Abolish requirement to present documents when ordering a numberplate

It should no longer be required to present a vehicle logbook and a proof of address when seeking to purchase a new or replacement numberplate.  Should a law-breaker require a numberplate, he will steal mine (that's why I wanted a new one in the first place).  Exasperated with petty bureaucracy, I will purchase future numberplates over the internet, without any documents, as will the law-breaker who can't be bothered to steal mine.  The local motor spares emporium will thus be deprived of my business (and the law-breaker's).

Why does this idea matter?

The existing requirement is pointless – it does nothing to enhance public safety, deprives local businesses of trade and requires shopkeepers to keep useless records.

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