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Drive against number plate violations

The Transport Department, Coimbatore Circle, will launch a drive against number plates on motor vehicles that do not conform to Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) Number 50 and 51.

Deputy Transport Commissioner, Coimbatore Circle, K.N. Uthayanun told The Hindu that number plates not complying with the rules and in fancy fonts with various messages would make it difficult for officials to take note of the vehicle number quickly in the event of an accident.

According to rules 50 and 51, in the number plate on the rear side of the vehicle the State code, i.e. TN, should be in the first line followed by the code of the registering authority 37, 38 or 66 in the second line and then the alpha numeric number. The entire alpha numeric number, including the state code, should be written in one line on the front side number plate of the vehicle. The number plate on the rear side of the motor cycle should be according to the following specifications: height 34 cm for the alphabets and 40 cm for the numbers, width of the letters should be seven cm and space between the state code, alphabets and the numbers should be five cm. For motor cycles with less than 70 cc capacity, height of the numbers/alphabets should be 15 cm, width 2.5 cm and space in between should be 2.5 cm. For other motor cycles, the height of the alphabets and the numbers should be 30 cm, width should be five cm and the space in between should be five cm. For other motor vehicles, the height of the alphabets/numbers should be 65 cm, width should be 10 cm and space in between should be 10 cm.

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