With the introduction of new registration numbers coming out in September, no one knows quite what to expect this year.
#Brexit my number plate fixed, £1.50 for a pair of GB flag stickers from eBay. Perfect. pic.twitter.com/Bw6fhL1Wyw— Cuthbert Collingwood (@SurfaceSkimmer) June 25, 2016
This is the latest in a long list of Brexit unknowns which have come as a surprise following Britain's decision to leave the union.
I guess this is the last car I'll own with the EU symbol and country identifier on the plates. pic.twitter.com/buq3cVcrA0— mike (@6byNine) June 25, 2016
Some motorists have decided to cover up their EU markings; however those who do, could face fines or even prosecution.
.@Geezajay2013 @MikkiL I avoid cleaning the #EU ring of stars on the number-plate of my work van: pic.twitter.com/0ua1kmezRW— The Black 'Jack (@MikeARPowell) April 17, 2016
Covering up the EU markings is seen as violating the specific registration requirements. Some motorists have started to use duct tape, which could create a glare, or black tape that could be confused for a number.
Sick of looking at that EU dictatorship flag on my number plate!! #BetterOffOut #euexit #ukip @Nigel_Farage pic.twitter.com/sDTzIvHQts— Martin Ford (@FordySpurs) 18 September 2015
This has been confirmed by Alex Garner, road traffic law specialist, who said that covering the license plate is illegal:
"Any attempt to cover up part of the registration number itself would be an offense. So while covering up the EU part of the number plate isn't in itself an offense, in general tampering with a number plate is very ill-advised," Garner said in a statement.