UK drivers will no longer be able to use ‘GB’ badges when they drive abroad, it has been announced.
Britons currently have to display a ‘GB’ badge on their car before travelling to another country, except if they have a number plate that also features these initials.
However, by the end of the year, Britons must display ‘UK’ somewhere on their vehicle before leaving the country.
The move comes just months after the government informed the public of a new British number plate earlier this year.
On the first anniversary of Brexit on January 31, 2021, transport secretary Grant Shapps unveiled a new design, which had on it the letters ‘GB’ under a flag of the Union Jack.
Previously, numberplates in Britain featured GB under a circle of EU stars.
Welsh and Scottish motorists could travel abroad with number plates displaying the Welsh or Scottish flag, but only if they also placed a GB sticker on their vehicle.
They will still be able to use their nation’s identifier when the rule changes, but the GB sticker will no longer be valid.
All Britons will either need to buy the new number plate featuring the letters UK or make sure they have a sticker displaying the same letters.
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