Lorry driver hides licence plate on command in China

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Device Hides Lorry Number Plate on Command

A video has surfaced online of lorry featuring a device that can conceal its number plate in order to avoid fines and toll charges.

The CCTV footage was captured in Xiaogan, in China's Hubei Province last Friday, and shows a rod pushing the number plate downwards on hinges, completely hiding the lorry's registration number.

The device appears to be operated by the driver from the cab of the lorry.

The clip then shows Chinese police examining the device, and questioning the driver.

Local reports suggested that the lorry driver might have had the device fitted in order to escape 'electronic eyes' – i.e. fines and fees.

However this appears to have backfired, as the authorities reportedly fined the driver and issued points on his licence.