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Is it legal to cut the number plate down as long as the spacing 11mm from the edge, thankyou for any help on this , i've had a look on the DVLA site and cant see anything that states you can't but i may have missed it.
 

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The important thing is that the characters are the correct size & font, the spacing must be correct & the border size. This means that if you had a 2 character plate, it could legally be alot smaller than a regular 7 character plate.
 

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MX5 or Eunos ( JDM version ) which can legally run smaller plates and characters . Show me a picture of the rear end and I'll tell you what you've got.
 

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I have a tiny one on the front of my Import Toyota Soarer 7"X 1" with 6 digits , and a m/cycle plate on the back in the recess.
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MX5 or Eunos ( JDM version ) which can legally run smaller plates and characters . Show me a picture of the rear end and I'll tell you what you've got.
It, a UK car all its life not an import,
 

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The important thing is that the characters are the correct size & font, the spacing must be correct & the border size. This means that if you had a 2 character plate, it could legally be alot smaller than a regular 7 character plate.
Thankyou for your reply, yes thats what i was hoping would be the case.
 

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It, a UK car all its life not an import,
Plates must be laid down standard which includes visible reflective area between character and edge of plate . Less than 7 numbers means plate can LEGALLY be smaller than standard but with correct size font size . The character size reduced in the latest updates. ie those plates with EU flag can legally have the EU piece removed whilst still meeting regs . To pass MOT the plate must carry correct BS for when plate manufactured and also manufacturers mark.
 

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Some folks seem to flaunt it no worries.
Bloke near me has always had a black number plate with just a long number on it like... 324576
Currently on that huge Jaguar Panzerwaggon thing!?!?
 

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Plates must be laid down standard which includes visible reflective area between character and edge of plate . Less than 7 numbers means plate can LEGALLY be smaller than standard but with correct size font size . The character size reduced in the latest updates. ie those plates with EU flag can legally have the EU piece removed whilst still meeting regs . To pass MOT the plate must carry correct BS for when plate manufactured and also manufacturers mark.
Thanks for reply and the information Kev
 

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Some folks seem to flaunt it no worries.
Bloke near me has always had a black number plate with just a long number on it like... 324576
Currently on that huge Jaguar Panzerwaggon thing!?!?
Yes i dont think the police are too bothered or they are too busy, but the last time i got pulled the two coppers decided to go over the car and check everything, thats the first time i,ve had that happen though.
 

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In a case of misrepresentation of number the DVLA hav ethe power ,for a second offence , to simply deregister the car thus making illegal to drive at all.
 

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Some folks seem to flaunt it no worries.
Bloke near me has always had a black number plate with just a long number on it like... 324576
Currently on that huge Jaguar Panzerwaggon thing!?!?
Guernsey plate possibly ??
 

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In a case of misrepresentation of number the DVLA hav ethe power ,for a second offence , to simply deregister the car thus making illegal to drive at all.
Christ, if they did that round my way there'd be a huge number of vehicles off of the road especially if you include the twats who think it's ok to have their front plate in the windscreen :wanker:
 

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Lots of supercars have no front plate . My mate had problems at a particular petrol stations as they would not unlock pump until a ANPR camera had read his front number plate. It always meant a walk into the office . He said it’s a small price to pay as the fine for no front number plate would be less than a fine for being caught by a speeding van , and no points . 2 years down the line he’s never been stopped for the fallen off front plate .
 

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when ANPR was first being introduced at all the gatherings of cars and bikes there was a group of slightly creepy cops skulking around with little stencils checking size and spacings of letters on plates started with warnings and then fines not seen them in years so was probably an initiative to make as many plates ANPR readable.
 

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Lots of supercars have no front plate . My mate had problems at a particular petrol stations as they would not unlock pump until a ANPR camera had read his front number plate. It always meant a walk into the office . He said it's a small price to pay as the fine for no front number plate would be less than a fine for being caught by a speeding van , and no points . 2 years down the line he's never been stopped for the fallen off front plate .
I used to have a plate on one of mine on a hinge that you could remove a swing over fitting that kept it upright to allow easy acess to the engine bay . Was forever working loose and the plate falling backwards so couldn't be seen.
 

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Plates must be laid down standard which includes visible reflective area between character and edge of plate . Less than 7 numbers means plate can LEGALLY be smaller than standard but with correct size font size . The character size reduced in the latest updates. ie those plates with EU flag can legally have the EU piece removed whilst still meeting regs . To pass MOT the plate must carry correct BS for when plate manufactured and also manufacturers mark.
BS number and manufacturers mark are not required for MOT. This is from the MOT inspection manual section 0.1. Registration plates:-
"You do not need to inspect the following items:
the supplier's name
postcode
BS number
logos or emblems outside the minimum margin around the registration number "
Wasn't this requirement in the test about 15 or so years ago for about 3-4 weeks.
 

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I had a mate drove about for months in a Range Rover with no back number plate because it had fallen off. He had made one out of cardboard and a friendly copper told him that the fine for not displaying a number plate was less than for displaying a non complient one!
 
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