No number plate, incorrect letter/number size, obscured registration mark, un-lit plate at night
Fine up to £1,000 for each offence
Was it reasonable to have your number plate obscured, unlit or not affixed to the vehicle
If faced with any of these offences we recommend that you consult us for advice
It is an offence to drive or own a vehicle that:
1. has the incorrect size of lettering/numbers and/or correct layout. The precise regulations with respect to layout and size are vehicle specific.
2. does not have a number plate fixed to it;
3. has the registration mark obscured, e.g. so dirty that you cannot read it;
4. does not have the number plate lit at night
No, there is no requirement for an NIP for number plate offences.
Fine up to £1,000 for each offence.
Any Defence will usually be related to whether it was reasonable to have your number plate obscured, unlit or not affixed to the vehicle. However, the police do not always get the regulations right and you may find yourself being prosecuted when you did not actually commit an offence. Photographs and measurements can help, but some Defences can also depend on expert analysis of the particular circumstances.
If faced with any of these offences we recommend that you consult us for advice.
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