Every country has its own set of rules to ensure complete safety of its citizens. But, one of such rules that is followed in almost every country is the vehicle registration plate, which is a mandatory alphanumeric plate used to display the registration mark of a vehicle. The concept has been in existence in the United Kingdom (U.K.) since 1903, and has been mandatorily followed by the motor vehicles used on public roads. To know about the complete history of the vehicle registration plates in U.K., contact the DVLA telephone number 0870 025 0121.
The Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) has been in-charge of all the regulations pertaining to the vehicles on the roads of U.K. Also managing and controlling the U.K.’s private registration plates, there are a number of rules that one should follow to obtain one for his/her vehicle.
Purchasing Personalized Registration Plates
Buying a personalized registration plate for one’s vehicle is not a hassle. One can buy the same from DVLA online or at auction. All one needs to use this service is a debit or credit card.
Auctions of these registration plates includes some exclusive registration numbers. Held annually for about six times, the auctions have a reserve price starting from £130. If interested, a person can bid online, in person, by phone or in writing.
A person can buy personalised registration number directly from a dealer or privately. In case a person chooses to do so, it is important to ensure that he/she receives the V750 certificate of entitlement or V778 certificate of retention for the same.
Apart from this, it is also important to remember that a personalised registration number can only be used on a vehicle that is already registered or about to be registered, taxed and used on the roads of U.K. The DVLA does not allow the vehicle owner to make the vehicle look newer than it actually is. For instance, one cannot use a ‘07’ registration number ontovehicle registered in 2003.
One should also remember that buying a personalised registration number implies that he/she is buying the right to assign this number to a vehicle registered in his/her name or someone else’s name (the nominee).
Follow the law
A person who owns a personalised registration plates should understand that these are valuable assets and therefore, should be protected. The number plates owned by a person are an important identifying feature of his/her vehicle. Therefore, one must be extremely careful as these are very likely to be cloned so as to provide a false identity to any vehicle for those engaged in vehicle related crime.
A person cannot use decorative or fancy fonts for these registration plates. It is important to ensure that the letters and numbers must be of the correct size, style and spacing with private registration plates also conforming to strict British Standards in their materials and manufacture.
Apart from these, there are a number of other laws that govern their usage in the U.K. If you would like to know the complete details about these rules, contact the DVLA customer support number 0870 025 0121.