Standardized license plates
29 March 2011
Photo by Le Matinal
Today several cars have new license plates, but all the plates do not follow established standards."The new plates must be white front and yellow at the back," told Ally Peerboccus, Transport Controller from the NTA.
"The new plates should follow the standards established by the British Standard. It should be made of retro reflective material which, as regards its construction, colour and other qualities complies with the requirements of the British Standard for retro reflective number plates published on 15 january 1998 under number BS AU 145d”.
"Plates must be able to absorb light. Starting July 1, all vehicles must have the new plates. We see that people put any plates, but once the law is enacted, they will meet the standards. It was decided that we should have a single provider, but with liberalization, we had several vendors in the country. Vehicle owners need to see if a vendor makes the plates according to the British Standard ", says he.
"They often put their plate on the side of their bumper, but according to the regulations, they do not right. The plate must be placed where the manufacturer of the car put it. In most cases, you must put it in the middle of the bumper. But if according to the manufacturer, the license plate is on the side, then it is legal."
From 1 July this year, cars must have number plates complying with the standards. A measure scheduled for August 2010 and February 2011. The new plates will be standardized with white front and yellow at the rear. This change occurs because, at night, the police are struggling to decipher the plates. Speed cameras can capture better registrations. Under the new regulations, to acquire any new plate, the driver must produce his identity card and its 'horse power'.