UK cars get Brexit treatment as drivers cover EU symbols
Using British flags and in some cases, black tape, car owners are expressing their feelings about the EU and the Brexit by covering up the EU stars on their number plates.
// So been thinking about this for the last couple of days…… I have a EU flag on my car registration plate!!— Jesse Murdoch (@QuirkyWiseGuy) June 28, 2016
Do I now need to replace them!
Some motorists are confused about the fate of their reg plates, which have been required to have the EU symbol since legislation came into effect 10 years ago.
Serious question, do I have to change my number plate on the car now to remove the EU flag?— Martin Graves (@GravesySpurs) June 24, 2016
my dads new car registration plate arrived two days ago, with the EU flag on. awks.— aimee. (@aimsssxxx) June 24, 2016
I've put black tape over the EU flag on my number plate awaiting the old bill to question my actions #Brexit— I.M. Seethin (@MSeethin) June 30, 2016
While others are expressing eagerness for Brexit to come into play, some were covering up the EU symbol as early as April.
Others are angered at the assumption they will have to cover the costs of changing their vehicle registrations from EU to UK only.
If Brexit win I will be sending the bill for the replacement of my number plate, driving licence and passport straight to the cunts at UKIP— Mångata (@mrpantalaymon) June 24, 2016
I've got a little euro flag thingy on my number plate.Thats gunna cost ain't it?how much is a new number plate?#Brexit— leehilton (@leehilton1) June 24, 2016
Oh no, we now all have to change our number plates and get new ones. Great time to have a number plate making business! #Brexit— Vito tweeto Rausa (@RausaV) June 24, 2016
New registration numbers come out in September, and no one knows quite what to expect this year.
It is the latest in a long list of unknowns tossed up following the surprise Brexit referendum result, as the UK deals with uncertainty surrounding its future now that it will leave the EU.
Those who have covered up the EU markings could face fines, or even prosecution, the Daily Mail reports, as motorists risk covering up part of their registration numbers, or violating the specific registration requirements by using duct tape that could create glare, or black tape that could be confused for a number.