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#106 olosteve

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

The law can not be retrospective, so pre 1972 cars can have stick on number plates in black and white provided they are of the correct size, space and font, they must be clearly visible, but do not need to be vertical. You can also use reflective plates if you choose, but why would you. I still make my own plates and have done for the last 30 years, reflective are not so easy to make, but as long as I put the BS UA 145d on I have never had a problem.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:27 PM

Ive not read the whole thread.... but we did extensive research to cover our bottoms when people ask for 'adhesive bonnet reg plates' ..... and I mean extensive !!!

 

In the '' Road Traffic Act Construction & Use regulations '' which most plod are taught to recite in their sleep.... and what you will be prosecuted against .... clearly states :

****PLEASE IGNORE UNLESS DRIVING IN MAURITIUS******

60. Fixing of registration plate
(1) (a) Where a vehicle has been so designed that a space has been provided for the fixing
of a registration plate, the plate shall be fixed in the space so provided.

( Where a space is not provided the plate shall be fixed in the manner specified in
paragraph (2).
(2) Subject to paragraph (3), a registration plate shall be fixed vertically or, where that is not
reasonably practicable, in a position as close to the vertical as is reasonably practical at the front and
rear of every motor vehicle in such manner that the characters of the registration mark shall, at all
times, be visible from the front or the rear of the motor vehicle.
 

now because all our minis have a 'designated' position for the front number plate, if you place it anywhere else..... you're breaking the law....plain and simple.....

 

thats why we sell decorative, number plate themed, bonnet ornaments.... and advise people to carry their original plates at all times if they get tugged.....



#108 Dan

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:59 PM

The law can not be retrospective, so pre 1972 cars can have stick on number plates in black and white provided they are of the correct size, space and font, they must be clearly visible, but do not need to be vertical. You can also use reflective plates if you choose, but why would you. I still make my own plates and have done for the last 30 years, reflective are not so easy to make, but as long as I put the BS UA 145d on I have never had a problem.


Anything that was legal when it was made and fitted remains legal. In that respect the law is not retrospective. Any new plates made or fitted now though must comply with whatever rules currently apply to the vehicle they are fitted to.

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:57 PM

Come on guys can,t believe that no-one else wants to add to this topic..................It's epic reading and compared to looking at Rorschach's ink blots it's much more fun

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:01 PM

There used to be problems back in the 60's because the number plates MUST be vertical. However, no-one really bothered, although I was on a rally in Wales and in the middle of the night, when re-fuelling, I was told by an officious young cop that my number plate was illegal. Fortunately, my good friend who was at that time a Met Inspector, told him to p*** off, and off he went!

To keep the plates as near vertical as possible, remove the bonnet badge, then there should be no issues as it is so almost vertical as to not be a problem.

So long as it has a reflective background, is correctly spaced and has the maker's postcode and name, there will be no problems even on a 2000 Mini.



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:16 PM

This topic is great! Very entertaining..

 

I think its quite clear it's "technically" illegal but so is not carrying a bale of hay in the boot if you're a licensed black cab driver in the City Of London.

 

I'm all for individuality in all aspects of life but especially cars, so if you're happy with stick on bonnet reg no and thats your bag then why not. If our local hardworking policemen take offence you can always swap it over. You're not really hurting anyone are you! And as far as I know its not dangerous.....

 

Personally, I like it ;D  But like all things in life we are all different and thats whats great.



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:34 PM

 

 

I think its quite clear it's "technically" illegal but so is not carrying a bale of hay in the boot if you're a licensed black cab driver in the City Of London.

 

 

 

that's a myth, always has been.



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:03 PM

 

 

 

I think its quite clear it's "technically" illegal but so is not carrying a bale of hay in the boot if you're a licensed black cab driver in the City Of London.

 

 

 

that's a myth, always has been.

 

Ok, maybe thats true now but it was only recently repealed. However, it is definitely currently against the law to carry a plank of wood or a ladder across a public footway in London. See below-

 

"It is also against the law to 'roll or carry any cask, tub, hoop or wheel, or any ladder, plank, pole, showboard, or placard, upon any footway, except for the purpose of loading or unloading any cart or carriage, or of crossing the footway'.

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I was just trying to make a point about laws that aren't necessarily studiously enforced.

 

Thats all.



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:27 PM

 

 

 

 

I think its quite clear it's "technically" illegal but so is not carrying a bale of hay in the boot if you're a licensed black cab driver in the City Of London.

 

 

 

that's a myth, always has been.

 

Ok, maybe thats true now but it was only recently repealed. However, it is definitely currently against the law to carry a plank of wood or a ladder across a public footway in London. See below-

 

"It is also against the law to 'roll or carry any cask, tub, hoop or wheel, or any ladder, plank, pole, showboard, or placard, upon any footway, except for the purpose of loading or unloading any cart or carriage, or of crossing the footway'.

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I was just trying to make a point about laws that aren't necessarily studiously enforced.

 

Thats all.

 

 

 

taxis have never been required by law to carry hay at any time.



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 01:58 AM

Gonna bring NZ laws into this for humour. In the City of Dunedin, there is a place called the town centre called the Octogon. It's basically the town centre and has about a million different bars in it. Anyway. Technically, people are allowed to camp there as long as they are "prospecting for gold." This one is from the times of the goldrush. Another humourous NZ law: A man may ask a police officer to hold his horse while he goes into the pub for a pint. I'm so tempted to do both of these... :D

 

Anyway. My advice? Just mount your actual numberplate like a bonnet badge instead of the actual badge.



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 02:23 AM

Old thread I know.. But there was talk of removing the badge and mounting it there, which is what I did.

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 07:25 PM

The MX-5 had a vertical plate that attached inside the smiley mouth. Obvs I removed it and put a stick on front plate on the bonnet. Just put a black plate on the front of my Mk1, if it looks like it belongs there you prob won't get pulled




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