Front number plate deleters - are you one?

Front number plate deleters - are you one?

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av185

9,135 posts

72 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Kubevoid said:
If you go through a speed camera the photo will be of the rear.
Unless it's a forward facing camera, which many are.

yonex

15,035 posts

113 months

Wednesday 11th September
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av185 said:
Unless it's a forward facing camera, which many are.
It’s ok. I removed both. Just to be sure.

Mr Tidy

9,095 posts

72 months

Wednesday 11th September
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I've always had front plates, but after seeing cars in the States where they don't have them I can't help thinking no front plates would look so much better!

I remember in my youth seeing E-Types with front plates stuck onto the bonnet - is that still legal, and would it be on newer cars?


yonex

15,035 posts

113 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Mr Tidy said:
I've always had front plates, but after seeing cars in the States where they don't have them I can't help thinking no front plates would look so much better!

I remember in my youth seeing E-Types with front plates stuck onto the bonnet - is that still legal, and would it be on newer cars?
It’s kind of. Tbh, you’re unlikely to be prosecuted (outside of PH) if you have a stick on plate. Actually it’s unlikely if you have no plate on something a bit different and are not doing anything stupid.

nonsequitur

9,873 posts

61 months

Thursday 12th September
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JIMMYJ4ZZ said:
it's reasonably simple to figure out what I drive

I will say it's a 500hp V8, fully legal and roadworthy; that includes front and rear number plates.

If that is a Honda Jazz, I'll eat my rice cakes.

Leon R

319 posts

41 months

Thursday 12th September
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av185 said:
Kubevoid said:
If you go through a speed camera the photo will be of the rear.
Unless it's a forward facing camera, which many are.
Does that mean that forward facing cameras just can't catch speeding bikes?

(that is a genuine question by the way)

deeen

5,088 posts

190 months

Thursday 12th September
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Mr Tidy said:
I've always had front plates, but after seeing cars in the States where they don't have them I can't help thinking no front plates would look so much better!

I remember in my youth seeing E-Types with front plates stuck onto the bonnet - is that still legal, and would it be on newer cars?
I think the wording of the regulations says they should be vertical, no idea if there is a cut-off date on that aspect of it.


av185

9,135 posts

72 months

Thursday 12th September
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Mr Tidy said:
I've always had front plates, but after seeing cars in the States where they don't have them I can't help thinking no front plates would look so much better!

I remember in my youth seeing E-Types with front plates stuck onto the bonnet - is that still legal, and would it be on newer cars?
My stick on front plate was fitted by the OPC and hence it has to comply with the regs. Most new car dealers will not allow both new and used retail cars off their premises without legal plates.

av185

9,135 posts

72 months

Thursday 12th September
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Leon R said:
av185 said:
Kubevoid said:
If you go through a speed camera the photo will be of the rear.
Unless it's a forward facing camera, which many are.
Does that mean that forward facing cameras just can't catch speeding bikes?

(that is a genuine question by the way)
Seem to recollect this was disproved some years back when a biker incorrectly assumed he could not be traced with no front number plate after deliberately speeding through a forward facing camera.

Because he was riding a relatively rare bike which had several distinguishing features it was relatively easy to prove it was him with a bit of digging by the police and he was rightly prosecuted as a result.

yonex

15,035 posts

113 months

Thursday 12th September
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av185 said:
My stick on front plate was fitted by the OPC and hence it has to comply with the regs. Most new car dealers will not allow both new and used retail cars off their premises without legal plates.
Doesn’t appear to have the correct margins?

Are you a chavplater rofl

Shakermaker

9,549 posts

45 months

Thursday 12th September
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av185 said:
Kubevoid said:
If you go through a speed camera the photo will be of the rear.
Unless it's a forward facing camera, which many are.
We don't have many forward-facing cameras in Sussex, but I've spotted them in many places when I've been in/around Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, for example. Would it be reasonable to expect that there are more people who remove their front plates in these areas, as it isn't something I see a huge amount of around here. There's one Audi I see quite regularly which looks as terrible as the one a few posts back, no front plate but its just on the dashboard.

Much like InitialDave's position here - it generally looks st if its done on a "normal" car when they still make effort to display, and so would be an easy target should the police want to take an interest. Fine, if you are driving appropriately and have all your insurance and MoT up to date etc.

But I do prefer the cleaner look of a new set of numberplates than some of the monstrosities that you can get from a dealership.

Zoon

4,204 posts

66 months

Thursday 12th September
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DJT said:


Yep, definite improvement on both accounts. What is it with bonnet protectors? Drive around for years looking naff until you sell the car to the next person who gets to enjoy a stone chip free bonnet. Odd.
Points deducted for parking in only one space.

robinessex

7,292 posts

126 months

Thursday 12th September
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Zoon said:
DJT said:


Yep, definite improvement on both accounts. What is it with bonnet protectors? Drive around for years looking naff until you sell the car to the next person who gets to enjoy a stone chip free bonnet. Odd.
Points deducted for parking in only one space.
What about facing in the wrong direction though?

av185

9,135 posts

72 months

Thursday 12th September
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yonex said:
av185 said:
My stick on front plate was fitted by the OPC and hence it has to comply with the regs. Most new car dealers will not allow both new and used retail cars off their premises without legal plates.
Doesn’t appear to have the correct margins?

Are you a chavplater rofl
No but I know quite a few who are. hehe

Your eyesight needs checking.

It's legal btw.

Daston

5,553 posts

148 months

Thursday 12th September
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robinessex said:
I've seen a few cars lately with motorcycle size number plates. Does that count here?
Depends on the vehicle, if it's an import from a country where the vehicle was not originally designed to have a front number plant then yes you can use a plate with motorcycle sized text.

I had such a plate on the front of my Supra and never had a problem, I did have the paragraph from the DVLA printed in the glove box just in case.

yonex

15,035 posts

113 months

Thursday 12th September
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av185 said:
No but I know quite a few who are. hehe

Your eyesight needs checking.

It's legal btw.
Nothing wrong with my eyes. It’s no better than all the modified ones which you criticise. How amusing.



rofl

Edited by yonex on Thursday 12th September 13:05

Robmarriott

1,771 posts

103 months

Thursday 12th September
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I didn't have one on my 3 series in about 2009, my now ex wife got pulled and got a fine so it was worth it.

Didn't have one on either of my MX5s, my Nova or my mk1 Golf and never had any trouble with them but again, it was years ago and I wouldn't do it now.

Chamon_Lee

2,593 posts

92 months

Thursday 12th September
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f1nn said:
Amatuers.....

I’m going to delete the rear plate, as that’ll look better for sure.
No it really wouldnt, as far as I know all cars have a large indent space for a rear reg plate so you would look st.
Front bumpers dont have an indent on the majority of cars.

InitialDave

5,380 posts

64 months

Thursday 12th September
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yonex said:
Nothing wrong with my eyes. It’s no better than all the modified ones which you criticise. How amusing.
It looks like a correctly spaced, black on white plate, pretty much vertical on the nose.

What's the issue?

yonex

15,035 posts

113 months

Thursday 12th September
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InitialDave said:
It looks like a correctly spaced, black on white plate, pretty much vertical on the nose.

What's the issue?
A non chav plate GT3