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When I rang the DVLA they said that it its illegal to incorrectly space your number plate and that the maximum fine is £1000!
My plate will read XXXX XX when it should read XXX XXX.
Do police really bother about pulling people for this??
Anyone know? Anyone been pulled for it?
For some reason the police are red hot on this in Telford at the moment (its quiet here!!). I dont think dodgy spacing is too bad, but on some plates you see its actually difficult to make out what the real number is, which is a no-no. Most of those wierd fonts look tacky too.
"You should not proceed with this purchase if your intention is to mis-space or mis-represent the registration number. If you do so when the vehicle is on the public highway you will be committing an offence that is liable to a maximum fine of £1,000. The Department may also take away the rights to your registration number and you will not be entitled to any reimbursement of the monies or any other costs incurred in the purchase.
I see loads of them where I live and in the Edinburgh/Lothians/Fife areas and nobody seems to bother about the spacing, unless their cars havent been noticed by the appropriate people.
I actually think that numbers would be better spaced exactly as owners want them, and if anyone with illegally spaced number plates were involved in any incidents, hit and run accidents or shunts in car parks, these plates would be easily remembered by witnesses.
Almost impossible that you will get a fine, more like a producer.
Carrying a spare set of totally legal plates will get you out of trouble and make it not worth the police doing the paperwork if you ever do get pulled.
Anyway, I blame the DVLA, they are selling these numbers with the clear intention of them being illegally spaced - loads of them dont mean anything at all unless you space them wrongly, yet all the best ones that will look good when they are illegal are strangely enough, much more expensive than the rest. Then they try and weasel out of it with their disclaimer.