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Ok i somehow thought i was above the law driving about with illegal no plates well i finally got nabbed after 10 months :D
A 30 beer token fine was thrown my way :cry: and i was told to take the plates off :blah:
i remember seeing a post last year on here when julie & andy makin got nabbed for their plates i should have taking notice then!!
 

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It really p*sses me off when the police waste peoples time and money by doing this sort of **** :mad:

These plates are perfectly readable and any numberplate recognition system would have no difficulty in correctly identifying the plate :confused:

I agree any numberplate deliberately changing letter/numbers etc to look like others is illegal, but that's just taking the p*ss.

Power to the People :D

Cheers :)

p.s. I got harassed for my N20 HKS plate (with the 2 as a subscript) and I just told them the numbers and letters were of the correct size and spacing, but just slightly out of alignment and they let me off :crackup: Might not be so lucky with my 4cm high bike plate spaced M3 00H ER :blush:
 

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nothing to do with 'not being able to read it' .....

unfortunately, it doesn't :
1. comply with vehicle rules & regs
(see all the threads before re: vinyl plates, spacing, private etc )
2. have the supplying vendor's details anywhere on it
 

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nothing to do with 'not being able to read it' .....
Hmmm...

That depends upon whether you are:
1. A sensible normal person with an ounce of common sense or
2. A pedantic traffic officer

I bet it passed it's MOT fine, and I bet 95% of good police officers would not see this as a priority needing dealt with?

Cheers :)

p.s. I had the same with the Jaguar on the front of my erm.. Jaguar - had the fine, had to take it of and respray the bonnet :mad:
 

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Hmmm...
That depends upon whether you are:
1. A sensible normal person with an ounce of common sense or
2. A pedantic traffic officer

I bet it passed it's MOT fine, and I bet 95% of good police officers would not see this as a priority needing dealt with?
Cheers :)
p.s. I had the same with the Jaguar on the front of my erm.. Jaguar - had the fine, had to take it of and respray the bonnet :mad:
if it doesn't comply with the rules, guess you have to 'expect' to be pulled
see here:
http://www.dvla.gov.uk/vehicles/regmarks/reg_marks_current_requirements.htm
 

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Actually if you examine the reasoning supplied by the DVLA with regards to the standardisation of the number plates then they clearly state its to improve the readibility of a number plate. To me they have left it ambigous by actually giving a reason to begin with. :confused:

Still, its the law so its being broken. :(

xlr8 said:
nothing to do with 'not being able to read it' .....

unfortunately, it doesn't :
1. comply with vehicle rules & regs
(see all the threads before re: vinyl plates, spacing, private etc )
2. have the supplying vendor's details anywhere on it
 

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Ive put back on my old plates but i also had a fine about 2 years ago for them when they were fitted to my VI
I did disagree with a fine and i had to get a ticket stamped at a mot station :mad:
What you think of these?-
 

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you 'may' get pulled again ...
as the letters are 2d/3d and it doesn't have the originating supplier along the bottom....just your name
+ spacing between the '2' and the 'n' isn't wide enough
 

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xlr8 said:
you 'may' get pulled again ...
as the letters are 2d/3d and it doesn't have the originating supplier along the bottom....just your name
+ spacing between the '2' and the 'n' isn't wide enough
but surely all plate's that were made before this supplier/maker thing came into force cant be illegal? as for the spacing i do agree the 2 & n are too close :blush:
 

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I wouldnt worry about it too much, you normally only get pulled about your plates if you are driving like a **** or you are at one of those cruises which the police take a dim view of.
 

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The mot law only states that the gap between the number and the letters should be double the gap of the gap between the letters eg. D*2**N*L*D so i think the space will be ok.

I have always had 3d lettering on all my cars and have never been pulled :D i think you must be being picked on :mad:

jase
 

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Ive never been pulled for 3D lettering , nor for not having the no. plate suppliers postcode underneath (I thought that was a pretty recent thing and more to do with them getting done rather than you?) I never play about with spacing or plate size tho , coz im a boring ******* ;)
 
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