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Number plate news around the world: November 2023

Number plate news

All countries have some kind of registration plate system for vehicles, but the details of those systems vary widely, as do the physical characteristics of plates and the rules and regulations governing their use. All this variety naturally makes for some interesting news items.

Guy Fawkes Night trivia

Lady holding sparklers, featuring number plate SPA 22K

While we all have a vague idea of the reasons for our annual habit of setting things alight, there's more to it than we might appreciate. Here are a few things you may not know about gunpowder, the plot, fireworks and the whole kerfuffle.

Happy Halloween! The scary movie quiz

Halloween themed movie quiz

Horror and thriller movies have become as much a part of Halloween as ghosts, witches, pumpkins, fancy dress and trick-or-treat. They go together like bread and butter, salt and vinegar, blood and gore, stalk and slash. Well, you get the picture.

Vietnamese number plate joins the £1m club - briefly

Vietnamese number plate 51K 888.88

Vietnam held its first ever official auction of vehicle registration numbers. There was a fair bit of excitement as the event seemed to be attracting some very serious bids. By the time the sale was over, several lots had achieved very impressive hammer prices.

Petrolheadonism Live

Regtransfers at Petrolheadonism Live 2023

We report on the Petrolheadonism Live event held at the grounds of Knebworth House, Hertfordshire on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September.

The role of DVLA

Car registrations and number plates, including personalised number plates, in the UK, are the responsibility of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, usually known as the DVLA. It issues new registrations twice a year and also maintains the central database that records details of all vehicles licensed to drive on UK roads, along with their keeper and registration information.

Regtransfers works closely with DVLA to complete registration transfers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Regtransfers is a DVLA-registered supplier of personal car registrations and number plates and is listed on the DVLA Registrations website. All number plates supplied by Regtransfers comply with DVLA's prescribed standards and regulations.

DVLA administers all UK registration transfers and issues updated registration documents when the registration number of a car is changed, or when a registration is removed from a vehicle and placed on a retention document in accordance with the DVLA Retention Scheme.

DVLA is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. Regtransfers is not affiliated with the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations. Regtransfers is a recognised reseller of unissued Government stock.

Number plate regulations

When a car is on the road, it is an offence to display number plates bearing any number other than the vehicle's officially recorded registration number. If you purchase a private registration, learn how to transfer private plates before displaying the new number.

All registration number plates displayed on UK vehicles must comply with the official number plate regulations. DVLA oversees enforcement of number plates display regulations and maintains a register of approved manufacturers and retailers of vehicle number plates.

Regtransfers is not part of, and is not formally affiliated with DVLA.

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