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Old Aug 10th, 2018, 11:04   #11
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Originally Posted by john.wigley View Post
I think you are right, 'Grimble'. Am I naive if I believed the same checks apply to all sources of replacement number plates, including those purchased on the internet? When I needed a new plate for my trailer after changing my car, the dealer required sight of my passport, driving licence and the vehicle's registration document in my name (not the slip that you're given on purchase) before selling me one.

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Ordered a new number plate for my trailer when I changed the car two years ago.
12 I think online, no questions asked whatsoever. Arrived in a couple of days.

Only when cloning becomes an epidemic and revenue starts to become affected, will authorities take notice. There are many tales (particularly relating to the London congestion charge) of false identity and the battles some unfortunate owners have had even when the vehicle is obviously a different model and colour. "but the camera doesnt lie, pay up".
I noticed in Norway this week that speed cameras are all forward facing as it appears that the drivers identity must be proven to enact a successful conviction. Unlike here, where, by overturning centuries of legal precedent, you are legally bound to admit guilt. Could you ever see the American '5th amendment' being overturned in similar circumstances?
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Old Aug 10th, 2018, 11:10   #12
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Old Aug 10th, 2018, 11:44   #13
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Originally Posted by Peter86 View Post
If possible stop the insurance it so they get picked up by ANPR cameras. Police will soon have them.
I doubt it , in similar circumstances an un taxed and un insured vehicle has been driving around Bristol for a year where there are lots of Number plate cameras . most petrol stations have them too , but if you know where they are you can avoid them I suppose if you just drive around locally .
My comments are only based on my opinions and vast experience .
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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 11:39   #14
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Ask the Police if they have placed a marker on PNC in relation to your registration number. If they haven't they should of ......
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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 12:01   #15
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... but if you blank your plate, buyers think you have something to hide in your car's history. On balance, I always leave it, and have been okay so far.
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