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    MOT Test of Registration Plates (Number Plates) and VIN*

    * 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 Regulationss table below.

    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

    • VIN number incomplete


    Registration Plate

    For registered vehicles the registration plate must be:

    • Present
    • Secure
    • 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.

    Vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1973 may have registration plates displaying white, grey or silver characters on a black background. Three-dimensional characters are permitted to use grey edging in order to achieve the 3D effect on any age of vehicle. Quadricycles must be fitted with a front number plate.

    MOT Registration Plate Specifications

    Relevant Dimension

    Tricycles & quadricycles

    All other vehicles

    Character height

    64mm

    79mm

    Character width
    (except for the figure 1 or letter I)

    44mm

    50mm

    Stroke width

    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

    Margins (minimum)

    11mm

    11mm


    The VIN number* must be:

    • Permanently displayed
    • Consistent
    • Legible.

    *Required on all vehicles first used on or after 1st August 1980.