Owner of McLaren supercar saw their motor towed away after it was driven off the forecourt without number plate or insurance

The owner of a McLaren supercar saw their motor towed away by cops after it was driven off the forecourt without a number plate or insurance.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 12:13 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 12:14 pm
The owner of a McLaren supercar saw their motor towed away by cops after it was driven off the forecourt without a number plate or insurance.

Cops put the brakes on the driver of the luxury vehicle in West Yorkshire after it was spotted flouting strict road rules.

The driver of the car did not have insurance and was also driving without a front number plate, West Yorkshire Police said.

Posting a picture of the car, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, the force's road's policing unit said: "Please remember to ensure your new McLaren has a front plated fitted by the dealer and then make sure that you are insured to drive it off the forecourt."

Police confirmed the car had been seized and posted a picture of it being towed away by a recovery truck.

All cars on the road are required to display registrations at both the front and rear of the vehicle.

It is also illegal to re-arrange the letters or obscure a number plate rendering it hard to read.

The rules are intended to ensure that all number plates meet the UK’s regulations, so they can be read by automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras.

There are strict rules governing the correct display of registration plates, according to the RAC.

A private number plate must be made from reflective material, display black characters on a white background on the front plate and on a yellow background on the rear.

It must not have a background pattern, altered font or spacing or make your car seem younger than it is.

As of January 1, 2021, fitting GB EU flag plates is prohibited due to Brexit. UK vehicles must also show a GB oval when travelling overseas.

As of December last year, green plates can also be added to new or existing Zero Emission Vehicles.