Thousands of vehicles will fail the MoT test as a result of new curbs on doctored number plates (Telegraph).
The changes to the MoT test are aimed at drivers who try to dodge safety cameras by using reflective paint or alter the plate’s background to make it impossible for the camera to read them.
The DfT estimates that there are currently 40,000 motorists on the road who would be caught by the new rule. A spokesman said: "The main purpose of this modification to the test is to detect registration-plates which have an illegal background that can prevent identification of the plate by traffic enforcement cameras."
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