United Kingdom

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United Kingdom
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Country code GB
Drives on:  left
Route prefixes:  M, A, B
Signal sequence:  green · amber · red ·
 red+amber
Signage colour
Motorway:  white on blue
Main road:  white and yellow on green
Other:  black on white
Units
Long distances:  mile
Short distances:  yard
Heights:  foot, inch / metreFuel:  litre
General data
Population:  66,040,229 (2017)
Area:  242,495 km²
Currency:  Pound stering GBP (£)
Time zone:  GMT (summer: GMT+1)
Internet TLD code:  .uk
International dialling code:  +44
Capital city:  London
Borders
France, Republic of Ireland

Network

Great Britain

The GB Road Network consists of Motorways, A Roads and B Roads

Northern Ireland

The NI Road Network consists of Motorways, A Roads and B Roads.

Numbering

Main Article: Classification

Driving

Speed limits

Other rules

Vehicle registration

Current format

Vehicle number plates are black on white at the front, and black on yellow at the back.

Registration marks issued in Great Britain currently consist of two letters serving as a regional identifier (e.g. SX, SY = Scotland, Inverness), followed by a two-digit number indicating when the vehicle was registered (e.g. 14 = March to August 2014), then a further three, randomly allocated, letters.

The numbers indicating the period in which the vehicle was registered are allocated as follows:

  • for vehicles registered between 1 March and 31 August: the last two digits of the calendar year;
  • for vehicles registered between 1 September and 28 or 29 February: the last two digits of the calendar year in September + 50.

So, for example, number plates issued in the period March to August 2018 include the number 18, while those issued in the six months after that (September 2018 to February 2019) include the number 68.

Northern Ireland, however, uses a different system.



United Kingdom
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