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Tuesday 13th October 2015
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Why are number plates covered when cars are transported?


When second-hand cars are transported, why are the last three characters on their number plate blacked out?
Michael, Croydon


** Joint definitive **
Name: Phil, Croydon
Answer: They are salvage cars and it's to stop cloning of number plates for cars that are no longer being used.

** Joint definitive **
Name: Alan
Answer: It's to stop the ANPR System - the cameras that recognise the number plates - reading the number plates when it's on the back of the truck.