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Rear marker plates transition extended

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has agreed to extend the three-year transitional period for the transition to modern rear marker plates.

The transition was to allow older larger rear marker plates to be replaced with plates made from Class 400, Class 1A or UNECE Regulation 70 reflective materials. The transitional period was due to end on 31 December 2020.

NHVR Manager Vehicle Safety and Performance, Peter Austin, said the NHVR would move to a ‘grandfathering approach’ that would allow industry to upgrade plates when they are next due for replacement, rather than a fixed transition date.

“We appreciate the challenges facing industry and the wider community at this time and this is one of a number of measures we have implement to assist,” he said.

The NHVR will provide an update to VSB12 to outline the change in due course.

In other news, the recently released NTARC report highlights the importance of the NHVR’s commitment to improving road safety.

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