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Former Member14/02/2020 21:03:19
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Tim Hammond14/02/2020 21:31:13
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Some years ago I ran a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and one day I received a letter from the company which oversaw parking at Clackett Lane service area on M25 informing me that I'd overstayed my welcome in their car park and please to pay the penalty incurred within so many days. There was a photo. in the letter showing a scruffy Ford car with the same registration mark as my bike. I wrote back asking when the H-D Motor Company had started fixing Ford badges to the (non-existent) bonnets of their motorcycles, and I heard no more from them. I reported it to the police, but they showed no interest in the matter. I was prepared to change the registration mark if anymore similar issues arose, but they never did, and eventually I sold the machine. ( didn't want to, but tendonitis and arthritis insisted that I did.)

Vic14/02/2020 23:10:36
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I’m sure I’m missing something. Surely the “cloned” number plate ends up on a different make/model/colour vehicle than that registered with DVLA so isn’t it easy to check the details before sending out fines?

Edit: sorry, someone else has already mentioned this! Any sensible answers? laugh

Edited By Vic on 14/02/2020 23:13:20

Danny M2Z15/02/2020 05:05:58
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Use dashcam footage to identify similar vehicles to your one.

Fire up the 3D printer to clone the number-plate (with sockets for the ceramic magnets)

Drive down the tollway with impunity as somebody else is going to cop the bill.

It's actually much quicker and cheaper to vacuum form the new plates from ABS

Not teaching people how to break the law, my 6x4 trailer (Vic, Australia) only requires the towing vehicle registration to be displayed so rather than paint it on I realised how easy it is to make a numberplate.

* Danny M *

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