new number plate law came into effect from
1 January 2003 (amended on 1st December 2005)
aimed at reducing the ease at which fake
number plates can be obtained by thieves
who wish to attach them to stolen vehicles.
Unfortunately, the law is causing problems
in the caravan and trailer industry.
Proof of identification and entitlement
is now required
to purchase a single number plate i.e. for a trailer, caravan or
cycle rack lighting board. Believe it or not, even if your car
requires a replacement number plate due
to, say a crack in it, you will still
have to show proof of ID and ownership.