Color of the license plate of a private vehicle, aka the color of the Motor Vehicle Number Sign (TNKB), has been officially changed by the police.
One of the most obvious changes is the black background with white numbers and letters turning to a white background and black writing. This color only applies to private vehicles.
The application of the new color rules on number plates is expected to take effect next year. This is because the police are still waiting for the process and the readiness of the supporting material for the plates.
Quoted from CNNIndonesia, changing the color of vehicle plates is regulated in Police Regulation Number 7 of 2021 concerning Registration and Identification of Motorized Vehicles which has been promulgated and effective since May 5, 2021.
This rule replaces the Regulation of the Chief of Police Number 5 of 2012 concerning Vehicle Registration and Identification of Motorized Vehicles.
In addition, Article 45 Paragraph 2 also stipulates that there are special number plates for electric vehicles according to the Decree of the National Police Headquarters.
According to the National Police’s National Police Headquarters Decree No. 5 of 2020 which took effect from January 2020, the number plates of electric vehicles have blue trim.
In the new regulation, the number of color plate numbers is reduced, i.e. there are only 4 background colors, initially 5 background colors, which is stated in the Regulation of the Chief of Police Number 5 of 2012:
- Black and white writing base for individual and rental vehicles
- Yellow base with black writing for public transportation
- Red base with white writing for government service vehicles
- White base with blue writing for vehicles of the Diplomatic Corps of foreign countries
- Black writing green base for vehicles in free trade area with exemption from import duty.
This regulation will be implemented in the near future, most likely changes to the color of the number plates will be implemented next year considering the readiness of the material.
That’s information about the change in private vehicle number plates that will take effect in the near future, I can’t wait to replace the old number plates with the new color plates.