Law change allows motorists to fly the flag!

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posted on: May 6, 2009

Patriotic motorists are now able to display national flags on their number plates after Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon secured a change in the law.

 

Under the new rules - which came into effect 27 April 2009 - motorists in England, Scotland and Wales can display the Union flag, Cross of St George, Saltire or Red Dragon of Wales.  Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP, Secretary of State for Transport stated that "It is right that motorists are now able to celebrate this pride by displaying flags on their number plates and I look forward to seeing our national symbols on cars around the country."

 

The flags can be displayed on the left hand side of the number plate.  Motorists in England, Scotland and Wales can display the Union flag, Cross of St George, Cross of St Andrew (also known as the Saltire) or Red Dragon of Wales as well one of the following identifiers:

 

GREAT BRITAIN, Great Britain, GB, UNITED KINGDOM, United Kingdom, UK, CYMRU, Cymru, CYM, Cym, ENGLAND, England, ENG, Eng, SCOTLAND, Scotland, SCO, Sco, WALES or Wales.  No other symbols or flags can be displayed on number plates. Motorists displaying national flags and identifiers will still be required to display the conventional oval sticker when travelling in Europe.