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    • oscart1111
    • By oscart1111 30th Mar 18, 5:43 PM
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    oscart1111
    Private plate number spacing
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    • 30th Mar 18, 5:43 PM
    Private plate number spacing 30th Mar 18 at 5:43 PM
    Hi everyone,

    Recently got a new plate, it was purchased as: T** NGX. I want to get it put onto my vehicle sometime soon but I was wondering if I could space it as T**NG X with just a space after the G instead.

    Have seen many other vehicles with similarly spaced plates but I would just like to make sure before I go ahead.

    Warm regards,

    Oscar
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    • reeac
    • By reeac 8th Apr 18, 7:30 AM
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    [QUOTE=AndyMc.....;74129479]Absolutely, let the police enforce excise offences and leave the murders, rapists and burglers free to continue to commit their offences.[/QUOTE
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    I think that the point made in post no. 56 regarding ANPR answers that one.
    • Altarf
    • By Altarf 8th Apr 18, 9:07 PM
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    Altarf
    Recently got a new plate, it was purchased as: T** NGX. I want to get it put onto my vehicle sometime soon but I was wondering if I could space it as T**NG X with just a space after the G instead.
    Originally posted by oscart1111
    It isn't legal and it will make you look like a twatt, but lots seem to.
    • IvanS
    • By IvanS 15th Apr 18, 9:27 AM
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    Apologies if someone else may have posted the following info., but I do not have time to read the many replies.

    If a registration is not spaced correctly then any challenge by the police is passed on to D.V.L.A.

    D.V.L.A. on its records then marks a 'strike' against that registration. After three strikes D.V.L.A. normally confiscate the registration without payment of compensation. I doubt that this routine procedure is publicised but it is nevertheless fact.

    Somewhat ironically D.V.L.A. sell registrations arguably knowing that their worth relies on mis-spacing, and then later they confiscate.

    If one buys a registration which ideally needs mis-spacing then unless one buys this either from D.V.L.A. or on a 'Certificate of Entitlement' then obviously that registration will at some time have been used on a vehicle. In which case before buying it is prudent to ask D.V.L.A. if any strikes exist. Whether or not they will tell you I don't know.

    I sell registrations and so I'm careful to legally space any I place on my own vehicles so they if such are sold I can guarantee them as being strike free.

    At the moment my registration M155 TAR would best be spaced M155TAR but it would be too risky to do so.
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 15th Apr 18, 9:41 AM
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    Car 54
    At the moment my registration M155 TAR would best be spaced M155TAR but it would be too risky to do so.
    Originally posted by IvanS
    See also post #16.
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