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#202311 - 31st Jan 2008 5:11pm Police launch numberplate crackdown
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English and Welsh police have launched a week-long crackdown on illegal number plates.

The operation is aimed at reducing the number of vehicles on the road that have number plates that cannot be read by speed cameras.

In particular, the operation will target people who modify number plates by altering the layout of letters and numbers to change how they read, or who use non-standard fonts, tape or screws to obscure details.

At present, anyone caught faces up to a 1000 fine, the withdrawal of the registration they use and being declared an MoT test failure.

However, the police have called for the Government to impose higher penalties in future
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#202313 - 31st Jan 2008 5:13pm Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: krisGTi]
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Quality... bout time some of the muppets around here who drive around with blatently illegal number plates got fooked!

Am not talkin bout the one's that are slightly illegal, I mean the ones with all the fancy writing... a guy by mine had totally unreadable one's on for over 2 years now!!

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#202317 - 31st Jan 2008 5:16pm Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: MattLFC]
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#202353 - 31st Jan 2008 5:27pm Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: vw_kyle]
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better wait another week before getting my car on the road then.... whistle
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#202592 - 1st Feb 2008 11:18am Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: BMW Joe]
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Wonder if they will bother with me...




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#203027 - 2nd Feb 2008 9:38pm Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: ]
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Well, Ive just been stopped for this frown

Pretty sure my front plate size is legal for an import, but the spacing was always going to be boarder line.

Anyways, cut the long story short, the officers said as I was reasonable with them, and not shirty, he'd forget the 30 fine and just give me a correction notice smile

(He wasnt 100% about the front plate size, so the offence was for the spacing...)
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#203044 - 2nd Feb 2008 10:13pm Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: StuyMac]
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Sounds pretty decent then, good to see it's not just one of their usual "words but no action" malarky... I take it that is a 14 day rectification thing?

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#204071 - 4th Feb 2008 7:51pm Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: MattLFC]
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i best stay indoors then! already been dished out a 30 fine buy cheshire police, but that was 6 months ago
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#204658 - 6th Feb 2008 10:20am Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
I take it that is a 14 day rectification thing?

smile


yes

Ordered some new plates from www.craigsplates.com

As I have a 5 Digit plate I can still get the rear plate all on 1 line, and as the car is an import I can use smaller fonts on the front plate.

Ive had to send them some ID - for me and the car, but this means they will print their name, postcode and BS number on the plates meaning they are 100% legal smile

Also, when I was looking in to the rules and regs, there is no legislation on the size of the plate, just the size / font / space of the Digits wink
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#204661 - 6th Feb 2008 10:31am Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: StuyMac]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
I take it that is a 14 day rectification thing?

smile


there is no legislation on the size of the plate, just the size / font / space of the Digits wink


there is no reg on size of the plate BUT you gotta have 11mm of clearance all around the numbers/letters...

the DVLA have a good website explaining the whole VERY VERY boring thing...
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#204670 - 6th Feb 2008 11:03am Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: Beemertastic]
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...and if anyone is searching on this subject, heres the DVLA link smile
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#204683 - 6th Feb 2008 12:41pm Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: StuyMac]
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i was thinking of getting some german plates knocked up
Greman Plate maker
and then using the German Stadt Badges to seperate out the s like this 1


but this reg isnt covered by the dvla's rules? so how legal is it?
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#204685 - 6th Feb 2008 12:51pm Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: exploding_penguin]
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...on a Honda think

Not allowed anyway matey frown

You only allowed your reg number (in the specified font) and a Euro "GB", as that is the country the registration plate is from.

Unfortunatly, although it doesnt specifically specify what you cant do, it does tell you want you have to do. Anything not specified is a no no...



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#204688 - 6th Feb 2008 12:58pm Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: exploding_penguin]
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It would only be legal if the car is registered in Germany. A UK car carrying a german plate is evry bit as dodgy as the none standard UK ones.

If your car is RH drive its a dead give away!
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#204696 - 6th Feb 2008 1:20pm Re: Police launch numberplate crackdown [Re: Brocks]
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was worth thinking about! so is that how ur plate appears on the v5 stuy?
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