Land Transport (Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2011

33 Form of ordinary plates

(1)

The unique identifier for an ordinary plate must be a combination of letters or numbers, or of both, and the combination must not exceed,—

(a)

in the case of plates for motorcycles, mopeds, and trailers, 5 letters, numbers, or letters and numbers, in total:

(b)

in any other case, 6 letters, numbers, or letters and numbers, in total.

(2)

A combination must not be used for an ordinary plate if the combination appears or is to appear on—

(a)

a personalised plate; or

(b)

a trade plate.

(3)

If the registration of a motor vehicle has been cancelled and an application is subsequently made under section 243 of the Act to register the motor vehicle and the relevant unique identifier has not yet been reallocated under this Part, then—

(a)

the ordinary plates issued for the motor vehicle when it was previously registered may be reissued to that motor vehicle:

(b)

the unique identifier assigned to the motor vehicle when it was previously registered may be reassigned to that motor vehicle.

(4)

The unique identifier on an ordinary plate must be—

(a)

embossed, and coloured aluminium on a black background; or

(b)

embossed, and coloured black against a reflective background consisting of white retro-reflective sheeting; or

(c)

in any other form and colour that may be determined by the Registrar.

(5)

The base material of an ordinary plate must be aluminium or any other material that may be determined by the Registrar.

(6)

Despite subclause (5), an ordinary plate to be fixed to the front of a motor vehicle may be in the form of an adhesive label.

Compare: SR 1995/136 cl 2