The new number plates have been created to be extra durable and more resistant to debris. This is to help them be more resistant to general wear and tear that can be picked up from road salt and dirt on our roads.
Additionally, the new rules mean two-tone number plates, which use different colour shades to create a 3D effect on the lettering, will be banned.
This means Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras will be better able to read the lettering.
The new standard is BS AU 145e, and are being rolled out as of today.