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    black number plates

    right ive just bought some black number plates the background is black and the writing is silver they have the legal spacings
    i was wondering what is the maximum penalty you can get for having these plates on as i know they are illegal but think they look awsome if im just likly to get a producer and thats it il push my luck but if im looking at points of a huge fine they will be comming off

    any experiances you have had with having them fitted would be good


    thanx

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    £30 fixed penalty - - further penalty could lead to the plate getting taken off you...etc

    Is it really worth it ?

    I would advise however, that if you push your luck, then stop after you've been caught once.
    They will target your car for the same offence.

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    I thought they were the guernsey plates? Seen a daewoo last night with them on. Unless i'm mistaken.

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    dunno now what i was thinking of doing is having the black plate fitted and keeping the yellow one in the boot so if i get stopped i could put the yellow one on and play ignorance (sorry officer i didnt know they where illigal) and if i got stopped once they would go in the bin

    i dunno about guernsey plates i assumed they would be the same as over here

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    i just got a producer and told to change my german plates to standard and get a stamp from the MOT place.

    TBH i got off lightly - keep the black plates for shows its not worth the hassle, fine and now points!
    Drives - Phase 2 Astra Mk3 Gsi = 139.56 BHP with 138.81 Torque

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    just go standard letter size and spacing and trim the plates right down.
    Different colour plates will get you pulled in no time.

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    a number plate's a number plate (says the guy with private ones), anyway. number plates dont look good at all, cars would look much nicer without them but its the law. So why not save the money up and do some legal mods.
    There's no law against a new bumper or anything,

    not ranting by the way, just saying...not worth the hassle
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clemo SXi View Post
    a number plate's a number plate (says the guy with private ones), anyway. number plates dont look good at all, cars would look much nicer without them but its the law. So why not save the money up and do some legal mods.
    There's no law against a new bumper or anything,

    not ranting by the way, just saying...not worth the hassle
    Definetly true, you may get pulled over by a police officer who's had a crap day, so you might end up getting points.
    Imo Don't take the chance.

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    Drives - Phase 2 Astra Mk3 Gsi = 139.56 BHP with 138.81 Torque

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    Ive been pulled twice for mine now on 2 seperate cars. They were legal apart from spacing.
    1st time changed them at the side of the road and pointed out other illegal plates in the local area parked up while he watched me change them. And got a producer.
    2nd time i got a 30 quid fine.
    There wont be a 3rd time, its another reason for them to stop you.

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