DVLA number plate law in the UK


What is the number plate law in the UK?

How many of us realise that there are strict laws regarding the display of number plates in the UK?

With so many companies out there selling so-called "show plates" and supposedly road legal number plates, it's no wonder there's so much confusion. So what does it all mean? And are there any laws for number plates in the UK? Or can I have whatever I want?

Formula 1 Calendar 2013

We love motorsport here at The Plate Market, especially Formula 1. We think the format where skilled drivers and incredible cars race against each other in a huge variety of conditions is entertainment at its best.

The 2012 season was incredible, one of the most exciting in years. which left us wanting more so we thought we’d compile this great little calendar to get us in the mood for 2013. The calendar is in the form of a timeline so you can scroll left and right to view the dates and venues for the upcoming season.

M25 Average Speed Cameras a Flop

Average Speed Camera

Over the last few years, the government implemented a network of 36 new digital cameras along the M25, a 117-mile stretch of road which is used by more than 500,000 vehicles per day. The cameras were supposed to catch speeders on the London orbital motorway, bot a series of technical and legal problems have plagued the system, and to date the new cameras have not caught any speeding drivers.

Driving This Christmas?

Driving in winter Are you’re planning on driving during the holiday season, either to visit friends and family, or to head off on a winter break?  Driving during the Christmas period can be a stressful experience, but there are a lot of things you can do to make it more enjoyable, and to keep you and your family safe.  Here are a few winter driving tips to help you survive the holiday season with your nerves intact!

DVLA number plate documents stolen

Buyers beware when buying private number plates

DVLA is today warning buyers that they should check the Certificates for private number plates before buying them from a private seller.

That's because 900 blank certificates have been stolen. This is the pink V750 Certificate of Entitlement. Not to be mixed up with the green V778 Retention Document.


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