DVSA enforcement sanctions policy – UP-DATE 01/02/2022

DVSA is aware of a minority of operators who are deliberately attempting to conceal their number plates from identification.

To help us better protect people from unsafe drivers and vehicles, we changed how we enforce deliberate number plate tampering from 1 February 2022.

In instances where we believe there has been an attempt to conceal a vehicle number plate, we will now:
• issue an S mark prohibition (significant failure of roadworthiness compliance)
• issue either an immediate or delayed prohibition and a £100 fixed penalty notice
• submit a report to the Courts or Traffic Commissioners
• retain fraudulent number plates as evidence for any future investigation