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Bus driving since 1973. My advice, if you have a PSV licence, destroy it when you get to 65 or you'll be forever in demand.

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Re: ULEZ charge for car on transporter
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2024, 10:02:32 am »
If it was on the back of a transporter, I imagine its emissions would have been 'ultra low' at the time!

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Re: ULEZ charge for car on transporter
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2024, 10:50:15 am »
Here in Somerset the Police tend to send an advisory about no insurance in the first instance to encourage people.

I have one my son showed me. It looked as though it was taken from some form of onboard camera in a police car.

It was his project car being trailered back to his drive.

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Re: ULEZ charge for car on transporter
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2024, 12:56:46 pm »
Which is all why you often see the number plate of cars being towed/transported covered up.
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Re: ULEZ charge for car on transporter
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2024, 04:34:29 pm »
Of course. I imagine one gets a similar problem with trade plates where you must not cover the existing plate (*).

It is a minor frustration that the overarching oversight of potential camera generated offences is so limited.

(*) I don't know if it would be an offence but "must"is the word used in the guidance

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Re: ULEZ charge for car on transporter
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2024, 12:24:50 pm »
What if there's no VRN fitted? A while ago "someone I know" had to deliver a bus from Tilbury to Dover for export (on trade plates), I wonder what the vendor in a shady yard round the Tilbury Marshes thought of the Datrtford Toll fees?
Bus driving since 1973. My advice, if you have a PSV licence, destroy it when you get to 65 or you'll be forever in demand.
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Re: ULEZ charge for car on transporter
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2024, 12:47:58 pm »
What if there's no VRN fitted? A while ago "someone I know" had to deliver a bus from Tilbury to Dover for export (on trade plates), I wonder what the vendor in a shady yard round the Tilbury Marshes thought of the Datrtford Toll fees?
The law (VERA 1994 s.42) requires the number plate to be fixed, and not obscured (s.43) at all times.

There are no exceptions for trade plates, transporters or indeed stored off-road or in a garage.
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Re: ULEZ charge for car on transporter
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2024, 01:28:38 pm »
I am naturally sure that is the case. I do recall delivering once a few years ago when it was explained the trade plates had to be inside the vehicle. They also had to visible.

Slightly tricky on a van with a solid pair of rear doors.

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Re: ULEZ charge for car on transporter
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2024, 02:54:53 pm »
. . . . . . trade plates had to be inside the vehicle. . . .

That has NEVER been the case.

Current advice from .GOV.UK . . . . . . . . .

How to display your trade plates

When you display trade plates, you must:

    put them on both the front and back of the vehicle, or just the back for motorcycles
    make them visible and easily readable from a distance of 20 metres
    put them on the outside of the vehicle
    not cover the existing number plates, unless itís a motorcycle
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Re: ULEZ charge for car on transporter
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2024, 09:46:23 pm »
Sorry, I was attempting to describe what I was instructed to do, not what I was required to do.

Offences commited whilst trade plates are in use can be a cause of bother for registered keepers due to the lack of oversight.

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Re: ULEZ charge for car on transporter
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2024, 12:35:24 am »
What if there's no VRN fitted? A while ago "someone I know" had to deliver a bus from Tilbury to Dover for export (on trade plates), I wonder what the vendor in a shady yard round the Tilbury Marshes thought of the Datrtford Toll fees?
The law (VERA 1994 s.42) requires the number plate to be fixed, and not obscured (s.43) at all times.

There are no exceptions for trade plates, transporters or indeed stored off-road or in a garage.
So nobody can lawfully have any repairs done to a car which require a number plate to be removed.
 
Nobody can ever have a respray done both properly and lawfully.

Nobody can store a car on private land with a cover over it.


This really doesn't seem right...

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Re: ULEZ charge for car on transporter
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2024, 05:13:43 am »
It came up fairly recently on Pepipoo.

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Re: ULEZ charge for car on transporter
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2024, 07:21:13 am »
What if there's no VRN fitted? A while ago "someone I know" had to deliver a bus from Tilbury to Dover for export (on trade plates), I wonder what the vendor in a shady yard round the Tilbury Marshes thought of the Datrtford Toll fees?
The law (VERA 1994 s.42) requires the number plate to be fixed, and not obscured (s.43) at all times.

There are no exceptions for trade plates, transporters or indeed stored off-road or in a garage.
So nobody can lawfully have any repairs done to a car which require a number plate to be removed.
 
Nobody can ever have a respray done both properly and lawfully.

Nobody can store a car on private land with a cover over it.


This really doesn't seem right...
I don't make the laws!

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Re: ULEZ charge for car on transporter
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2024, 09:17:39 am »
This really doesn't seem right...
There are many errors in the laws.

But what was stated is correct even though I can't see anyone ever being prosecuted for such an 'artificial' offence.
There are motorists who have been scammed and those who are yet to be scammed!