Rosstandart announced plans to change the appearance of car numbers

Federal Agency on technical regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) announced plans to change the appearance of car numbers. The draft of the new state standard plan for two months to put up for public discussion, the notification about its development is published on the Agency’s website.

As reported by the newspaper “Kommersant” in Rosstandart, the Agency expects to reduce the size of the registration plates for motorcycles to enter special rooms for sports and classic cars, as well as Japanese and American.

It is clarified that, contrary to media reports, the region code and the number of letters and numbers in Gosznak will remain unchanged.

The newspaper adds that Rosstandart is developing the project jointly with the interior Ministry, although the Ministry denied the information about change of standards of the rooms.

The final version of the document will be ready by may 2018 in October of the same year, it must be approved. Date of entry into force is not defined, but, according to “Kommersant”, it will not happen before 2019.

The first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on state construction Vyacheslav Lysakov said that the reviewed standards have long required. “Obviously, the problem with the lack of letters and numbers in the rooms, but the answer is to give mathematics: are there enough combinations for a hassle-free existence at least ten years.With American and Japanese cars also need to understand the existence of hundreds of thousands of such cars we can’t ignore. In addition, the need to unify our signs with European. Most FSU countries have already done it”, — he explained.

6 September, the media reported that in 2018 the standard license plate will change a lot: disappear the digital codes of the regions, will increase the number of letters and numbers up to four, in addition, hostname will be equipped with chips.