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Hi, had my new private plates come through today, ordered them of a website stating legal 3d however the background on the front plate is more grey than white and the rear is dull yellow rather than bright. Ive spoke to the company and they say they are perfectly legal and theirs nothing wrong with them. Has anyone else come across this?
 

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Can you post a pic and we can tell you?

Have a look at this link:

CLICK ME

or this one:

CLICK ME AS WELL

The second link is very informative and does go on to say that any other letters apart from standard ones are illegal. If the letters are the correct font and correct size then they should be ok.

If in doubt... get a proper basic set put on to stop any risk of getting stopped caught or even losing the cherished transfer itself.

The law states that,

* You must not alter, rearrange or misrepresent the letters or numbers
* Characters must not be moved from one group to the other (e.g. A242 ABC must
not be displayed as A242A BC).

Offences may result in any or all of the following:

* A fine of up to £1,000
* The registration mark may be WITHDRAWN
* The vehicle may FAIL the MOT test
 

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QUOTE(Mart170 @ 16 Dec 2009, 06:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ever the spoilsport Storm...




Hahahaha.... I have a personal plate as well and I dread the thought of losing it or getting fined should I have it spaced correctly (it's not though BTW!!)

 

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QUOTE(Storm @ 16 Dec 2009, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Hahahaha.... I have a personal plate as well and I dread the thought of losing it or getting fined should I have it spaced correctly (it's not though BTW!!)



I expect nothing less from a fine law abiding citizen such as yourself!

Whilst we're on the subject there was one question I was going to ask you. I plan on getting a private plate in the near future and whilst not changing spacing or font of the plate, I was wondering if the plates you can get with the
logo on the left hand side in place of EU for example are legal?? I've a sneaky feeling they are not but thought I'd check anyway.
 

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QUOTE(Mart170 @ 16 Dec 2009, 06:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I expect nothing less from a fine law abiding citizen such as yourself!

Whilst we're on the subject there was one question I was going to ask you. I plan on getting a private plate in the near future and whilst not changing spacing or font of the plate, I was wondering if the plates you can get with the
logo on the left hand side in place of EU for example are legal?? I've a sneaky feeling they are not but thought I'd check anyway.


From a website I looked at earlier...

* A non-reflective border and the Euro-symbol with the national identification letters are optional additions *

* The Government announced on 28 December 2001 the intention to permit the display of national flags and national identifiers on vehicle number plates. The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001 are in the process of being amended. They will provide for the voluntary display of the Union flag, Scottish Saltire, Cross of St George and Red Dragon. Football team crests etc are not allowed. *


The last bit would mean car logo's as well so I would say it's illegal
sorry fella
 

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QUOTE(Storm @ 16 Dec 2009, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Hahahaha.... I have a personal plate as well and I dread the thought of losing it or getting fined should I have it spaced correctly (it's not though BTW!!)


Storm. That's naughty. I have listened to you & changed mine.
 

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QUOTE(Storm @ 16 Dec 2009, 06:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The last bit would mean car logo's as well so I would say it's illegal
sorry fella

I thought as much - thanks anyway matey, your advice is, as always, invaluable on this forum!


QUOTE(Andy @ 16 Dec 2009, 07:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Storm. That's naughty. I have listened to you & changed mine.

I think he meant "should I NOT have it spaced correctly" - at least that's how I read it...
 

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QUOTE(Mart170 @ 16 Dec 2009, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I thought as much - thanks anyway matey, your advice is as always invaluable on this forum!

I think he meant "should I NOT have it spaced correctly" - at least that's how I read it...

Thats right! Mine is completely legal and is NOT spaced incorrectly... I typed it wrong... Mart knew what I meant!!!

 

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QUOTE(Storm @ 16 Dec 2009, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thats right! Mine is completely legal and is NOT spaced incorrectly... I typed it wrong... Mart knew what I meant!!!



Well, I'm sure at some point you must drive it to work, and I can't believe it would have lasted long in the "work" car park, had it not been legal!
 

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QUOTE(Mart170 @ 16 Dec 2009, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well, I'm sure at some point you must drive it to work, and I can't believe it would have lasted long in the "work" car park, had it not been legal!


Precisely.. and I am lucky enough to have a reg number that doesn't need any spacing done to it... its suits me as it is
 
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