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Tim Leech
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My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
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2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:15 am

Nope not the same guy Doc as 6 of the technicians are testers,im not so I will go with what he says.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by DavidRutherford » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:05 pm

docchevron1472 wrote:
Roverman wrote: They arent illegal Doc, due to the age of the car the no plate legislation isnt so strict, the MOT tester says they are within tolerances and got his "book out" to make sure, as they are correctly size and correctly spaced hes happy to pass them and Ive driven by a few police cars on my travels and they havent had any problems.
hhmm, would this be the same tester that emssions tests other vehicles to get a pass for a different car?

Not sure exactley where he was looking in the MOT testers handbook, but mine is quite clear about type faces, and type face on your plates aint within what is classed as approved for road use as far as I can see..
There's also the issue of displaying an incorrect European Union member identification. Number plates on a UK registered vehicle should display a GB identifier or an EU identifier with an optional GB identification elsewhere. Nothing else. (or nothing at all of course)

And bear in mind that just because a car passes the MOT, it doesn't make it legal.
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