Is your car’s number plate illegal?

POLICE are cracking down on drivers with illegal number plates.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 17th March 2012, 8:01 am

‘Operation Dragon’ will see forces in Bedfordshire using their automatic number plate tecognition (ANPR) teams to tackle drivers with dodgy licence plates.

Expect to be stopped if your number plate has: adjusted fixings or bolts which alter spaces or obscure characters to appear as something else, any font that is not the standard DVLA-approved ‘Charles Wright’ font, offensive wording, letters that are not easily readable or recognised by the naked eye.

Anyone caught with a number plate which does not the criteria could face a fine of up to £1,000.

Number plates should also be made from a reflective material, white at the front and yellow at the back.

Visit www.direct.gov.uk/en/motoring for more information.