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Offline Mitch9894

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No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« on: December 30, 2019, 12:55:40 pm »
Hi All,

Looking for some insight into what the current ramifications are in regards to running no front plate or illegitimate plates (Sticky plates, German font plates etc.)

Just had my bumper painted and smoothed so currently running number plate zip tied to lower grille (Less than ideal). So weighing up between being naughty or just getting a proper Kiwi plates Euro plate and sculpting it to the front of the bumper and securing with 3M tape.

All the threads I have found on this topic are from well over 10 years ago, so just looking for an update.

If you haven't had your front bumper smoothed before I don't expect you to understand the desire to run no front plate!  ;D

Cheers Mitch.
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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2019, 03:05:13 pm »
What about running a legit plate on one of the two hook mount solutions? ECS do them, but there's probably cheaper variations on Ebay/Amazon.

Otherwise AFAIK it's still a $200 fine and 20 demerit points if caught not running a government approved license plate.
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Offline schattenblau

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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2019, 05:24:20 pm »
as above penalties haven't changed.

there was a brief period of enforcement but cops now don't bother ?

Offline Mitch9894

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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2019, 08:26:52 pm »
What about running a legit plate on one of the two hook mount solutions? ECS do them, but there's probably cheaper variations on Ebay/Amazon.

Otherwise AFAIK it's still a $200 fine and 20 demerit points if caught not running a government approved license plate.

That's a negative, they look yucky haha. Thanks for the thought though.

A shame they do demerits. I guess every bloke in his Porsche GT3 or E-Type Jag would run them if they didn't.

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Offline Mitch9894

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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 08:27:41 pm »
as above penalties haven't changed.

there was a brief period of enforcement but cops now don't bother ?

Thanks,

Is it the same for no front plate?
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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2019, 10:24:32 pm »
yes, from NZTA

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Display of number plates

All plates must be fixed securely to the vehicle in an upright position. They must be displayed so that all the characters (numbers and letters) are clearly visible at all times.

A motorcycle, moped, tractor, trailer or trade plate must be fixed on the rear of the vehicle.

All other vehicles require two plates, one at the front and one at the rear.

Offline Mitch9894

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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2019, 10:57:46 pm »
yes, from NZTA


Just confirming its $200 and 20 demerits for no front plate as well?
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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2019, 10:20:41 am »
Iím not an authority on this but about 10 years ago I received a parking infringement notice for not displaying government plates (I had those Ďgermaní style plates on my cars then). In that case there were no demerit points. I believe the infringement is the same whether you display no plate or a non-government plate. Maybe the police are showing more discretion these days as far as reasonable replicas go? Iíve seen quite a few sports cars with non government front plates.

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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2019, 12:01:23 pm »
usually big. expensive sportscars   :P

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and technically, any modification of the plate, eg trimming, bending etc. is also on the naughty list.


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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2020, 08:27:09 am »
Had germanplates on my car for 4 years with no issue. Cops never took a second look.

Upside was a parking ticket when the warden entered O instead of a zero :laugh:
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Offline Mitch9894

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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2020, 02:49:54 pm »
Iím not an authority on this but about 10 years ago I received a parking infringement notice for not displaying government plates (I had those Ďgermaní style plates on my cars then). In that case there were no demerit points. I believe the infringement is the same whether you display no plate or a non-government plate. Maybe the police are showing more discretion these days as far as reasonable replicas go? Iíve seen quite a few sports cars with non government front plates.

Right, Thanks.
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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2020, 03:00:37 pm »
I too had germanplates on my car for several years and had no problems with the cops even when pulled over once for speeding and the occasional police check point. However, I did get a ticket while parked from a parking warden when I worked in Birkenhead for having the wrong plates so I  parked on a side street and received no further tickets. Eventually by luck ran out and I was stopped in one of those police check points and they took my plates off my car.

Offline Mitch9894

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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2020, 08:34:16 am »
I too had germanplates on my car for several years and had no problems with the cops even when pulled over once for speeding and the occasional police check point. However, I did get a ticket while parked from a parking warden when I worked in Birkenhead for having the wrong plates so I  parked on a side street and received no further tickets. Eventually by luck ran out and I was stopped in one of those police check points and they took my plates off my car.

Bummer. So did they expect you to drive home without plates at all? Bit silly isn't it?
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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2020, 08:35:16 am »
Had germanplates on my car for 4 years with no issue. Cops never took a second look.

Upside was a parking ticket when the warden entered O instead of a zero :laugh:

Haha. Good stuff.
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Re: No Front Plate/Illegitimate Number Plate Penalties 2019/2020
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2020, 12:26:00 am »
Iím not an authority on this but about 10 years ago I received a parking infringement notice for not displaying government plates (I had those Ďgermaní style plates on my cars then). In that case there were no demerit points. I believe the infringement is the same whether you display no plate or a non-government plate. Maybe the police are showing more discretion these days as far as reasonable replicas go? Iíve seen quite a few sports cars with non government front plates.

you can only get demerit points from a cop who has pulled you off the road. No parking warden can do that