Number plate history - the history of number plates
There are some key dates in the history of number plates and personalised registrations in the UK.
Here is a brief timeline of key events which have helped the number plate market and industry evolve to what it has become today.
1896- Locomotive and highways Act
1903- The Motor Car act
1920- The roads act
1930- Road Traffic act
1963- Suffix number plates released
1971- CNDA is established
1973- First Number plate rally held
1974- DVLC is formed
1977- RNC Registration Numbers Club is founded
1984- Prefix number plates released
1991- Non transferable number plates
1993- K1NGS fetches £233,000 at DVLA auction
1999- Two number plate changes in the year (March and September) instead of once a year.
2001- "Current style number plates released"
2008- F prefix number plates released
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