Drivers are being warned of two big changes to number plates that will come into force from March 2022.
From March, standard number plates on all new vehicles will need to pass durability tests to make sure they’re tough enough to withstand abrasion from road debris like salt and dirt.
The new rules also mean two-tone number plates, which use different colour shades to create a 3D effect on the lettering will be banned.
The new rules also mean two-tone number plates, which use different colour shades to create a 3D effect on the lettering, will be banned.
This is so that Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras will be better able to read the lettering.
The new rules are all part of a new standard for number plates.
The old standard used BS AU 145d plates, which has been in use since September 2001, according to Autotrader.
The new standard is BS AU 145e:2018.