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The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and revocation

    2. 2.Interpretation: general

    3. 3.Exempt vehicles

  3. PART II REGISTRATION PLATES

    1. 4.Interpretation of Part II

    2. 5.Fixing of rear registration plates: vehicles registered on or after the relevant date

    3. 6.Fixing of front registration plates: vehicles registered on or after the relevant date

    4. 7.Fixing of registration plates: vehicles registered before the relevant date

    5. 8.Fixing of registration plates: works trucks, road rollers and agricultural machines

    6. 9.Lighting of rear registration plates

    7. 10.Specifications for registration plates

    8. 11.Further requirements for registration plates

  4. PART III REGISTRATION MARKS

    1. 12.Interpretation of Part III

    2. 13.Layout of marks

    3. 14.Size and spacing of characters

    4. 15.Style of characters

  5. PART IV MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 16.International distinguishing signs and other material

    2. 17.Optional early use of new-specification plates and prescribed font

    3. 18.Saving for vehicles constructed before 1st January 1973

    4. 19.Offences under section 59 of the Act

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      REGULATIONS REVOKED

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION PLATES

      1. PART 1 VEHICLES REGISTERED AND NEW REGISTRATION PLATES FITTED ON OR AFTER 1ST SEPTEMBER 2001 (MANDATORY SPECIFICATION)

        1. 1.The plate must be made of retroreflecting material which, as...

        2. 2.Where the registration mark is displayed on the front of...

        3. 3.Where the registration mark is displayed on the back of...

      2. PART 2 VEHICLES REGISTERED ON OR AFTER 1ST JANUARY 1973 AND BEFORE 1ST SEPTEMBER 2001 (OPTIONAL SPECIFICATION)

        1. 1.The plate must be made of reflex-reflecting material which, as...

        2. 2.Where the registration mark is displayed on the front of...

        3. 3.Where the registration mark is displayed on the back of...

      3. PART 3 VEHICLES REGISTERED BEFORE 1ST JANUARY 1973 (OPTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS)

        1. A

          Requirements where the vehicle carries a registration plate which is constructed so that the mark may be illuminated from behind by virtue of the translucency of its characters.

          1. 1.The registration mark must be formed of white translucent characters...

          2. 2.When the registration mark is illuminated during the hours of...

        2. B

          Requirements where the vehicle carries a registration plate which is not so constructed.

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      LAYOUT OF REGISTRATION MARKS

      1. PART 1 TABLE APERMITTED LAYOUTS FOR REGISTRATION MARKS

      2. PART 2 DIAGRAMS SHOWING PERMITTED LAYOUTS

      3. PART 3 TABLE BSTROKE AND CHARACTER WIDTH, SPACING AND MARGINS

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      PRESCRIBED FONT

      1. PART 1 FONT DESCRIBED FOR CHARACTERS 79 MILIMETRES IN HEIGHT

      2. PART 2 FONT PRESCRIBED FOR CHARACTERS 64 MILIMETRES IN HEIGHT

  7. Explanatory Note

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