Number plate legalities

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Number plate legalities

Postby GTR1400MAN » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:32 pm

(topic split from here - with photos! - viewtopic.php?f=27&t=631)

So how does he explain to Associates why they have to do everything legal, while having an illegal number plate? :twisted:

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Re: Reg Local at Bristol IAM, 30 September 2017

Postby RiK » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:34 pm

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"Excuse the dodgy illegal number plate... Mrs Local got it for me for my birthday.."

Yes, seriously.
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Re: Reg Local at Bristol IAM, 30 September 2017

Postby GTR1400MAN » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:40 pm

RiK wrote:"Excuse the dodgy illegal number plate... Mrs Local got it for me for my birthday.."

Yes, seriously.

Amusing but on a serious note ... those 17-24 year olds being targeted see no difference between illegal plates, blacked out side windows, dodgy cambers, wrong sized tyres, rally grade headlights ... shall I go on?
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Re: Reg Local at Bristol IAM, 30 September 2017

Postby MrToad » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:55 pm

I suspect most people could easily be helped to understand the difference between safety-related issues like those, and vanity / administrative issues like the mis-spaced plate.

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Re: Reg Local at Bristol IAM, 30 September 2017

Postby Horse » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:36 am

MrToad wrote:I suspect most people could easily be helped to understand the difference between safety-related issues like those, and vanity / administrative issues like the mis-spaced plate.


It's been quite common for years for police to prosecute motorcyclists for too-small plates.

A friend was done, after officers checked at one meeting point then radio'd ahead which bikes should be pulled in and stopped!
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Re: Reg Local at Bristol IAM, 30 September 2017

Postby GTR1400MAN » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:35 am

It's something we have to cover regularly. Small plates, loud exhausts, silly little indicators, dark visors, etc. Just remind them their examiner may be a serving plod ... though maybe we won't have to now in the brave new world.
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Re: Reg Local at Bristol IAM, 30 September 2017

Postby RiK » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:11 pm

Huge difference between bikes with tiny plates which are unreadable from a distance (and from anpr cameras) vs a bit of creative spacing which is still perfectly readable from the same distance as a regulation plate too...
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Re: Reg Local at Bristol IAM, 30 September 2017

Postby GTR1400MAN » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:44 pm

You are all missing the point ... it is illegal. Wrong spacing as well as missing the makers info etc.

You can not be selective about which bits of your vehicle are legal.
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Re: Reg Local at Bristol IAM, 30 September 2017

Postby jont- » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:13 pm

GTR1400MAN wrote:You are all missing the point ... it is illegal. Wrong spacing as well as missing the makers info etc.

You can not be selective about which bits of your vehicle are legal.

Well said, I thought it was just me being grumpy about it. If the law is an ass, change the law, don't be selective about which bits get enforced, particular if that's your day job :evil:

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Re: Reg Local at Bristol IAM, 30 September 2017

Postby RiK » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:21 pm

I'm not missing the point, I know it's illegal, but I'm going to bow out of the discussion on his number plate as I'm far more interested in John's driving skill rather than 10mm of plastic.

I was just trying to show the event in a good light by sharing some photos, next time be more careful about what I post ;-)
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