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    Default Number plates-MOT

    Well as of yesterday (27th Apr), VOSA has now re-instated section 6-3 of the MOT manual, that is registration plates. So anyone coming up for MOT, heed the following;

    Check that there is a registration plate both at the front and the rear of the vehicle, and check each one for security and condition.


    On Vehicles first Registered on or after 1 January 1973, Check
    the colour of the characters and background
    that the registration plates are fixed vertically, or as close to vertical as is reasonably practical



    On vehicles first registered on or after 1 September 2001, check that the registration plates
    do not display a honeycomb or similar effect background

    check visually that the characters are correctly formed, spaced, and are not obviously likely to be misread due to, for example, badly positioned or uncovered retaining bolts etc.



    REASONS FOR REJECTION

    1. A registration plate:
    a. missing or incorrect

    b. so insecure that it is likely to fall off

    c. letter or figure missing or incomplete

    d. faded, dirty, deteriorated or obscured, (for example by a towbar so that it is likely to be misread or is not easily legible by a person standing approximately 20 metres to the front/rear of the vehicle)

    2.
    a. A front registration plate does not have black characters on a white background
    b. a rear registration plate does not have black characters on a yellow background
    c. a registration plate not fixed vertically, or as close to vertical as is reasonably practial.



    3.
    displaying a honeycomb or similar effect background.

    4. A registration plate with

    a. characters which are obviously not the correct height, character width, stroke width, not of equal width along their entire length or incorrectly spaced

    b. a character not correctly formed, sloping, or
    likely to be misread

    c. any feature that has the effect of changing the appearance or legibility of any of the characters, so that the
    true identity of the vehicle is less
    easily established

    d. characters formed using a font which is not substantially similar to
    the prescribed font

    e. characters formed using broken or multiple strokes

    f. characters laid out in an incorrect format

    g. a margin obviously less than the minimum requirement

    h. a non-reflective border obviously wider than permitted or positioned
    too close to the characters (see page 5).


    So, there you go, get them show plates OFF
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    I like the point about obscuring the number plate. I have seen loads of cars that when fitted with a towbar it sits right in front of the no. plate. Even worse on some of the peugeot 206's where the foglight is obscurred by the towbar. Why do manufacturers make the no. plate sit so low??

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    I like the point about obscuring the number plate. I have seen loads of cars that when fitted with a towbar it sits right in front of the no. plate. Even worse on some of the peugeot 206's where the foglight is obscurred by the towbar. Why do manufacturers make the no. plate sit so low??
    simple....dont have a horrible tow bar!! lol

    my front number plate has a crack in it...wel ther is a bit hanging off....time for some new ones me thinks!!

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    thats me screwed then lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    So, there you go, get them show plates OFF
    and about time... if only they needed to be fitted with tamperproof screws so the plank with his 'chavplate' doesn't swap them back as soon as he gets home...

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    ''So, there you go, get them show plates OFF ''

    i found out the hard way with a £30 fine

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    Some good info there

    Cheers

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    Looks like new plates next MOT then

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    The following HAVE NOT been reintroduced;

    plate not displaying a a BSAU145d number

    plate not displaying name and postcode of supplier

    plate displaying a symbol other than a national emblem
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