Front number plate deleters - are you one?

Front number plate deleters - are you one?

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silverfoxcc

5,518 posts

90 months

Saturday 7th September
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essayer said:
Police should be issued self tappers and a drill to refit numberplates that have ‘fallen off’
Oh I wish!

fastbikes76

1,587 posts

67 months

Saturday 7th September
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When mine genuinely did fall off I got pulled within 10miles and handed £100 Fpn for the pleasure. The guy was great and agreed it did appear to have recently come off , I passed the attitude test, but rules were rules.

Car had a freshly painted and polished front bumper which double sided tape did take too much of a liking too, not helped by the lack of flat surface for mounting one either. I was only on my way to fill the tank up before parking the car back in the garage for another year so didn’t bother trying to restick it back on .

The car did look infinitely better without it but not at £100 a go nono

Chamon_Lee

2,593 posts

92 months

Saturday 7th September
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marksx said:
Nope. But I don't care if other people are. Difference does it make to me? As commented above cars look nicer without them anyway.
+1 wish it was allowed. Thought about it many a time. Some odd hateful responses on here shouldn’t matter to you personally if someone has one or not.

littlepaul

204 posts

74 months

Saturday 7th September
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Most Ferrari 458 I have seen don’t have a front plate anywhere , yet seem to get away with it

Blockbuster

11 posts

6 months

Saturday 7th September
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sparks_190e said:
Not required on the back either in Vegas, or so I assume given the amount of cars I see without them when I'm there. I only recall seeing a few vehicles with front and rear plates in Nevada, and bizarrely one of them was a RHD E46 330ci on UK "52" plates!
They’re possibly from California. We saw loads of cars in LA with no license plates.

In California they have 90 days to get a license plate when buying a new vehicle. They get a temporary bit of paper to display in the windscreen in the meantime.

https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-laz-rear-li...

Initforthemoney

494 posts

89 months

Saturday 7th September
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Why do people use double sided tape?

Cold

7,308 posts

35 months

Saturday 7th September
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Initforthemoney said:
Why do people use double sided tape?
Because single sided tape would look silly.

borcy

126 posts

1 month

Saturday 7th September
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Blockbuster said:
They’re possibly from California. We saw loads of cars in LA with no license plates.

In California they have 90 days to get a license plate when buying a new vehicle. They get a temporary bit of paper to display in the windscreen in the meantime.

https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-laz-rear-li...
I've had a few hire cars out in the US that were too new for plates, just left the bit paper in the window. Never got asked or stopped by the police.

marksx

3,594 posts

135 months

Saturday 7th September
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PorkInsider said:
What difference does it make?

Are you aware of the purpose of number plates?
Yes. Like I said. What difference does it make to me?

So the police might not be able to ID someone, or they can go through a forward facing camera. Meh. In 17 years of driving I've never needed to read specifically a front plate.

Chicken dinner

1,250 posts

13 months

Saturday 7th September
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Yup.
Ran a Z06 for many years without a front plate

DoubleD

8,879 posts

53 months

Saturday 7th September
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Cold said:
Initforthemoney said:
Why do people use double sided tape?
Because single sided tape would look silly.
Ha ha very good

MellowshipSlinky

11,023 posts

134 months

Saturday 7th September
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WhiskyDisco said:
DaveH23 said:
Can't say I've seen a car yet that looks better without a plate.

They are designed to have a space for a plate so when you take it away it looks fking stupid.
I'm not a fan of the trend, but this...
Yep.
When I bought my 4C the previous owner had never fitted a front plate in the 12 months they owned it.
First thing I did was make up a bracket that fitted to the grille with a small plate attached.


mac96

1,501 posts

88 months

Saturday 7th September
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JeffreyB said:
Some cars certainly look better without a front number plate (E-Types spring to mind). As a biker I’ve always wondered why motorcycles don’t need a front number plate. I’m old enough to remember when it was compulsory for motorbikes to display a front number plate (though as they were aligned on the longitude of the front mudguard I’m not sure how useful they were).

Edited by JeffreyB on Saturday 7th September 16:42
I thought they went because they made a handy pedestrian slicer. Before cameras, you wouldn't have much chance of reading the front plate on a moving bike anyway, even if it was transverse.

av185

9,135 posts

72 months

Saturday 7th September
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As others have already suggested front plate delete is merely an illegal ruse for evading detection from forward facing speed cameras and other crimes detection mainly practised by Council types who's excuse is it looks cool but actually it looks moronic.

If you don't like traditional plates stick on plates will do being lighter in weight and saves drilling too.

Chicken dinner

1,250 posts

13 months

Saturday 7th September
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av185 said:
As others have already suggested front plate delete is merely an illegal ruse for evading detection from forward facing speed cameras and other crimes detection
A little assumptive grandad

RSTurboPaul

871 posts

203 months

Saturday 7th September
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With the lack of fuzz on the road nowadays, one can drive for a surprisingly long time without getting pulled over if one is not driving like a dick and with the seat set in a correct position IME.

Johnnytheboy

18,298 posts

131 months

Saturday 7th September
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DoubleD said:
"Deleting" a number plate is an odd way to say remove.
"Deleting" the numberplate makes your car look so much better than "stock". hehe

cmvtec

1,032 posts

26 months

Saturday 7th September
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I lost a rear by accident once. It was on a barge-spec Saab. If just bought the car so I had to wait until the logbook turned up before I could get a plate. I was staying directly opposite Etal Lane police station in Newcastle, in that time I had loads of traffic and various other police vehicles behind me and not a pick of bother.

Leon R

319 posts

41 months

Saturday 7th September
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DaveH23 said:
sparks_190e said:
No I'm not. Although I wish front plates weren't necessary, as cars do for the most part look better without them.
Can't say I've seen a car yet that looks better without a plate.

They are designed to have a space for a plate so when you take it away it looks fking stupid.
Pretty much every super car ever made looks better without. Also alot of cars are not designed with it in mind which is why alot of the time it looks tacked on.

Side note what are front plates actually for? I have never understood why cars must have them but for bikes as far as I know it is optional. I am sure there is a reason but I have no idea what it is.

DoubleD

8,879 posts

53 months

Saturday 7th September
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Leon R said:
Pretty much every super car ever made looks better without. Also alot of cars are not designed with it in mind which is why alot of the time it looks tacked on.

Side note what are front plates actually for? I have never understood why cars must have them but for bikes as far as I know it is optional. I am sure there is a reason but I have no idea what it is.
I guess the front plate is there so that people know what car it is.