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L Plates

Postby GTR1400MAN » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:36 pm

These are being plugged on various channels of social media today, as a solution to a problem I'm not sure exists.

New Design L plates (PDF)

Your thoughts on legality, safety?

Made me think of this Meme I saw the other day.

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Re: L Plates

Postby akirk » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:44 pm

interesting concept - but reduction in visibility? - accept that there is a reduction in visibility with an L plate stuck on the rear window, but this will block the over the shoulder view of motorcycles / bikes...

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Re: L Plates

Postby jont- » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:51 pm

akirk wrote:interesting concept - but reduction in visibility? - accept that there is a reduction in visibility with an L plate stuck on the rear window,

Why would you have it on the rear window and not on the boot?

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Re: L Plates

Postby Horse » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:13 pm

akirk wrote: but this will block the over the shoulder view of motorcycles / bikes...

Alasdair


Unless the bike is already in mid-air, it shouldn't be too much of a problem ;)

I wonder about the effect on the window glass from a few high-low speed cycles?
My own views. For better or worse :)

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Re: L Plates

Postby Horse » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:14 pm

jont- wrote:
akirk wrote:interesting concept - but reduction in visibility? - accept that there is a reduction in visibility with an L plate stuck on the rear window,

Why would you have it on the rear window and not on the boot?


Ferrous glass? :cry: :lol: :drums:
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Re: L Plates

Postby Triquet » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:45 pm

Solution in search of a problem.

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Re: L Plates

Postby waremark » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:59 pm

Does it stop you opening the windows? Wind noise?

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Re: L Plates

Postby waremark » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:59 pm

Triquet wrote:Solution in search of a problem.

Yes

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Re: L Plates

Postby crr003 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:02 pm

GTR1400MAN wrote:These are being plugged on various channels of social media today, as a solution to a problem I'm not sure exists.

New Design L plates (PDF)

Your thoughts on legality, safety?

£14.59. Bargain!

"The Insight Vehicle Sign System gives the leaner or newly qualified driver extra confidence that they are visible and given due consideration by other road-users."
Not sure about the due consideration bit!

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Re: L Plates

Postby akirk » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:36 pm

jont- wrote:
akirk wrote:interesting concept - but reduction in visibility? - accept that there is a reduction in visibility with an L plate stuck on the rear window,

Why would you have it on the rear window and not on the boot?


because that is where lots of people seem to put them
- magnetic ones fall off / non-magnetic
- don't want to stick to paint work - so stick on the glass

Alasdair


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