If I don't change my car to the new licence plates, what will happen?
Hi all, most (99%) of the "new" number plates in Mauritius are not in conformity to the British Standard....
YOU CANNOT JUST ADD A STICKER TO A PLATE TO MAKE IT CONFORM TO THE STANDARD.
This is how all this should have been handled:
1. An expression of interest is launched nationally inviting potential number plates manufacturers.
2. Successful shortlisted manufacturers are invited to furnish their sample plates to an appropriate accrediting body (e.g. MSB) where extensive tests are performed (not just font size, type or colour but parameters like reflectance, materials, etc.)
3. After the extensive tests are performed, the MSB issues a seal or certificate to the accredited plate manufacturer (better to emboss the plates or use holographic devices)
4. The NTA then releases the names of the accredited plate manufacturers to the public.
It's not like now where, any Tom and Dick are selling you plates at ridiculous prices. I will not be in a hurry to swap my old plates if i were you, guys ;)
There's a place at corner labourdonnais street, plouis where they do it for 380 rs only. so have it done there to make some nice saving and also to ensure that the plate will adhere to the standards.
And I also heard that current car owners wishing to change to the new license plates can do so, provided they adhere to the standards set out.