Registration plate theft not exclusive to UK
We’ve already blogged about registration number plate theft in the UK, and the petrol drive-offs and other criminal activities involved. And we’ve also covered the in’s and out’s of number plate anti-theft screws which could reduce the risk of this happening to you.
It seems that number plates are stolen for the same reasons elsewhere in the world. So much so that the Indian Government has decided to do something about it. They’re introducing the compulsory fitting of High Seciurity Registration Plates (HRSP) on all new vehicles, with older vehicles obliged to comply within 2 years. It’s likely the legislation will come into force around October 2011 – though no official dates have been announced.
These registration plates are being introduced because the current systems vary in different parts of India, and the letters are often manipulated. Making it difficult to identify any vehicles involved in illegal activities or accidents. The format of the registration numbers will be standardised, and authorisation will be given to selected fitters only. Which is pretty much the same as the system we have for registration plates here in the UK.
These special registration plates will be made of aluminium, and carry a chromium-based hologram to protect against counterfeiting. And then fastened with a non-removable-non-reusable snap lock. In addition to the registration plates fixed to the front and back of the car, there will also be a sticker on the windshield of the car. The sticker will also carry the hologram, which is destroyed if there is an attempt to remove it.
That’s serious stuff!
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