Registration of Motor Vehicles, records



Admin History:
Vehicle registration began as a consequence of the 1903 Motor Car Act, which introduced measures to help identify both vehicles and their drivers. All motor vehicles had to be registered, and had to display this registration in a prominent place. Responsibility for registration was passed to County and County Borough Councils. Under the 1920 Road Act, councils were required to register every vehicle when licensing and to give each vehicle its own individual number. In 1965, as a result of the increasing number of vehicles the system was centralised in Swansea, with Hull becoming one of 81 regional support offices. Council responsibility for registration ceased in Hull in 1974
Volumes and index cards for individual vehicles