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Secureplate to fight identity theft

Theft resistant number plates could help dealers and motorists avoid identity theft, a costly new crime on the rise in the UK.

The new plates, which meet standards set by DVLA, have been developed so they cannot be removed from any vehicle within three minutes. Even if the thief is successful in removing them, the plate is designed to shatter into at least four pieces so it cannot be re-used on another vehicle.

The new secureplate can help fight criminals and use stolen plates to steal fuel from petrol station forecourts, avoiding paying speeding fines and dodge the congestion charge.

The theft resistant plate has been developed over the past two years by Hills Numberplates.

Michael Cordell, Hills managing director, said: “Demand for the new plates is so great that production capacity is at full stretch.”

The new industry standard for theft-resistant plates was launched by DVLA earlier this year by minister of state for transport, Dr Stephen Ladyman.

To find your nearest dealer go to the secureplate website

Hills managing director Michael Cordell demonstrates how the plates are designed to shatter.

The new plates meet standards set by the DVLA.

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