Enter your town or postcode to see information from your local force

    Q404: I have seen some spray that can cover my registration number, is it legal?

    No it is not legal.

    Any interference with the number plate to make it less easily distinguishable to the eye or would impair the making of a true photographic image is illegal. Although the spray does interfere with flash photography many of the speed cameras use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) that uses infrared radiation making the spray ineffective.

    You could be liable for a substantial fine if you are found guilty of using such a spray.

    Can't find the answer? Submit a question

    Current answer rating

    StarStarStarStarStarVery Useful

    How useful did you find the answer?

    Do you still need to contact the police force?

    What is your location ?

    For police non-emergencies dial 101
    Related information