Personal Plates

replied on 08/08/2019 13:45

Posted on 08/08/2019 13:45

Word of warning.

When part exchanging your car or Motorhome with one, retain it yourself! 

Michelle and myself have matching cars, Mine an A4 Avant Black edition.

Michelle's an A3 red top cabriolet 

Both in white both with very similar personal plates,

Example

A123 ABC and A123 DEC 

Mine the dealer lost when I purchased my car in June. 

World of DVLA pain trying to get it back!

Today's effort failed.

Very disappointed to say the least.

AnotherDavid replied on 08/08/2019 16:00

Posted on 08/08/2019 15:49 by Rufs

can anybody explain to me why you need personal plates, never had them, never seen the need to have them and from my perspective they only draw added attention to your vehicle. judging  by all the above who would want all the hassle just to prove what ???

Posted on 08/08/2019 16:00

I didn't need them but they were a birthday gift to the "man who has everything"wink

It actually comes in useful at times, change your car  after a ferry has been booked nothing to do,check in at a site where you have been before  nothing to do then or anywhere else where the number is needed

Mine seems to be unreadable by some NPR systems and has rarely been read by site barriers but the upside of that has been that although registered  correctly on the Portuguese toll road system I have never had a bill yetsmile 

huskydog replied on 08/08/2019 16:08

Posted on 08/08/2019 15:49 by Rufs

can anybody explain to me why you need personal plates, never had them, never seen the need to have them and from my perspective they only draw added attention to your vehicle. judging  by all the above who would want all the hassle just to prove what ???

Posted on 08/08/2019 16:08

I have personal plates on both my cars and my motorhome and I don't need to explain it to anyone cool

viatorem replied on 08/08/2019 16:21

Posted on 08/08/2019 16:21

Personal plate, personal preference. But they should comply with the law, there are many out there that don't and can't be read by anpr.

AnotherDavid replied on 08/08/2019 16:38

Posted on 08/08/2019 16:21 by viatorem

Personal plate, personal preference. But they should comply with the law, there are many out there that don't and can't be read by anpr.

Posted on 08/08/2019 16:38

Mine have not been doctored in any way and fully comply with spacing etc however we found ANPR operated barrier at a site we used would only work if one of the digits was removed from their system  eg *111  wouldnt read but  *11 would and its this that led me to believe our free use of toll roads was down to  the number.wink

Rufs replied on 08/08/2019 16:42

Posted on 08/08/2019 16:08 by huskydog

I have personal plates on both my cars and my motorhome and I don't need to explain it to anyone cool

Posted on 08/08/2019 16:42

ummm!! very defensive, but the upshot of all that was, it is added expense, added hassel, something i dont need, adds no value, so i wont be getting personalised number plates, thank youlaughing

viatorem replied on 08/08/2019 16:43

Posted on 08/08/2019 16:38 by AnotherDavid

Mine have not been doctored in any way and fully comply with spacing etc however we found ANPR operated barrier at a site we used would only work if one of the digits was removed from their system  eg *111  wouldnt read but  *11 would and its this that led me to believe our free use of toll roads was down to  the number.wink

Posted on 08/08/2019 16:43

Having worked with vision systems and character recognition I can believe anpr has its issues.

huskydog replied on 08/08/2019 16:48

Posted on 08/08/2019 16:42 by Rufs

ummm!! very defensive, but the upshot of all that was, it is added expense, added hassel, something i dont need, adds no value, so i wont be getting personalised number plates, thank youlaughing

Posted on 08/08/2019 16:48

That's fine ,its your choice and i'm not going to question that ,I don't question how anyone lives their life cool