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    Small Front Number Plate

    I may have to fit a small number plate to the front of the car. Can I ask if they are legal and has anyone with a small plate been pulled over by the police?

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    Re: Small Front Number Plate

    Definitely not legal, people have been pulled up by the police.
    OK for display only....
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    Re: Small Front Number Plate

    Not convinced they're legal, but I have them and lots of Mitsuvos do too. Never had a problem with MOT or polis. The police intimated that they were going to be strict on this for the NorthWest stages last year, so we all nailed on official size ones. Mine's embeded ina wall somewhere still I believe.
    Ther used to be a clause on the DVLA website that said continental=built cars that didn't have room for UK sized front plates could use smaller ones, but that is no longer on the website. This was the link, but it no longer works http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/vehicles/regmarks/reg_marks_current_requirements.htm

    Plenty of room for a full one on the spotlight cover.


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    Re: Small Front Number Plate

    Never had a problem with a small one on my car with either the boys in blue or the MOT inspectors. It's possible that having a one digit plate helps?

    Guy

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    Re: Small Front Number Plate

    My son was nicked for a small one on the front of his VX220.
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    Re: Small Front Number Plate

    The legislation is covered by:- The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001

    the exemption is covered by this modification to the regulations

    The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) (Amendment) Regulations 2002


    Display of Vehicle Registration Marks on Imported Vehicles

    (which have a restricted space for a standard sized number plate)
    Certain imported vehicles may be permitted to display number plates with smaller characters if:

    The vehicle does not have European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval
    AND
    The vehicle's construction/design cannot accomodate standard size number plates
    Specifications for smaller sized plates (for certain imported vehicles)


    Character Height

    64mm

    Character Width

    44mm

    Character Stroke

    10mm

    Space between characters

    10mm

    The full reasoning can be read in the attached report from the House of Commons library (see the bottom of Page 6)
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    Last edited by Griff; 15-04-2013 at 18:39.

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    Re: Small Front Number Plate

    That's the bit I had in mind.

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    Re: Small Front Number Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by David J View Post
    I may have to fit a small number plate to the front of the car. Can I ask if they are legal and has anyone with a small plate been pulled over by the police?

    David
    Like Guy, I run a small plate and have experienced several chats with the boys in blue, mostly relating to the car and it's wow factor. It fits nice and just looks right and not out of place. Is it legal? Not in the "Nannie state".

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    Re: Small Front Number Plate

    I have had a small plate on both my cars, never had an issue with the law, but that dosent make it legal .... I had to change it once for the MOT though.....

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    Re: Small Front Number Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mayers View Post
    Never had a problem with a small one on my car with either the boys in blue or the MOT inspectors. It's possible that having a one digit plate helps?

    Guy
    There is no problem in having a small plate, as long as the digits and spacing are correct.
    If you have the number 'A 1' you can have a very small plate. It might cost a bit though...
    Plate should have makers name, postcode, BS number.
    It's worth getting a short number, if you can.
    Struan
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