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    Is it legal to have a background on your number plate like this ??


    Also, I really like the 3d Carbon Text, really stands out


    Cheers

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    Not legal to have a background, but the sticky outy letters are, not to my taste though .. I think the flat plates were a breakthrough, but everything goes in circles *lol*

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    Cheers mate, just a plain one it will be then

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    i think it is mate but my vec has just went through its mot ok with my plates looking like this

    as i forgot to change them before it went in

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    Maybe then, I though plain honey comb was legal but no background, you were maybe just lucky David ??

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    Law says that the plate must be of the right size, ie normal size plate & lettering and there are rules and regs regarding the size and spacing of the lettrering, however it says the plate will be yellow to the rear white to the front and retro reflective..but I dont think it says anything about the text on the background. Give it a go Its not like there are any traffic cops out there to stop you nowadays anyway!!

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    have a look on the DVLA website www.dvla.gov.uk
    there is a pdf you can download with the rules & regs on.
    basically the plate has to conform to british standards BS AU 145d
    Ask the plate supplier, if it conforms to that standard then its legal..nuff said

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    Taken from a number plate suppliers site ...

    overprinting including honeycomb or other background designs are not allowed.


    I thought that honeycomb was allowed ??

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    Some interesting points...
    There is no actual SIZE for the number plate, only the size and borders for the characters, so providing there is 11mm around all the characters you can have that!
    The numberplate MUST carry the name, trademark or other identification of the manufacturer or supplier (this can include Vauxhall, as mine still has the original ones!)

    All other types of numberplates MUST be marked "Not for Road Use", if not then the manufacturer or supplier is at fault

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    http://www.ukspeedtraps.co.uk/plates.htm

    That's got a comprehensive set of the regulations.

    I can't see what is on your plate David (on the left bit) but apparently football crests etc. aren't allowed - just the EU or national flags.

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