Instructions:

Record the alphanumeric identifier assigned by the state, foreign country, U.S. Government, or Indian Nation in which the vehicle is registered.

Definition:

The alphanumeric identifier or other characters, exactly as displayed, on the registration plate or tag affixed to the motor vehicle. For combination trucks, motor vehicle plate number is obtained from the truck tractor.

Rationale:

This element is critical for linkage between the crash and motor vehicle registration files.

Example

FAQ

If the vehicle registration is expired, should it be listed?

Yes, any known registration information should be entered. Validity can be confirmed after the fact.

Data Quality Audit Results

Report TypeAcceptableInconsistentInvalidEmpty
Local Police (electronic)61198.9%50.8%20.3%
Local Police (paper)62498.0%91.4%20.3%20.3%
State Police (electronic)60597.3%101.6%71.1%
Total184098.0%241.3%20.1%110.6%