Police crackdown on illegal car registration plates

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Midlands motorists are being warned that if they use illegal number plates they could face fines of up to £1,000 in a planned crackdown by police. Officers will be issuing on-the-spot fines to any driver caught displaying misrepresented vehicle registration plates.

Plates displaying numbers and letters that have been altered, re-arranged, obscured or are difficult to read are illegal as they stop the vehicle being readily identified. Starting Monday 7 November, officers from the Central Motorway Patrol Group will begin a week long enforcement campaign across the region’s roads and motorways to target motorists who flout the law.

Anyone with a number plate that does not display the registration number correctly could be fined up to £1000. On the spot fines can be issued by police to drivers found committing offences in relation to number plates. In some cases, the registration number may be permanently withdrawn by the DVLA. Police are warning motorists that if they have misrepresented a vehicle registration number and it is permanently withdrawn, you would not get back any money that you have paid for the registration number, or any other costs you have to pay.

Source: ITV news here