Car numberplates use of fonts and spacings

Can the legislation be changed on the font styles and spacing allowed as legal on numberplates.

The criterior should be that size and clarity is the rule and that differnt fonts of the same size and material should belegal. Clearly if the font is not legible or offensive they should be not legal.

The police are keen to use show plates as a reason to stop cars even though the car has been verified as legal on their car data check.

However officers get a little hot under the collar when they see a personlised plate as they did with me and the 70 year old with the Range Rover who they attacked wih their battons and jumped on his bonnet. I suppose if I or this 70 year old were criminals the police would not come near us.

Why is this idea important?

Can the legislation be changed on the font styles and spacing allowed as legal on numberplates.

The criterior should be that size and clarity is the rule and that differnt fonts of the same size and material should belegal. Clearly if the font is not legible or offensive they should be not legal.

The police are keen to use show plates as a reason to stop cars even though the car has been verified as legal on their car data check.

However officers get a little hot under the collar when they see a personlised plate as they did with me and the 70 year old with the Range Rover who they attacked wih their battons and jumped on his bonnet. I suppose if I or this 70 year old were criminals the police would not come near us.

REmove useless paper work when buying a new numbr plate

As an ordinary member of the public if ou wish to buy a new car number plate you have to provide documentation as to the vechicle and your identity.    The motor trade can get them with no documentation and criminals can make their own.     So why bother the innocent person and add to the costs of small business.

Why is this idea important?

As an ordinary member of the public if ou wish to buy a new car number plate you have to provide documentation as to the vechicle and your identity.    The motor trade can get them with no documentation and criminals can make their own.     So why bother the innocent person and add to the costs of small business.

Number plates (with particular relevance to motorcycles)

It is currently illegal to build or import a motorbike with a front-mounted numberplate. This legislation was introduced for pedestrian safety, but there is increasingly an appreciation that it is impossible to eliminate risk, and undesirable to try. I propose that this law be repealed. I also propose that it be legal to manufacture and trade, not only to possess, old-style number plates, for pre-1973 vehicles.

Why is this idea important?

It is currently illegal to build or import a motorbike with a front-mounted numberplate. This legislation was introduced for pedestrian safety, but there is increasingly an appreciation that it is impossible to eliminate risk, and undesirable to try. I propose that this law be repealed. I also propose that it be legal to manufacture and trade, not only to possess, old-style number plates, for pre-1973 vehicles.

Car number plates

I just wish we could have white plates on the rear of our cars as well as the front. Yellow clashes with so many nice colours.

I hate yellow with a passion and can't see any reason why we have to put up with yellow plates. The Germans and French don't, why should we?

Allowing us to have white plates front & rear on our cars wouldn't cost us anything unless we wanted to change.  It could be a freedom of choice thing.

I believe this falls into the category of civil liberties as I am not allowed to do this now yet it wouldn't cause any problems if I did.

I do hope you will allow this simple change.

Why is this idea important?

I just wish we could have white plates on the rear of our cars as well as the front. Yellow clashes with so many nice colours.

I hate yellow with a passion and can't see any reason why we have to put up with yellow plates. The Germans and French don't, why should we?

Allowing us to have white plates front & rear on our cars wouldn't cost us anything unless we wanted to change.  It could be a freedom of choice thing.

I believe this falls into the category of civil liberties as I am not allowed to do this now yet it wouldn't cause any problems if I did.

I do hope you will allow this simple change.

REMOVAL OF FINES FOR DISPLAYING PERSONAL REGISTRATION PLATES

When purchasing your number plate you should be able to show the DVLA how you intend to display your plate, therefore if you are caught committing a driving offence your details will be still be recorded.

Why is this idea important?

When purchasing your number plate you should be able to show the DVLA how you intend to display your plate, therefore if you are caught committing a driving offence your details will be still be recorded.

Tidy up ruling regarding cherished/private nehicle number plates.

At present you can put an older plate on a younger car but not a newer plate on an older car.  However now that all data is logged on the system so efficiently this is no longer necessary. 

If you enter a vehicle's current registration plate into any auto website the original details of the vehicle's age, make,colour, date of first registration and even milleage in some cases is shown, regardless of the current registration plate it is carrying.  This happens if you do this as an individual, a garage, insurance company and so on. When you ring the garage to book a service or MOT or order a part, they now ask for the registration number, as it appears on the car, and  their screens will display the full and original details.

Obvioously folk want to take their personal registration plate with them to their next vehicle. They pay £80 for that privalage and the DVL/DOT then issue another plate for the original vehicle – in most cases it gets its own plate back. This is then logged into the system.

This law is not necessary these days. All the details of all vehicles are logged and any other modifications are (or should be) logged as well. There are after all lots of ways to make a vehicle appear younger than it is – a bit like the broom that you bought 20 years ago. It's only had 6 new heads and 7 new handles, but my, what a splendid broom it is!

Please sort this law out so that we can use our personal plates on any vehicle regardless of it's age. After all we not only pay for the special plate in the first place but we also pay to have it transferred and the details logged on the system so that they are there for all to see. That is of course absolutely correct. However, if not alowed to transfer it to an older car we then have to pay even more to keep it 'on file' (hanging up in the shed) and can never use it again unless we can afford to buy a car which is younger that the plate would suggest. 

I feel sure that both money and time would also be saved in the departments who have to deal with this.

 

 

   

Why is this idea important?

At present you can put an older plate on a younger car but not a newer plate on an older car.  However now that all data is logged on the system so efficiently this is no longer necessary. 

If you enter a vehicle's current registration plate into any auto website the original details of the vehicle's age, make,colour, date of first registration and even milleage in some cases is shown, regardless of the current registration plate it is carrying.  This happens if you do this as an individual, a garage, insurance company and so on. When you ring the garage to book a service or MOT or order a part, they now ask for the registration number, as it appears on the car, and  their screens will display the full and original details.

Obvioously folk want to take their personal registration plate with them to their next vehicle. They pay £80 for that privalage and the DVL/DOT then issue another plate for the original vehicle – in most cases it gets its own plate back. This is then logged into the system.

This law is not necessary these days. All the details of all vehicles are logged and any other modifications are (or should be) logged as well. There are after all lots of ways to make a vehicle appear younger than it is – a bit like the broom that you bought 20 years ago. It's only had 6 new heads and 7 new handles, but my, what a splendid broom it is!

Please sort this law out so that we can use our personal plates on any vehicle regardless of it's age. After all we not only pay for the special plate in the first place but we also pay to have it transferred and the details logged on the system so that they are there for all to see. That is of course absolutely correct. However, if not alowed to transfer it to an older car we then have to pay even more to keep it 'on file' (hanging up in the shed) and can never use it again unless we can afford to buy a car which is younger that the plate would suggest. 

I feel sure that both money and time would also be saved in the departments who have to deal with this.