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Dan Gets a Rude Awakening!

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Regtransfers team member Dan Wilson recently received an abrupt reminder that one must always look and listen before crossing the road.

Number plates sales adviser Dan hurried from our Dunstable office one Friday evening. His mind was focused on his plans for later that night, but for Dan there was very nearly no later to plan for. As he ran out of the front door of the Regtransfers offices and across the quiet service road immediately outside, he was oblivious to the car proceeding along that same service road. Dan didn't look before crossing and the driver's view was blocked by parked vehicles. That combination resulted in a sudden meeting of man and machine.

Luckily, both Dan and the driver escaped serious injury despite the spectacular nature of the collision you'll see in the video. A few minor bumps and scrapes were the only physical ill effects. Of course, once everyone knew that no lasting harm had been done, Dan took some flack for his lapse of concentration. He acknowledges that he had a very lucky escape and that things could easily have been tragically different. He has agreed to allow us to share the video of his accident in the hope that it will help people to remember to look both ways before crossing even a small or quiet road.

For our part, we are just very relieved that no one was seriously hurt.

The video contains some startling footage but, again, we emphasise that no serious injuries resulted to anyone involved. We thought it worth sharing as it does make for a pretty clear road safety reminder.

  • To learn more about the subject of road safety, take a look at our report on Britain's most common causes for accidents. 

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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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