New research has shown that Surrey had the second highest number of illegal number plates in the country in 2015.

A Freedom of Information request to England’s 39 police forces revealed the Surrey force made 494 bookings out of 5,395 countrywide, coming second only to London.

It is illegal to drive or keep a car with a missing or obscured number plate – and if your number plate does not comply with the DVLA’s regulations, you will fail your MOT test and could be fined up to £1,000.

Reported by Get Surrey. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.