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The History of UK Car Registration Numbers

We're so used to cars having number plates that it may come as a surprise that cars had already been on our streets for nearly a decade before someone thought they needed registration. Without number plates, there was no way to hold a motorist accountable for an accident or a breach of the law, as long as he could get away fast enough. The Motor Car Act was passed in 1903, and Earl Russell camped out overnight to get the first ever registration, A1, for his Napier.

Why are our number plates so good?

A number plate is an essential part of any vehicle. It is the vehicle's signature, the very thing that makes it unique, that distinguishes it from everything else on the road. This is the reason why any motorist will want to make sure that their number plate is as clean, as readable and as well-made as possible. Nothing but the best should be accepted.

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