Question: Is a smaller number plate legal?

Yes! Shortening your number plates is legal, as we still follow the DVLA standard for spacing on the plates. On either side of your number plate characters will be the correct measurement of spacing to make them legal. You can rest assured that these are legal.

Are 7x5 number plates legal?

Its illegal. Heres the regs direct from the DVLA: Motorcycles registered from 1 September 2001 must only display a number plate at the rear of the vehicle.

Number plates fitted prior to the 1st of September 2001, must ensure their margins are at least 13mm to the sides, top and bottom. Individuals with number plates dating back to 1972 (and earlier) should leave a minimum of 11mm to each of these sides.

What size number plates are legal?

Number plates fitted prior to the 1st of September 2001, must ensure their margins are at least 13mm to the sides, top and bottom. Individuals with number plates dating back to 1972 (and earlier) should leave a minimum of 11mm to each of these sides.

Can I space out my number plate?

All personalised plates much meet the standard DVLA formats, which have been explained here. Spaces are legally mandated and cannot be omitted, altered or moved.

What makes an illegal number plate?

Number plates become illegal if there has been an attempt to rearrange or misrepresent the numbers or letters, such as or using large bolts to secure the plate to the car to make a numbers or letters appear different.

What size are short plates?

520mm by 111mm Short Number plates are done through the technology of laser cutting but still maintains the size of your registration. It is legal on the road. Not only that, but it also sticks to the exact measurements of spacing specified by DVLA. The specified size of a standard plate number is 520mm by 111mm.

Can you get points for illegal number plate?

It does this by closing a loophole in the law as it stands today. “Currently whilst speeding offences are endorsable, that is they result in points on the offenders driving licence. “The offence of displaying a non-compliant or even displaying no number plate at all carries only a fine.

Characters must be 50mm wide and 79mm tall. In addition the thickness of each stroke on the characters must be 14mm.

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