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Research and Testing

The 9 tests of number plates: BS AU 145d

BNMA members only supply plates that meet the British Standard.

Testing ensures that the strict British Standard (BS AU 145d) for number plates is met.

Each test has a separate and distinct purpose.  From ensuring the right durability to making it legible, every construction of number plate supplied to Registered Number Plate Suppliers must pass the British Standard.

There are 42 unique reasons why a plate could fail the British Standard.

Any given sample can go through up to 5 tests on the same plate, in a specified order.