More than 1 number plate on a vehicle - pdc {P}
Just been reading a web site about cctv and privacy. I read of one guy who has an issue with ANPR. He's a van driver and above his number plate, which is mounted on the door, he has an additional black on yellow plate which reads "H4M PER" and below the number plate, again in black on yellow, "ANPR"

Would it hamper ANPR? And is this illegal?
More than 1 number plate on a vehicle - Pugugly {P}
There may be leagilty issues (making a plate that has the appearacne of a registration plate - too lazy to look it up but DVD will bring the Act and Section along in a minute) but almost certain to be pulled for that.
More than 1 number plate on a vehicle - Hamsafar
Plenty of trucks have additional plates on their trailers to display the ID number of the trailer etc...

Also, may truck cabs have BIG DAVE and JESSY type signs in their window which I assume is their nick name.
More than 1 number plate on a vehicle - Manatee
BIG DAVE and JESSY type signs
in their window which I assume is their nick name.


BIG DAVE is almost certainly a nick name.
More than 1 number plate on a vehicle - mss1tw
almost certainly


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More than 1 number plate on a vehicle - Dwight Van Driver
The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001 covers the display of registration plates which it defines as:

"registration plate" means a plate or other device displaying the registration mark of the vehicle (note the words OF THE VEHICLE)......

The vehicle in question is displaying the plate for the vehicle is it not?

Regs 5 and 6 covers the fixing of a plate to the rear and front but makes no mention of only a single plate.

Reg 11 states A registration plate must not be treated in any other way which renders the characters of the registration mark less easily distinguishable to the eye or which would prevent or impair the making of a true photographic image of the plate through the medium of camera and film or any other device.

(3) A registration plate must not be fixed to a vehicle -

(a) by means of a screw, bolt or other fixing device of any type or colour,

(b) by the placing of a screw, bolt or other fixing device in any position, or

(c) in any other manner,

which has the effect of changing the appearance or legibility of any of the characters of the registration mark, which renders the characters of the registration mark less easily distinguishable to the eye or which prevents or impairs the making of a true photographic image of the plate through the medium of camera and film or any other device.

But all that refers to the Reg Plate for the vehicle and not extra's as mentioned. Nothing prohibits other plates displayed.

So it would seem what mentioned is lawful.

BUT;

Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994
states:

44.?(1) A person is guilty of an offence if he forges, fraudulently alters, fraudulently uses, fraudulently lends or fraudulently allows to be used by another person anything to which subsection (2) applies.

(2) This subsection applies to?

(d) a registration mark,

(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable?

(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, £5000 and
(b) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine or (except in Scotland) to both.

Note this refers to Registration Mark and not just plate which brings in the extra plates.

An ulterior motive for having the other two plates would have to be proved and fraudulent mentioned means to cause a person in authority not to take action he normally would have. To annoy SCP's APNR's in my book doesn't fit. Could there be an intention to pervert the course of justice. More information would be required by interview of the offender and circumstances but doubtful.

BUT (there is always one)

43.?(1) If a registration mark fixed on a vehicle as required by virtue of section 23 is in any way?
(a) obscured -( lost amongst the plate above and below), or
(b) rendered, or allowed to become, not easily distinguishable,
the relevant person is guilty of an offence.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale. (£1000 and no points)

(3) In subsection (1)"the relevant person" means the person driving the vehicle or, where it is not being driven, the person keeping it.

(4) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section to prove that he took all steps which it was reasonably practicable to take to prevent the mark being obscured

IMHO this has a bearing on the question posed and worthy of file being submitted , with photos to CPS, to see if they would run it.

Would you authorise PU?

dvd

dvd.
More than 1 number plate on a vehicle - Altea Ego
Surely it all boils down to if he is attempting avoid prosecution for an offence.

If he is fully road legal and commiting no offence and just out to annoy the ANPR's it would seem from the regulations above then he is perfectly legal (as long as the main plate is not pysically obsured or tampered)

If however he has no road tax or insurance etc, then its a straight attempting to pervert the course of justice?

Does it work? does the ANPR throw a wobbly? I suspect it would.

Have to say this one is fascinating.


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More than 1 number plate on a vehicle - Pugugly {P}
It would sound an alarm unless it links to the car's proper plate first. Mind you the boys in blue might think he's raking the proverbial.
 

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