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DVLA auction, May 2024

The top 5 number plates sold at DVLA Auction in May 2024

DVLA's May auction of private registrations was an online event. We have details of the top prices paid and the most interesting plates spotted.

Drug driving: the misunderstood offence?

Blurred view of a car dashboard

Where the profile of the drink driving problem is high, and receives a seasonal boost around every Christmas when police launch annual awareness and enforcement campaigns, drug driving remains in relative shadow. Many people aren't even aware that there is a specific problem or offence known as drug driving. Even fewer people know what constitutes drug driving.

How to pass your driving test first time

Tearing a learner driver plate after passing a driving test

Preparation is the key to passing the driving test. Follow our driving test tips to boost your confidence and ensure that you will be confident and relaxed when you take your test.

BE 1: Own a piece of motoring history

A vintage 1930s car bearing the registration BE 1

Dating from the very earliest days of British car registration numbers, BE 1 is an exceptional, antique number. Historic registrations like this are increasingly hard to find. BE 1 is now for sale from Regtransfers.

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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