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Old 11-05-02, 08:05 AM   #1
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Bike rack

Whan the bike rack is on the car the licence plate is not seen.
There is a low against it?
What about driving with the bike rack at night?
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Old 11-05-02, 08:55 AM   #2
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Whan the bike rack is on the car the licence plate is not seen.
There is a low against it?
What about driving with the bike rack at night?
When I got my rear mounting bike rack, it came with a licence plate holder. UK law requires the licence to be visible, I think. I've never used mine though, but then I've never been stopped either.
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Old 11-05-02, 05:31 PM   #3
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It is illeagal to cover up the plate but unless an officer wants to be an a**hole they usually do not do any thing.

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Old 11-06-02, 02:35 AM   #4
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It is illeagal to cover up the plate but unless an officer wants to be an a**hole they usually do not do any thing.

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DBD, your'e right about that. Some months ago in London, a woman was caught in a real snarl-up traffic jam. It was a hot afternoon, so while she was stuck and going nowhere, she thought she'd have a drink of water form a bottle she had with her. She was arrested by traffic police, for the very act of taking her hands off the wheel to drink, meant she 'was not in control of the vehicle' and under the Heinous Crimes Against Humanity Act 1034 section 23 subsection 14 paragraph 12 line 4, they actually issued a ticket. The local papers had a field day on that one, and everything was soon forgotten. But more sinister, is the question why the cops went to such a daft and inane extreme? It's not like all the criminals had gone overseas for their summer vacation!
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Old 11-06-02, 08:59 AM   #5
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It depends of where you are:

In the UK you seem to be able to get away with an obstructed number plate - guess the cops have better things to do, and figure a car with a load of bikes on the back is unlikely to be driven by a serial law breaker.

It will be interesting to see if this changes once the congestion charging comes in next February in London

(Otherwise there could be a lot of bikes being taken on the back of cars in London every day, as the cameras will not be able to read the plates and therefore they don't have to pay $5 (US$8) toll to drive into the city.)

Elsewhere, such as France or Italy you will stopped immedetely by the Police (and even other motorists trying to do you a favour) should you drive with an obstructed number plate, as many a British tourist has found to their cost.
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