Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: United Kingdom
MOT regs for numberplates
* Required on all vehicles first used on or after 1st August 1980.
NOTE: Revised Registration Plate Testing and Tow Bar Testing (see below) were effective from April 09.
see current Number Plate Regs graphic.
For registered vehicles the registration plate must be:
not faded, dirty or obscured
Letters and digits must conform to the approved font design with correct spacing
Front plates must be black digits on white background, rear must be black on yellow
Honeycomb background is not allowed.
Vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1973 may have registration plates displaying white, grey or silver characters on a black background. A three-wheeled vehicle, which has a motorcycle derived front end, does not require a front number plate.
MOT Registration Plate Specifications
Relevant Dimension Tricycles & quadricycles All other vehicles
64mm - 79mm
Character width (except for the figure 1 or letter I)
44mm - 50mm
10mm - 14mm
Space between two characters in group
10mm - 11mm
Vertical space between groups of characters
13mm - 19mm
Horizontal space between groups of characters
30mm - 33mm
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