Not such a stupid question. Why do the British have a “UK” identification on their vehicle?

From now on, vehicles coming from the other side of the Channel will have to carry a British identification on the back. ©Sophie QUESNEL

It is a tradition since they landed on June 6, 1944 with the Americans and Canadians, many subjects of Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, make the trip by ferry to participate in the tribute organized on the coast of Normandy.

English cars, easily identified by their steering wheel on the right, have now abandoned the decal United Kingdom (Great Britain) in favor of a new one with the initials Great Britain (United Kindom).

After 111 years of existence, since last September, the acronym has United Kingdom replaced United Kingdom on cars coming from across the channel to symbolize solidarity with Northern Ireland after Brexit.

“The change of the national identifier from Great Britain to Great Britain symbolizes our unity as a nation and is part of a wider move towards the use of the UK identifier across government,” explained in September to BBC, a spokesman for the UK Department for Transport.

Cars bearing the GB logo and driving abroad can be fined.
Cars bearing the GB logo and driving abroad can be fined. (©SQ)

If the Brits don’t show the letters United Kingdom on their vehicle abroad, they can be fined. However, the penalty depends on the law of the country in question.

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