3.9 Examples of latest type Ministry and Manufacturer's Plates

1. 'Ministry' and manufacturer's plates are usually located inside the vehicle cab and on the nearside.

2. On 'Ministry' and manufacturer's plates there is provision to show vehicle 'DESIGN WEIGHTS' also 'WEIGHTS NOT TO BE EXCEEDED IN GREAT BRITAIN' (GB WEIGHTS). In cases where there is not a 'DESIGN GROSS WEIGHT' shown on a plate then the 'GROSS GB WEIGHT' is used for brake percentage efficiency calculations. Some vehicles first used before 1968 may not be fitted with a 'ministry' plate or a manufacturer's plate displaying gross weight. The brake percentage efficiency of such vehicles must be determined by Decelerometer Test - (See Subsection 3.7)

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