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Update on BS AU 145e:2018 Specification for Retroreflecting Number Plates

25 September 2018

BSI published this new specification on 1st March 2018 with the intention of it updating and replacing BS AU 145d (published 1998).

We understand that DVLA was not able to finalise the content of the Statutory Instrument (necessary to introduce BS AU 145e into legislation) in time to make use of the parliamentary slot originally designated for the Statutory Instrument this autumn.

As a result BS AU 145e has no legal status and there is currently no change in existing regulations relating to number plate product performance – The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001 with subsequent amendments are still the relevant regulations.

We are awaiting to hear from DVLA as to the next steps in this process and we will update you on this situation when we can.

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