Number plates - how illegal is this? - oldgit
In a car park today, I saw a rather handsome Mercedes (silver of course) model **55 AMG (can't be sure what the prefix letters were - may be EL or CL? Anyway the number plate comprised the letter M followed by 17, then two R's and finally a letter C - you can see where this is going?

However the seven was a sort of anglisized (sp) version of the continental seven but was vertical rather than sloping and the horizonal strike-through was done just so it almost touched the adjacent 1. The net result from a moderate distance was such that it looked like MARRC - difficult to show on a keyboard but write them down in sequence and M17RRC becomes the above if you mangle a contintental 7 accordingly.........God, what a bore am I?

In an accident or fracas I wouldn't be sure, unless studied, what the Registration number was.
Number plates - how illega is this? - IanJohnson
What the DVLA need is a web page where we can report illegaly space numbers. They could then take the number off them and re-sell it for someone else to do the same thing!
Number plates - how illega is this? - Dwight Van Driver
Illegal

Road Vehicles Display of Registration Marks Regs 2001.

Can be picked up as a non = standard by ANPR, pulled, fined and DVLA could withdraw the number.

The 7 thingy - sure it wasn't a Johnny Foreigner? If so could be koshah..

dvd

Number plates - how illega is this? - aaflyer
Cetainly illegal. Possibly ordered through one of the many number plate sites that allow you to make your own with non-standard fonts - although these sites do issue clear instruction that such fonts are not for road use (doesn't stop plenty of them being seen round my district...). I've also seen a number with legal fonts but non-standard graphics, e.g. football team insignia and the maker's name placed vertically on the left-hand-side. I know these are illegal but do the police actually take any notice of this type...

On a similar note, what about people who, through an accident / carelessness etc., don't have a number plate attached to front or rear. Same problem of identification. My sister was pulled by the police for this (after a taxi rear-ended her) and told, politely, to display it in the rear window. Good idea.
Number plates - how illega is this? - bell boy
its a £30 fine
no penalty points
the dvla on their own website encourage number messing and then in the same breath say you shouldnt do it
ive yet to see one number plate withdrawn
its like hitting a kid for being naughty and then buying it sweets



waste of space......
Number plates - how illega is this? - henry k
the dvla on their own website encourage number messing and then in the same breath say you shouldnt do it

Sure do.
Next auction has

CYB 1L
DAW 550N
DES 5Y
GYM 80Y

or perhaps 69 FA might be attractive?

Surely DR54 MMY is a good example of a "newish" plate being held back to make money as if anyone paying £££s for it would display it correctly.

The above were a few of the "simple ones" I noted. Many are too "clever" for poor old me to understand.
Number plates - how illega is this? - Bill Payer
In my book, it doesn't really matter.

In the original example, MARRC is very easy for anyone seeing the car to remember, and a traffic policeman will know straight off what the number is supposed to be, so arguably there's a benefit in allowing people to do this.
Number plates - how illega is this? - bell boy
there was a car acting suspiciously near my home a few weeks ago with a 'private plate' im not daft and can write number plates down like the rest of them but guess what? the car didnt exist

here is the number plate ive just checked and it still doesnt exist

XX11 8622...............ITS A SILVER BMW

The local traffic police checked it for me within half an hour of it being seen,so what is your opinion of that bill payer? as i dont know the answer (the car looked about 3 months old by the way)
Number plates - how illega is this? - njgleeds
Oldman...

XXI 8622 belongs to a 2001 BMW 330D Sport in silver... I would imagine this is probably the one you saw.
Number plates - how illega is this? - njgleeds
As an afterthought, it may have had an extra bit of black tape added so as to qualify for heavily discounted fuel at the local 24hr filling station perhaps??
Number plates - how illega is this? - Murphy The Cat
Oldman...
XXI 8622 belongs to a 2001 BMW 330D Sport in silver...
I would imagine this is probably the one you saw.


I'm only a simple chap and not to upto date on clever computery things - but how do you know that ?

MTC
Number plates - how illega is this? - oldgit
In the original example, MARRC is very easy for anyone seeing
the car to remember, and a traffic policeman will know straight
off ..................


Are you seriously suggesting that from a distance I would have known what MARRC was mean't to be? And Mr Plod also? I think not.

You would have known that this car was, indeed, registered as M17 RRC, then?
Number plates - how illega is this? - Bill Payer
Are you seriously suggesting that from a distance I would have
known what MARRC was mean't to be? And Mr Plod also?
I think not.

That's what a traffic policeman told me.
You would have known that this car was, indeed, registered as
M17 RRC, then?

>>
Maybe not, but then I'm not a traffic policeman. I would say 'it looked like MARRC' and apparently he'd say, 'oh, that's M17RRC'.

I think the point is that without the ability to do this, people would probably stick to the more usual plates, so that car might originally have been AB51FGZ (or whatever). My policeman friends point was that MARRC is much more memorable.
Number plates - how illega is this? - MikeTorque
There seems to be a growing number of illegal font/spaced number plates around.

Is there any action that can be taken to notify someone when they are spotted ? There seems to be a house in this area sorting out posh cars and most of then seem to have small and incorrect font number plates.
Number plates - how illega is this? - drbe
Enforcement of number plate regulations sounds like another job for my new police force.

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?v=e&t=38...5

Sine I posted that the job offers have just flooded in!
Number plates - how illega is this? - Dynamic Dave
Oops, in correcting the link drbe posted above, I seem to have deleted all replies after his post. However, from what I recall, they weren't motoring related, so no harm done.

DD.
Number plates - how illega is this? - No FM2R
8< SNIP 8<

followed by a slap.

DD. ;o)
Number plates - how illega is this? - BobbyG
In the last couple of days, I have seem 3 cars all with black number plates front and back, with silver letters/numbers. These are British Registrations with normal size font etc but on black/silver.

Whats that all about?

One of them was actually parked in the street just along the road from the Traffic Police HQ near me. Wonder if any of them will get out their BMW and Mercs and give him a ticket?
Number plates - how illega is this? - henry k
In the last couple of days, I have seen 3 cars all with black number plates front and back, with silver letters/numbers.
Whats that all about?
Just trying to ensure that white and yellow platesd do not detract from black image.


It is quite common on black cars.
Number plates - how illega is this? - fluter
Reminds me of the tourist in the backwoods of Ireland who was astonished to see this gorgeous top-of-the range Ferrari in a small village. Right by it was a Garda who , when it was pointed out that the car didn't have any plates commented, 'So you think we don't know whose it is"!
 

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