DVLA number plate changes could mean cheaper cars on the road

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Thousands of newly purchased cars will be affected after new number plates were released onto the market at the start of March.

Two times a year, a change is brought in which affects the number on registration plates.

Every new car made from March 1 and August 31 2022 will have a ’22’ on their plates.

And then from September 1, all new cars will be registered with “72”.

This will be the case until March 2023, when new number plates will bare the number “23”, followed by “73” in September 2023, and so on.

Before March, any new cars in the UK were registered with the “71” tag on their number plate following the latest registration change in September 2021.

The good news for car buyers is that the incoming updated plates could result in cheaper vehicles, the Mirror reports.

This is because car dealerships often attempt to try and get rid of their stock just as new registration plates come in.

The new plates will be “BS AU 145e” style, which meet the new British Standard for Retroreflective Number Plates.

AutoTrader says the main benefit of the new BS AU 145e standard plates is that they’re more durable.

They said: “The plates are made from tougher material and need to pass ten tests – including the newly added abrasion test, which checks if the number plates can withstand debris like road salt and dirt”

Another major change is a ban to 3D lettering, with only solid black lettering allowed.

This is being done in order to assist Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras in verifying registration plates on the roads.

The new number plates will also have to include the supplier’s business name and postcode, along with the name of the number plate manufacturer and the new standard.

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