Now the time is over for those two-wheeler holders who violate Motor Vehicle Act by using elaborate designs, stickers, alpha-numeric letters, idol names, their favourite actor’s image and a caption on the number plates. Of late, in the Vizag roads, most of the vehicles, these images and extra characters distract attention from the actual number. Among the youth, such a trend is vogue. But henceforth, it is strictly no-no.
The Motor vehicle Act stipulates a standard specification on the registration plates along with the font and size of the numbers, a large chunk has ignored it. Also, the Act stipulates, that the plate should not have any other character other than the registration number.
During any untoward accident, identification of registration details of such creative vehicles turns out to be a daunting task. In so many vehicles, ‘BOSS’ takes over ‘8055’. In addition to this, worn-out and broken number plates also dot the streets.
The transport department has been flooded with a litany of complaints about the misuse of number plates. So, the officials concerned decided to take up a special drive against the violators. To combat the violators of this nature, the concerned authorities brought High-Security Registration Plates (HSRPs) into the picture with non-reusable locks. Also to protect against counterfeiting, they introduced a chromium-based hologram that comes with 20 mm X 20 mm.