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Check Before Investing in Private Registration Plates

Buying a private registration plate becomes extremely intricated if the car is stolen and not recovered. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) re-issue a private number plate 1 year (12 months) after the vehicle to which it was regarded and was proclaimed as pilfered. The drivers need to prove that the vehicle had a valid MoT and it was fully taxed during larceny.

Hence, when you approach for the registration of a personalized plate to your car, you should inform your insurer immediately. Otherwise, your policy can be refuted. Usually, one pays a lot for a private number plate. Therefore, to save money, it’s of ultimate necessity to check if the car is insured properly.


A registration number plate is connected to the motorized vehicle and not the owner who bought it. If you wish to keep the possession of the cherished number plate, make sure that your insurer is thoroughly informed about it, as the car can be a product of thievery or has a bad past or has decreased value or written off.

It has been observed that the owners of the private number plates who don’t inform their insurers about it are being warned against fraudgery and they are notified that they can lose the plate if the car is absconded with or written off.

Work of the insurance company:

When the insurance agency disburses for a written off the vehicle, both the conveyance and the registration number plate becomes the insurer’s property.

The policyholders can choose to purchase the number plate back from their supplier at the settlement price. If the vehicle has been thrown away, the rights to the personalized number plate also go with it.

As per the analysis of the 302 car insurance policies, it has been found that only nineteen expressly covered the mislaying of the private number plate along with certain policies embracing the plates that are cashable up to £200. Others have no limit on the covered plate’s value.

The illegal registration number plates have encountered many British people got fined. They often fail their MoT. Many private number plates have the likelihood to be a high-cost fallacy for the drivers. A private registration plate can be a beautiful form of expression and can prove to be too costly.

The firm providing cherished number plates buoy up the drivers to use a degree of imagination and elucidation during designing one sticking to the formats of the traditional number plate. The company reported that approximately 15,000 drives throughout the UK have been fined for possessing illegal number plates since the past three years.

Again, if we study in details, we can find that the worst wrongdoers arrive from London with approximately 3,058 misdemeanors, while Norfolk and North Wales come with more than 1,100 each. It also involves the number plates that did not comply with the regulations, the cars that had no front or back number plate, and the vehicles with obscured or identical plates.

The legal requirement of a car is a number plate that must be clear and comprehensible. If the car fails to meet the guidelines, it can end up in a fine of £1,000, dropping off the private number and also an unsuccessful MoT.

The drivers can be penalized for the wrong colors of the letters and the number plate’s background. A number plate must have black colored characters with a white background at the vehicle’s front side. The back of the car must have a yellow background. Spacing is very important. The drivers must be sure that the plate’s alphabetical and numerical characters are tightly spaced.

One must not put a non-confirming background or any kind of sticker that comes in the way of the plate’s legibility. Otherwise, the owners fall in the risk of high penalty. ‘Charles Wright’ is the standard font that is used on the number plates. It is the acceptable font for the motorists. The flag situated on the plate’s left-hand side must be accurate. The allowable flags cover The Union Jack, the EU flag, the Scottish Saltire or St Andrew Cross, the St George Cross and the Red Dragon of Wales.

It has been found in an evaluation of 226 car insurance policies that if a car insurance policy involves cover for the private number plates and a claim is made for the car’s cost along with the plate, then the insurer possesses the particular vehicle to which the registration number is assigned, and, hence owns the rights to the distinct registration number too.

The bottom line is : You must check thoroughly before investing in a private number plate.

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