Following concerns about the expense of modifying vehicles intended for foreign markets and unable to be fitted with UK size number plates, the government responded with a concession for permitting some imported vehicles to display motorcycle size number plates. This will apply to certain imported cars, primarily from North America and the Far East.
Such vehicles will be permitted to display number plates with smaller characters provided the vehicle does not have European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval and the vehicle's construction cannot accommodate standard size UK number plates.
The specification for smaller sized number plates (for certain imported vehicles) is shown in this table:
|Character width (except the figure 1or letter l)||44mm|
|Space between characters||10mm|
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