For vehicles first used on or after 01 October 1937
The glass being cracked is not a reason for failure providing there is no possibility of misreading the speedometer, no possibility of the indicator needle being fouled or the cracked glass being a safety hazard.
Will be checked for:
An electronic steering lock malfunction lock warning must not be indicating a malfunction
Lights – function indicator
Supplementary Restraint Systems – Warning Indicator
Brakes – Warning indicators
Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Systems – Warning Indicator
ABS or ESC
Tyres - Warning Indicator
* Required on all vehicles first used on or after 1st August 1980.
NOTE: Revised Registration Plate Testing and Tow Bar Testing (see below) were effective from April 09.
see current Number Plate Regulationss table below.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
For registered vehicles the registration plate must be:
Vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1973 may have registration plates displaying white, grey or silver characters on a black background. A three-wheeled vehicle, which has a motorcycle derived front end, does not require a front number plate.
Vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1973 may have registration plates displaying white, grey or silver characters on a black background. Three-dimensional characters are permitted to use grey edging in order to achieve the 3D effect on any age of vehicle. Quadricycles must be fitted with a front number plate.