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#1 spitfire123

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 03:17 PM

hi all,

got some number bord stickers from work...there about 6" long by about 5" tall...

i want to put them either on the side of the car or on the bonnet.

but is it illegal or not?

i heard from someone that number son a car were illegal? i dont see why?

will just add to the look and thats the only reason i want them to be honest.



cant find any info on the matter online.

cheers

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#2 pikestones

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 05:17 PM

You can put them on,as long as you dont try to make them look like a number plate,and confuse the anpr scanners.
The size you mention clearly doesnt resemble a number plate.

If they were illegal,all the taxi firms,pizza firms etc would need to remove their advertising on car sides.

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#3 MichellefromEssex

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 06:22 PM

Max has our phone number and mobile number on the side of his van so I doubt its illegal.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 08:51 PM

would say that number's and letter's that are put on as advertising are ok, heard that number's that are put on as in race car style on the door's or roof have to be crossed out when on the road

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 09:06 PM

You need to have a look at the "motor vehicle construction and use regs 1988",

As far as i can see theres no rules about restrictive placing of text on the side of the car,and certainly no reference to having to cover the text on a public highway.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 01:14 AM

heard that number's that are put on as in race car style on the door's or roof have to be crossed out when on the road

No reference to covering up advertising text was made, please read again

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:03 AM

The c and u regs do not differenciate between numbers and letters,they are all refered to as text.

At least I am quoting from a source,not heresay.



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Posted 28 September 2009 - 12:57 PM

ok cheers lads/lasses.

from the info goevn im pretty sutre it'll be okay with some bunber stickers on.

only wanted the number 15 on the bonnet realy.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:49 PM

quick update:

Numbers are now on with Xes through them.

look remarkably good.

im pleased :rolleyes:

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:50 PM

Max has our phone number and mobile number on the side of his van so I doubt its illegal.



i dont think my race numbers will be 11 digits long michelle :P

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