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GBJ sign to remain on vehicles when abroad

GBJ sign to remain on vehicles when abroad

Sunday 18 July 2021

GBJ sign to remain on vehicles when abroad

With the UK changing the rules for signs and stickers on vehicles when abroad, it has been confirmed that Jersey's will be staying the same.

Last month, the UK announced the signage needed abroad on vehicles would switch from ‘GB’ to ‘UK', with the new rules coming into play on 28 September 2021.

Despite this shift, Infrastructure Minister Deputy Kevin Lewis has confirmed that the 'GBJ' sign on Jersey vehicles will not be changing.

In a response to a written question from Constable Mike Jackson, the Minister said that talks were ongoing to ensure that there would be no confusion during the shift.


Pictured: Infrastructure Minister Deputy Kevin Lewis said that his department's officers would be meeting with UK officials to ensure they would communicate to all other EU jurisdictions that Jersey's unique sign should be recognised.

He said: "My officers are meeting with the Department of Transport (DFT) early next week to ensure that this is highlighted in a separate communication from the DFT to all EU jurisdictions to allay any concerns Islanders may have that the GBJ distinguishing sign displayed by Jersey registered vehicles whilst circulating abroad may not be continued to be recognised by those jurisdictions."

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Posted by Scott Mills on
don't care, don't want MOT so I can drive in Europe, I'll just hire a car....still we got lovely beaches
Posted by anthony turmel on
as long as my brakes work,and its waterproof..I could not care less what is stuck on my car.
Posted by IanSmith97 on
There was absolutely no need for Jersey to sign the Vienna Convention and therefore there was no need for MOT type tests. We could have stayed with the Geneva Convention and our cars would still have been able to circulate in Europe, especially France, which is where the vast majority of our vehicles go. The U.K. Dept for Transport confirmed this, so why we signed this Vienna Convention is beyond me. I think we should be told.
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