05-05-2004, 05:38 PM
Hiya, as I have a MOT in the summer and I will be trying not to upset the MOT tester as I arrive I shall get some correctly spaced number plates made up
Would it be ok to use the Saabscene Elk as the logo at the far left of the plate and the web address along the bottom of the plate?
(Or do Elk pictures fail MOT's too)
05-05-2004, 05:48 PM
I'll have to double check the regs on logos, MOT number plates regs were updated a while ago, and I can never remember the finer details... although mine seem to pass ok..
05-05-2004, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by Leon [9-5 stg2]:
I'll have to double check the regs on logos, [/b]Thanks http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif
AFAIK, EU flag (EU), Welsh flag (CYM) and Scottish flag (SCO) are all permitted.
England (ENG) is not since it was not registered with by DVLA with relevant EU body. Not sure if this is same for GB?
You are not permitted any marque or logo other than those specified.
I'm doing this from memory - so this could be confirmed or corrected once Leon has checked the regs.
05-05-2004, 06:31 PM
From the DVLA website:
THE EURO PLATE
Since 1st September 2001 there has been an optional provision for the display of a Euro-plate for vehicles registered in the UK. The Euro-plate is a number plate that incorporates the symbol of the European Union (a circle of 12 stars on a blue background) with the national identification letters of the member states below. This symbol is located on the far left-hand side of the number plate.
Vehicles displaying this symbol no longer have to use the traditional oval shaped national identifier (GB) sticker when travelling within the European Union. All vehicles registered in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have, by international convention, the distinguishing sign GB.
The Government announced on 28 December 2001 the intention to permit the display of national flags and national identifiers on vehicle number plates. The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001 are in the process of being amended. They will provide for the voluntary display of the Union flag, Scottish Saltire, Cross of St George and Red Dragon. Football team crests etc are not allowed.
Also from the same site on British Standards requirements:
THE BRITISH STANDARD
The British Standard sets out the physical characteristics on the number plate. This includes:
The British Standard also requires that a number plate must be marked with the following information: -
The British Standard Number (currently BS AU 145d)
The name, trade mark, or other means of identification of the manufacturer or component supplier. (The company who actually make the number plate.)
The name and postcode of the supplying outlet. (The 'supplying outlet' is taken to mean a company whose business consists wholly or partly of selling number plates.)
A non-reflective border and the Euro-symbol with the national identification letters are optional additions.
There shall be no other markings or material contained on the number plate.
Further information about the British Standards requirements can be obtained at www.bsi-global.com (http://www.bsi-global.com).
05-05-2004, 06:42 PM
MOT regs and BSI/C&U regs are very rarely the same http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif
Although MOT number plate regs are almost identical for spacing font background etc... just not 100% sure about logos for MOT...
Although the chap with blues lights on behind you, will always go by the rules SGould has posted above..
05-06-2004, 03:14 AM
I think I'll move this to the General Saab help and advice section... I'll keep it here tho for a day or so and then delete