How DVSA uses automatic number plate recognition (ANPR)

How and why the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) uses ANPR technology to detect, deter and disrupt crime.



How DVSA uses ANPR cameras (which read and check the number plates of passing vehicles) to help detect, deter and disrupt vehicle operators who break the law.

Published 19 June 2015
Last updated 4 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated section '3. Access to stored data'.

  2. First published.