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Car Cleanliness Crucial: Drivers Face £1,000 Fines, Expert Cautions

A warning from a car expert has emerged, stating that drivers could potentially face fines of up to £1,000 if they fail to maintain their vehicles’ cleanliness.

As per the law, number plates must always be clearly visible and easy to read. These plates serve as identifiers for law enforcement officers and automated systems like automatic number plate recognition.

Motorists are strictly prohibited from rearranging or altering the letters and numbers on their number plates or modifying the spacing between them.

Failing to adhere to these regulations may result in hefty fines of up to £1,000 and the risk of the vehicle failing its MOT test.

According to Government guidance, “Number plates (also known as licence plates) must show your registration number correctly. You cannot rearrange letters or numbers, or alter them so that they’re hard to read. You could be fined up to £1,000 and your vehicle will fail its MOT test if you drive with incorrectly displayed number plates.”

Jon Kirkbright, the sales director at Platehunter, a company specializing in buying and selling private number plates, urges motorists to ensure their number plates are clean and legible, without any markings or obstructions.

Keeping the car clean is not only a matter of aesthetics, but it also ensures compliance with the law. A dirty or obstructed number plate may lead to difficulties in reading it, thus potentially resulting in substantial fines.

The current format for vehicle registration numbers, introduced in 2001, comprises two letters indicating the region of the country where the vehicle was first registered, two numbers indicating the date of issue, and three randomly chosen letters. However, private registration plates can deviate from this format and may consist of as little as one character.

Platehunter, a reputable number plate supplier, has been in business for 11 years and boasts over 56 million personalized number plates for sale. They take pride in being an affordable option, offering plates starting from just £39 plus VAT and transfer fees.

Drivers seeking registration plates are encouraged to explore the Platehunter site. In case they don’t find what they’re looking for, they can reach out to Platehunter, as the company can request any number plate from the DVLA to be included in auctions, provided it adheres to legal requirements and has never been released before.

For more information or assistance with purchasing or selling private number plates, individuals can visit PlateHunter‘s website or reach out to them via InstagramTwitter or Facebook.

Sam Allcock
Sam Allcock
With over 20 years of experience in the field SEO and digital marketing, Sam Allcock is a highly regarded entrepreneur. He is based in Cheshire but has an interest in all things going on in the North West and enjoys contributing local news to the site.
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