Displaying GB in France

Displaying GB in France

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wsn03

Original Poster:

1,577 posts

65 months

Tuesday 12th January
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I've been told Le French cops are going to be more picky over the requirement to display a GB sticker on our cars - easy pickings for fines I expect. I had to get new number plates yesterday, they now do them with a GB and Union Jack to the side of the plate - looks subtle / fine so I went for it instead of the GB sticker

leyorkie

1,229 posts

140 months

Tuesday 12th January
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Another change is that the old paper driving licence is not acceptable. I believe that you will need an International Driving Permit or a new plastic one.
Plus a green card.

Oldwolf

480 posts

157 months

Tuesday 12th January
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leyorkie said:
Another change is that the old paper driving licence is not acceptable. I believe that you will need an International Driving Permit or a new plastic one.
Plus a green card.
The driving permit is painless, can be bought from your post office, and expires with your licence if I recall correctly.
Although it does look like a ration book from WWII 😁

//j17

3,679 posts

187 months

Wednesday 13th January
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Most of us WON'T need an international driving permit - that was one of the few gaps covered as part of the Christmas Eve deal. The only people who WILL need one are people with ONLY a paper licence (i.e. no photocard) and those with licences issued in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man (https://www.gov.uk/driving-abroad/international-driving-permit - and yes, that page is updated for 2021+).

RONV

347 posts

98 months

Wednesday 13th January
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always proud to have our GB plate on our European tours twice a year

VladD

7,423 posts

229 months

Sunday 17th January
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RONV said:
always proud to have our GB plate on our European tours twice a year
Is that taken from your book "Touring Europe with Hitler"? wink

Doofus

15,161 posts

137 months

Sunday 17th January
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RONV said:
always proud to have our GB plate on our European tours twice a year
It's supposed to be as close as possible to the numberplate. )

lastofthev8s

134 posts

54 months

Sunday 17th January
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VladD said:
Is that taken from your book "Touring Europe with Hitler"? wink
hehe

wsn03

Original Poster:

1,577 posts

65 months

Sunday 17th January
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lastofthev8s said:
VladD said:
Is that taken from your book "Touring Europe with Hitler"? wink
hehe
Took me a while...but i just got it laughlaugh

AJB88

7,394 posts

135 months

Sunday 17th January
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I've bought motorbike GB stickers and stuck them to the corner of my number plates a few times.



Edited by AJB88 on Sunday 17th January 21:55

craigjm

12,062 posts

164 months

Sunday 17th January
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//j17 said:
Most of us WON'T need an international driving permit - that was one of the few gaps covered as part of the Christmas Eve deal. The only people who WILL need one are people with ONLY a paper licence (i.e. no photocard) and those with licences issued in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man (https://www.gov.uk/driving-abroad/international-driving-permit - and yes, that page is updated for 2021+).
There must be very few people still with a paper licence who haven’t moved house or had any kind of endorsement since 1998.

gordon1955

50 posts

10 months

Monday 1st February
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The GB sticker will still be needed, the little GB flag on the number plates will not be a substantial size..
I know it’s petty, but the french police could use this as an excuse to fine you...

Edit to say it was what I was told today when I contacted the RAC before I purchased some new number plates today

Edited by gordon1955 on Monday 1st February 22:01

wsn03

Original Poster:

1,577 posts

65 months

Monday 1st February
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gordon1955 said:
The GB sticker will still be needed, the little GB flag on the number plates will not be a substantial size..
I know it’s petty, but the french police could use this as an excuse to fine you...

Edit to say it was what I was told today when I contacted the RAC before I purchased some new number plates today

Edited by gordon1955 on Monday 1st February 22:01
3.1 inches the GB letters must be, I'll check mine but suspect you are correct based on what I've read

Edited by wsn03 on Tuesday 2nd February 16:37

FARP

112 posts

122 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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Thanks for clarifying that, Will get some stickers made up “ GB and effing proud of it “ 3.1” tall of course !

Edited by FARP on Tuesday 2nd February 11:16

craigjm

12,062 posts

164 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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gordon1955 said:
The GB sticker will still be needed, the little GB flag on the number plates will not be a substantial size..
I know it’s petty, but the french police could use this as an excuse to fine you...

Edit to say it was what I was told today when I contacted the RAC before I purchased some new number plates today

Edited by gordon1955 on Monday 1st February 22:01
If that is true and the identifier needs to be bigger than the old EU one why are they even bothering with them on the plates? I’m a tad skeptical about that and I think it’s time the government clarified the situation. If you need a GB sticker like back in the 70s then that’s ridiculous if it’s on the plate

Doofus

15,161 posts

137 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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FARP said:
Thanks for clarifying that, Will get some stickers made up “ GB and effing proud of it “ 3.1” tall of course !

Edited by FARP on Tuesday 2nd February 11:16
And yet you'll still go to France because it's preferable to staying here?

wsn03

Original Poster:

1,577 posts

65 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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Doofus said:
FARP said:
Thanks for clarifying that, Will get some stickers made up “ GB and effing proud of it “ 3.1” tall of course !

Edited by FARP on Tuesday 2nd February 11:16
And yet you'll still go to France because it's preferable to staying here?
For some reason that big English race is run in France, that's why I have to go there...Le Mans...oh and the food, wine and weather is bang on...

wsn03

Original Poster:

1,577 posts

65 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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craigjm said:
gordon1955 said:
The GB sticker will still be needed, the little GB flag on the number plates will not be a substantial size..
I know it’s petty, but the french police could use this as an excuse to fine you...

Edit to say it was what I was told today when I contacted the RAC before I purchased some new number plates today

Edited by gordon1955 on Monday 1st February 22:01
If that is true and the identifier needs to be bigger than the old EU one why are they even bothering with them on the plates? I’m a tad skeptical about that and I think it’s time the government clarified the situation. If you need a GB sticker like back in the 70s then that’s ridiculous if it’s on the plate
It's actually really hard to find anything clarifying the situation at the moment... I will take a pic and measure my no plate.

craigjm

12,062 posts

164 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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wsn03 said:
It's actually really hard to find anything clarifying the situation at the moment... I will take a pic and measure my no plate.


From the UK Government Brexit website

harrycovert

240 posts

140 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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Whats sauce for the goose
French number plate letters are only 20mm high [just over 3/4"]