In the United Kingdom, car registration number plates follow a specific format that provides information about the age of the car. The format changed in 2001, making it easier to determine the age of a car based on its registration number.
A “71” number plate would have been issued between March 2021 and August 2021. The current format for UK number plates is as follows:
- The first two letters represent the region where the car was registered.
- The two numbers following the letters represent the year of registration.
- The next letter indicates the six-month period in which the car was registered (March to August or September to February).
- The final three letters are random and unique to the car.
So, a “71” number plate indicates that the car was registered between March 2021 and August 2021. After August 2021, the format changed to “71” for cars registered from September 2021 to February 2022. The format continues in this pattern each year, with “72” for March 2022 to August 2022, “73” for September 2022 to February 2023, and so on.