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Number Plates & MOT

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Nathan, 9 May 2006.

  1. Nathan


    Joined: 4 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,646

    Location: West Midlands

    Putting the XRDT through an MOT next wednesday. However, thanks to a pheasant my front number plate is cracked right down by the starting letter. Its not hanging off or missing, just cracked. Will it be a failure? If so, where can I get a cheap plate from?

  2. happytechie


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,601

    Location: Surrey

    it should be OK as long as it's readable and secure, my front plate has been broken dow the middle for about 3 years now afetr I drove into my bike int he garage :(

  3. Scottland


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,363

    Location: North Wales

    I think a cracked numberplate is just an advisory, unless you can't make out the letters?
  4. ajm

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Apr 2004

    Posts: 1,879

    /\/\ Yes a cracked number plate doesn't make the car unroadworthy.
  5. Downsy


    Joined: 5 Mar 2004

    Posts: 489

    Location: Aylesbury

    I had the misfortune the other day of hitting a hubcap which had fallen off a car travelling in the other direction, annoying as all we could do was sit there and watch it roll towards the car (wrong place wrong time). When we checked it, it had pretty much cracked the plate lengthwise and is holding on by the vinyl backing. It's there and readable but I couldn't beleive how much info you need to get new plates made from halfords (V5, Passport, Utility bill) !!