Clamp down on illegal number plates

A new vehicle registration plate system is due to take effect in 2017 to help crack down on illegal number plates.

Transport consultant Alta Swanepoel explains that the Department of Transport wants to strengthen regulations and control the industry.

Plate manufacturers and custom embossers will face stricter laws when producing plates, which will be renewed every five years.

The plates will carry a 2D bar-code to help trace them back to manufactures in addition to a identification tag for vehicle owners, says Swanepoel.

Your name and details will be on there and link back to the eNatis system where fines and traffic infringements are accessible.

Alta Swanepoel, Transport Consultant at Alta Swanepoel & Associates

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