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Old 25-05-2012, 02:55 PM
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Default What's the law on having a 2nd rear numberplate without a number on it?

I've had a showplate made up to put on the bike on club runs with the club nickname on it. I was thinking about attaching it to the back of one of the panniers or on a bracket below the rear mudguard. I was just wondering whether there's a law regarding displaying a second plate. The original and legal-sized plate will remain where it's been since registration, so it's not like I'm trying to duck laws regarding spacing, font size, etc. I've had a look on the DVLA website and there's nothing specifically about this, only size, yada yada.
Anyone know anything about this?
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Old 25-05-2012, 02:59 PM
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Interesting question.
If it is attached to a pannier then it could be said to be decoration and temp.
But is it worth the hassle
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Old 25-05-2012, 03:06 PM
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Instead of a UK yellow plate, how about a yank style one or similar.
It would avoid any potential hassle of a keen plod.
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I popped into the local nick on my way back from town, showed them the show plate and asked the question. After studying it, the duty sargeant said as long as the original plate was clearly visible and not obscured then there would be no problem. Gave me his name too in case I do get a tug.
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