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Is Your New Vehicle Chapter 8 Compliant?

Posted by Greg Saunderson on

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1st of March 2019 marks the new year for registrations and sees the release of the new 2019 DVLA number plates in the UK. The new number plates enter circulation each year in March and September and the registration numbers are used to identify when a car was registered.

The new registrations will have the ‘19’ tag to show that these cars are registered in the first half of 2019. The ‘19’ tag will be on cars registered between March 1st and August 31st until the new plates are introduced on September 1st, where cars will have the ‘69’ tag.

 

What do the numbers and characters on a number plate mean?

Number plate explanation
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The first two letters on a number plate are the regional identifiers. The first letter stands for the local area and the second letter refers to the DVLA office the registration took place at. The two numbers that follow are the age identifier of the car, which shows when the car was registered. So, for this year’s new registrations, the number would either be 19 or 69. Then the final three letters are just a random combination.

Chapter 8 Shop Grades Explained

Ahead of the release on March 1st, we want to make sure that your new 19 plate vehicle is Chapter 8 compliant.Our chevrons are fully compliant with the latest Department of Transport Traffic Signs Manual, specifically Chapter 8. Our most popular grades are Entry Grade Air Release and Premium Plus.

Entry Grade Air Release (Engineering Grade)

  • Fully backed to give accurate and evenly spaced panels, this helps retain the integrity of the kit
  • Airflow technology – this helps to speed up the application process and helps reduce the risk of micro bubbles by helping air escape, giving a flawless finish
  • Weatherproof with excellent corrosion and solvent resistance & high scratch resistance with up to 3 years’ service life
  • Class 1 – Suitable for stopping on highways with passing traffic up to 40mph
  • Visibility up to 400 metres

Premium Plus

  • Reflective Film (RA2 Class 2) – RA2 Class 2 is the higher specification of reflectivity and is used for permanent signage for roads as well as safety and warning markings on emergency service vehicles
  • Suitable for stopping on highways with passing traffic up to and over 50 mph
  • Airflow technology – this helps to speed the application process and helps reduce the risk of micro bubbles by helping air escape, giving a flawless finish and reducing the application time by up to 60%
  • Visibility up to 1000 metres, which exceeds the minimum requirements for Scotland & Wales
  • Up to 5 years’ service life

All our chevron kits come with a 2-year warranty policy.

You can browse our chevron page here. If you’re not sure which are the right chevrons for your new vehicle, contact us and we’ll be happy to help you.

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