27 vehicles impounded for having ‘fancy’ number plates

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The traffic department of the Guyana Police Force is urging owners and drivers of motor vehicles to comply with the law as it relates to Identification Mark (number plates) or face the consequence of being prosecuted.

The Force conducted an exercise in Georgetown which targeted vehicles with “Obscured Identification Mark” and a total of 27 vehicles were impounded after they were found to be in breach of the offence.

The drivers were briefed and following rectification and examination by Licence and Certifying Officers, they were warned and the vehicles released.

All motor vehicles driven on the roads must have a distinctive identification mark consisting of a figure or figures and a letter or letters.

The letters and figures on the identification mark must be indelibly inscribed in white upon a black surface and no letter or figure shall be capable of being detached from such surface.

Additionally, all letters and figures must be three and a half inches high; every part of each letter and figure must be five-eighth of an inch broad and the total width of the space taken by every letter or figure must be two and a half inches.

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