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Enforcement Sanctions Policy Update

The DVSA have been made aware of a minority of operators who are deliberately attempting to conceal their number plates from identification.

To help them better protect people from unsafe drivers and vehicles, they have changed how they enforce deliberate number plate tampering from 1 February 2022.

In instances where they believe there has been an attempt to conceal a vehicle number plate, they will now:

  • Issue an S mark prohibition

  • Issue either an immediate or delayed prohibition and £100 fixed penalty notice

  • Submit a report to the Courts or Traffic Commissioners

  • Retain fraudulent number plates as evidence for any future investigation

For a full breakdown of the changes visit:


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