Motorists must check their number plates regularly over winter and always clear any cover to avoid a massive penalty. Experts at Nationwide Vehicle Contracts warn failing to do so could lead to severe punishments.
Plates cannot be covered as it is the only way your vehicle is recognisable to police.
Number plates are also used by Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to detect drivers if they break driving rules.
ANPR cameras can also check whether a car has been stolen or has paid its up to date road tax.
Blocking this means the camera cannot conduct the proper checks and runs the risk of making a driver look guilty.
Published at Wed, 15 Dec 2021 07:48:00 +0000