Car number plate dating
As such, car plates do not need to be changed if the car is sold or if the owner moves to another region within France.
The international code for French plates is "F" (France).
Vehicles purchased in the free trade zones of Gex and Savoie also carry red plates, but with the regional code.
Diplomatic vehicles carry green plates with orange or white characters.
The positioning of the characters on the plate is fully regulated but there is no official typeface.
The law provides guidelines: characters must be sans serif, monospaced and without any opening on closed characters. Vehicles registered as classic cars can carry black plates with silver or white characters and without the blue bands on the sides.