With 261 fatalities on New South Wales (NSW) roads in 2015, it’s important to take precautions to protect your safety and the safety of your passengers when driving a car. NSW also has the highest accident rate in Australia.
Unregistered vehicles can be detected by NSW Roads and Maritime Services enforcement cameras, which are located throughout the state. Every time a vehicle is photographed committing an offence such as speeding, the rego plates are checked to see whether the vehicle is in fact registered.
One of the easiest ways to help lower your risk of having an accident or incurring large fines is to run a free NSW rego check. A free registration check (rego check) can be done online to:
- Check a vehicle is registered in NSW
- Check vehicle registration expiry date
- Check Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance status and expiry date
- Check any further registration-related information, such as restrictions
- Confirm the vehicle model and type
How do I run a rego check in New South Wales?
Vehicle registration can be checked for free using the NSW registration plate number – sometimes referred to as license plates – or the VIN number if the car was made after 1989.
What do I need?
You’ll need the vehicle’s NSW registration plate number.
Why should I check my registration?
It’s important to ensure the safety of you and your passengers. A NSW rego check can help by providing a vehicle’s registration details. This serves as a good indicator as to whether the car has any major issues – for example, if the car has been written off then it may have mechanical issues which need checking, or may not even be road-worthy. Often vehicles which are unregistered are.
Not only is it dangerous to drive an unregistered car, but it’s also illegal and carries heavy penalties – and police may also seize the vehicle.
You can be held personally liable for any injuries or damage caused if you have an at-fault accident.
What if I want more information?
If you’d like more information on your car’s history, you can run a car history check. These checks include odometer readings, whether there is any finance owing on the car, previous sale information and much more. It’s a great way to provide peace of mind for a small fee.
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