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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. 14A.Size and spacing of characters: special cases

    5. 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...

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

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

        4. B.Requirements where the vehicle carries a registration plate which is...

        5. Either of the following is permitted—

        6. 1.A plate made of reflex-reflecting material complying with the requirements...

        7. 2.A plate displaying white, silver or light grey letters and...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      LAYOUT OF REGISTRATION MARKS

      1. PART 1 TABLE A PERMITTED LAYOUTS FOR REGISTRATION MARKS

      2. PART 2 DIAGRAMS SHOWING PERMITTED LAYOUTS

        1. Diagram 1a

        2. Diagram 1b

        3. Diagram 2a

        4. Diagram 2b

        5. Diagram 2c

        6. Diagram 3a

        7. Diagram 3b

        8. Diagram 3c

        9. Diagram 4a

        10. Diagram 4b

        11. Diagram 5a

        12. Diagram 5b

        13. Diagram 6a

        14. Diagram 6b

        15. Diagram 7a

        16. Diagram 7b

        17. Diagram 8a

        18. Diagram 8b

        19. Diagram 9a

        20. Diagram 9b

      3. PART 3 TABLE B STROKE 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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