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Mandatory fixing rules

Fixings must not change the registration or make it difficult to read.

The key rule is to ensure that fixings do not obscure or misrepresent the registration number.

Plates can be fixed using screws (see optional fixing guidelines) or adhesive pads.

Using adhesive pads

Adhesive pads are the recommended (informative) method of fixing plates, under the upcoming Standard BS AU 145e. 

This is so plates remain quick and easy to read by humans and cameras alike.

Did you know?

The recommended standard for adhesive pads is a minimum of 60cm2/kg of load, or in other words, very strongly affixed!