Displaying GB in France

Displaying GB in France

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Doofus

15,154 posts

137 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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wsn03 said:
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...
See the irony?

NDA

17,872 posts

189 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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Doofus said:
And yet you'll still go to France because it's preferable to staying here?
There's a difference between staying and visiting.

I used to live in France - love the place. But I wouldn't want to live there any more - but happy to visit and give them my touristy pounds. smile

Doofus

15,154 posts

137 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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NDA said:
Doofus said:
And yet you'll still go to France because it's preferable to staying here?
There's a difference between staying and visiting.

I used to live in France - love the place. But I wouldn't want to live there any more - but happy to visit and give them my touristy pounds. smile
Yes, but you didn't jump onto the thread with a load of jingoistic bks about "GB and effing proud of it."

wsn03

Original Poster:

1,577 posts

65 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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This is what the new GB plate looks like, writing not even an inch high.
I need to confirm if this 3 inch thing is real?!?

EDIT - ACCORDING TO AUTOEXPRESS You don't need a GB sticker, however, if your car's number plate features the GB logo either on its own or accompanied by the Union Jack.

Edited by wsn03 on Tuesday 2nd February 16:34

wsn03

Original Poster:

1,577 posts

65 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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Doofus said:
wsn03 said:
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...
See the irony?
I love France...even have a French flag Le Mans sticker, so probably wasted on me laugh

wsn03

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1,577 posts

65 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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Auto Express Jan 21st:


"Now the UK has left the EU with a deal, these rules have changed. You now do need a GB sticker if your car has a Euro-plate, as well as if the number plate has no national identifier on it or displays a national flag of England, Scotland or Wales.


You don't need a GB sticker, however, if your car's number plate features the GB logo either on its own or accompanied by the Union Jack.

The only exceptions to these rules are the Republic of Ireland - where you don't need a GB sticker when driving a UK-registered car, regardless of what type of number plate it has - and Spain, Cyprus and Malta - where you do need a GB sticker, again regardless of the type of number plate fitted."

So looks like my auto shop was correct, we now don't need a GB sticker if we have the number plate - excellent

wsn03

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1,577 posts

65 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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craigjm said:
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
Sorry I just seen you posted this, thank you, exactly what I've found also

LawrieC

294 posts

68 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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wsn03 said:
.... ACCORDING TO AUTOEXPRESS You don't need a GB sticker, however, if your car's number plate features the GB logo either on its own or accompanied by the Union Jack.
As much as I like it, I'm not sure I'd go to Autoexpress for legal advice biglaughbiglaugh

wsn03

Original Poster:

1,577 posts

65 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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LawrieC said:
wsn03 said:
.... ACCORDING TO AUTOEXPRESS You don't need a GB sticker, however, if your car's number plate features the GB logo either on its own or accompanied by the Union Jack.
As much as I like it, I'm not sure I'd go to Autoexpress for legal advice biglaughbiglaugh
Agreed, but same on the government Brexit site...we're good

AJB88

7,393 posts

135 months

Wednesday 3rd February
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wsn03 said:
Is that the offical "design" looks awful, would look much better with a coloured box around it, seeing as were going for green for electric, surely black would of been best for the rest.

Tasmin200

1,061 posts

151 months

Wednesday 3rd February
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It's a lovely car but you really need to shift the number plate to the middle.

RONV said:
always proud to have our GB plate on our European tours twice a year

craigjm

12,050 posts

164 months

Wednesday 3rd February
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AJB88 said:
wsn03 said:
Is that the offical "design" looks awful, would look much better with a coloured box around it, seeing as were going for green for electric, surely black would of been best for the rest.
No it isn’t. The new ones are green for electric and blue for everything else just like the EU ones

wsn03

Original Poster:

1,577 posts

65 months

Wednesday 3rd February
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craigjm said:
AJB88 said:
wsn03 said:
Is that the offical "design" looks awful, would look much better with a coloured box around it, seeing as were going for green for electric, surely black would of been best for the rest.
No it isn’t. The new ones are green for electric and blue for everything else just like the EU ones
Does this mean mine doesn't cover the legal requirement? The wording just says a GB symbol and union jack, so I'm puzzled

LC2

253 posts

137 months

Sunday 7th February
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craigjm said:
There must be very few people still with a paper licence who haven’t moved house or had any kind of endorsement since 1998.
I suspect there aren't that many of us left.
I am still on my paper licence. Thanks for the heads up on needing the ration book wink ...

AstonZagato

10,201 posts

174 months

Sunday 7th February
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LC2 said:
craigjm said:
There must be very few people still with a paper licence who haven’t moved house or had any kind of endorsement since 1998.
I suspect there aren't that many of us left.
I am still on my paper licence. Thanks for the heads up on needing the ration book wink ...
Me too.
It now needs to be handled with white cotton gloves...
I'm fairly sure that endorsements don't force one to change though. I have some handwritten ones (from '07 and '10).

LC2

253 posts

137 months

Sunday 7th February
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AstonZagato said:
LC2 said:
craigjm said:
There must be very few people still with a paper licence who haven’t moved house or had any kind of endorsement since 1998.
I suspect there aren't that many of us left.
I am still on my paper licence. Thanks for the heads up on needing the ration book wink ...
Me too.
It now needs to be handled with white cotton gloves...
I'm fairly sure that endorsements don't force one to change though. I have some handwritten ones (from '07 and '10).
My battle scars date from '97 & '98.
It's still in one piece and no signs of falling apart (yet).

wsn03

Original Poster:

1,577 posts

65 months

Monday 8th February
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wsn03 said:
Does this mean mine doesn't cover the legal requirement? The wording just says a GB symbol and union jack, so I'm puzzled
For anyone interested it appears the logo and GB on their own as shown in the photo satisfy the legal requirement for driving in France

OvalOwl

854 posts

95 months

Monday 8th February
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This is from booklet INF104 updated on 22 January 2021.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...

08. National flags on number plates
You can display one of the following flags with identifying letters on the left-hand side of the number plate:
• Union flag
• Cross of St George
• Cross of St Andrew – also known as the Saltire
• Red dragon of Wales
The letters, or national identifiers, you can have are:
• GREAT BRITAIN, Great Britain or GB
• UNITED KINGDOM, United Kingdom or UK
• ENGLAND, England, ENG or Eng
• SCOTLAND, Scotland, SCO or Sco
• CYMRU, Cymru, CYM or Cym
• WALES or Wales
You cannot have the flag or letters on the number plate margin, and neither can be more than 50 millimetres wide. Vehicles which have both the letters ‘GB’ and the Union flag on their number plate do not need to display a separate GB sticker when travelling in the EU unless they are travelling to Spain, Malta or Cyprus.

NDA

17,872 posts

189 months

Monday 8th February
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wsn03 said:
This is what the new GB plate looks like, writing not even an inch high.
I bought some stickers on Ebay for £2 that go over the previous GB and EU thing. Easy. Hopefully road testing them in France in August.

wsn03

Original Poster:

1,577 posts

65 months

Friday 12th February
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OvalOwl said:
This is from booklet INF104 updated on 22 January 2021.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...

08. National flags on number plates
You can display one of the following flags with identifying letters on the left-hand side of the number plate:
• Union flag
• Cross of St George
• Cross of St Andrew – also known as the Saltire
• Red dragon of Wales
The letters, or national identifiers, you can have are:
• GREAT BRITAIN, Great Britain or GB
• UNITED KINGDOM, United Kingdom or UK
• ENGLAND, England, ENG or Eng
• SCOTLAND, Scotland, SCO or Sco
• CYMRU, Cymru, CYM or Cym
• WALES or Wales
You cannot have the flag or letters on the number plate margin, and neither can be more than 50 millimetres wide. Vehicles which have both the letters ‘GB’ and the Union flag on their number plate do not need to display a separate GB sticker when travelling in the EU unless they are travelling to Spain, Malta or Cyprus.
Thanks for confirming, looks like I've got the right plate then