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Number plate twat - you sad sad person!

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But they can only mark them up cos idiots are prepared to pay the premium for them.

Can't blame the number plate companies for getting the maximum they can from a plate, same as any business maximising profit from a product. At the end of the day, if people will pay it, they'll charge it!

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You sad sad person. Why aren't the police onto idiots like this? Almost every day I see some wannabe with their plate in an odd typeface or the usual distortion of spacing trying desperately to make their £250 plate look something special.

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I'd argue that it does.

As someone else said earlier, they had to look very carefully to see what the actual reg. number was due to the misplacing and altering of letters/numbers.

So if someone crashes into your car when it's parked at the road side (or even worse, runs someone over!) and witnesses can't give the registration number to the police as they couldn't make out what it was, that would indeed hurt very much.

There was a lot of research into how easy different plate styles make the reg. number to read and memorise, before the new plate style was invented.

People messing around with the typface, spacing and screw colours etc need prosecuting.

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Quite agree.

Plus, if you allow "minor" fiddling, where do you draw the line?

Well its only slighty altered, you can still read it...

Sure, but the next bloke has done the same, but put a different colour screw head on. Only slightly different again.

And the next one after that has done the same, but altered the typeface slightly...

Etc etc etc.

Number plate rules for typestyle and spacing are pretty easy to understand. Deviate from them and your plate is illegal.

Not a difficullt one really... crazy.gif

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Lock em up, confiscate the car...

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Lock em up, confiscate the car...

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Hey, stop the bus. All I was saying is at the end of the day, of all the the things that can be wrong with a car the reg plate being fecked with is the only one that makes me laugh. All the others like tax, insurance, MOT, bald tyres, badly adjusted headlights, non functioning headlights, fog lights when there's no fog, limo tint on front windows.... the list goes on and on. All these things are worse than some wannabe fecker messing with a private reg. The boys need to stop him, slap him and get him to change it back to looking the way it should. Plain stupid, not fecking stupid. grin.gif

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I take your point Tian. 169144-ok.gif

Especially fog lights (front or rear) when it's not foggy. I've seen more muppets than ever today with side-lights and fogs rather than headlights. Corporal punishment should never have been abolished. sportifs2.gif

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On the way back from the Gatwick yesterday

P41NTR, made to look like PAINTR smashfreakB.gif

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On the way back from the Gatwick yesterday

P41NTR, made to look like PAINTR smashfreakB.gif

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There's a plumber round here with something like P111 MRR (misspaced of course) with a black screw between the second and third 1's to make it look like a U openfire.gif

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Seems they are everywhere. I spotted a silver Merc at M4 Bristol junct heading into Bristol. Plate was supposed to be MRS 411S but had been messed around with to look like MRS ATTS with black screws ofcourse.

Dai

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And today I saw T4 MMU but 2 black screws had been put one above the other under the U to make it look like TAMMY!

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Why aren't the police onto idiots like this?

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Too busy sitting behind desks because their jobs have been taken by speed cameras...

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Anyone with 'MUM' or 'DAD' in the reg is a complete twat!!

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Hmm, remember that their little kiddies might have bought it for them via a less than tasteful Grandad or Grandma...because it happened to someone I know.

They're were horrified at the plate, but delighted at the thought.

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Come to think of it, anyone with MVL in the reg is a complete twa.... ooops!

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You sad sad person. Why aren't the police onto idiots like this? Almost every day I see some wannabe with their plate in an odd typeface or the usual distortion of spacing trying desperately to make their £250 plate look something special.

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yelrotflmao.gif. Relax, it don't hurt nobody, do it? grin.gif

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I'd argue that it does.

As someone else said earlier, they had to look very carefully to see what the actual reg. number was due to the misplacing and altering of letters/numbers.

So if someone crashes into your car when it's parked at the road side (or even worse, runs someone over!) and witnesses can't give the registration number to the police as they couldn't make out what it was, that would indeed hurt very much.

There was a lot of research into how easy different plate styles make the reg. number to read and memorise, before the new plate style was invented.

People messing around with the typface, spacing and screw colours etc need prosecuting.

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I take your point. It's all a matter of degree. I'm not talking about plates that are unreadable. I'm talking about some Jo Blo who thinks he's Mr Big by buying a plate and fecking wth it a bit. I agree that anyone with an illegal plate should be stopped but it's not the crime of the century and there are far more dangerous things that you can feck with on a motor. The fact that we see so many around leads me to think that perhaps the local boys in blue are not too bothered either. Man hours you know. A reg plate will not cause that accident we all want to avoid. It might in some cases make it harder to report, that's all. Having a bald tyre, now that will kill, you see that all the time, just have a look on day as you walk through a car park. sekret.gif

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Anyone with 'MUM' or 'DAD' in the reg is a complete twat!!

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and why might that be then loddrik???! sportifs2.gifopenfire.gifbuttcheeks.gif

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Because it is the saddest thing you can do, who are you trying to tell, it is safe to assume that the majority of people out there are a 'mum' or a 'dad' without feeling the need to proclaim it to all and sundry.

In truth, it is the kids and parents who are to blame, I'll wager that nobody would buy a 'mum' plate for themselves, it would be the son/daughter who do that, but they must take the blame for applying it to the vehicle.

When I get older, if I am ever purchesed a 'dad' numberplate, I will thank them, explain that although I am greatful, there is just no way I could ever apply it to a car, and then barrack them mercilessly for the next 20 years for being so tasteless, I thought I had brought them up not to be so 'naff'!

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I couldn't help but snigger when I saw the (mis-spaced)

"A 5EX U" on a shabby-looking mid 80s Merc 450 SLC the other day.

I reckon that one works wonders with the ladies! wink.gif

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Because it is the saddest thing you can do, who are you trying to tell, it is safe to assume that the majority of people out there are a 'mum' or a 'dad' without feeling the need to proclaim it to all and sundry.

In truth, it is the kids and parents who are to blame, I'll wager that nobody would buy a 'mum' plate for themselves, it would be the son/daughter who do that, but they must take the blame for applying it to the vehicle.

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who squeezed the jam out of your doughnut mate?! tongue.gif I bet your plates bollocks!!! ..... or have you got an expensive one seeings as it is on a porsche. yelrotflmao.gif

Truth is its a family thing, I am presuming then that you are not happily married and have been for 15 years with three gorgeous children, an R32 with a reg plate VW 04 FUN and a family car VW Touran VW 04 MUM, I am a mum............but occasionally I like some FUN !!!! ECLIPSe.gif

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That's unlucky then, if I ever see that plate on the road, I'll be sure to put my windows and roof up so you won't hear me laughing!

If you can locate T4 WAT or similar for me, I'll be sure to put it on vehicle 169144-ok.gif

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