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Blog Archive for December 2015

Buying Road Legal Number Plates For a number plate to be legal it must meet the requirements as detailed in The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001 legislature. This standard must be met if you are using the plate...

By Peter Jepson

The current style of registration requires a bi-yearly release of a new number plate. In September 2001 this started when the 51 registrations were released (e.g. XX51 XXX). Since then a new number plate has been released every six months...

By Peter Jepson

Who conducts the MOT tests? MOTs can only be provided by a DVLA approved MOT test centre. These are recognised by a blue sign with three white triangles on it (see right). You can find your nearest one via DVLA’s own database. It is your...

By Peter Jepson

At National Numbers we use Jepson’s & Co Ltd to supply our customers with a quality set of number plates. One of the most common questions we get from customers is how to actually attach these number plates to their vehicle. There...

By Peter Jepson

How To Spot Illegal Number Plates If you’ve been supplied with a set of number plates that you suspect to be illegal or if you’re currently driving on number plates you are not sure on then you need to do something about it. Fines...

By Peter Jepson

In our personal experience one of the biggest barriers to buying a personal number plate is a lack of understanding in what they are and how they work. You can literally write a book trying to answer this question – in fact a few people...

By Peter Jepson

How To Change A Number Plate: A Step-By-Step Guide Many people we speak to like the idea of swapping there generic number plate with a personalised one, but have no idea how to go about it. See below for a complete step-by-step guide to find,...

By Peter Jepson

If have bought, or are considering buying, a new number plate you are probably wondering how to go about changing number plates to and from your vehicle. “Changing number plates” can mean several things but we will do our best to...

By Peter Jepson

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is a technology that reads and records number plates. ANPR has become very important in law enforcement, as well as with other agencies, so you should know exactly how it is used. How does...

By Peter Jepson

If you are buying or have bought a number plate you might have noticed you have the option to customise the plates with two-tone lettering – creating a 3D effect. It looks a bit different to the usual matte black letters, so is certainly...

By Peter Jepson

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