reohn2 wrote:Suppose I'm banned but wish to keep driving with impunity and own a fairly common car,if I can find a car similar to mine that's legally on the road in another town say 100 miles away.I simply have a pair of reg plates made up like that car and drive around with those plates fitted to my car.ANPR shows it up as legal
I gather that, these days, you can't just have a pair of plates made up without providing ID to be checked against the DVLA ownership of the vehicle.
That leaves you with DIY plates.
Besides which, with the number of ANPR cameras around, and computer records, how long do you think it would be before a car being registered regularly in its home towm, and also in another town 100 miles away, but not on the routes between, rang alarm bells?
Re reg plates,I reckon you can get anything for a few quid over the odds.
I've posted this before:-
There's a chap who lives not far from me who's been driving about on false plates that don't even match the type of car he was driving,despite a couple of people and myself reporting him on numerous occasions it was three years before he was caught.
In that time he'd been driving three cars with different plates,one of which was a beat up Ford Ka with diplomatic plates for the Peoples Rebulic of Congo believe it or not,I was told that by officer who I spoke to one the phone when I reported it the first time
The others were a Smart car which had two different reg plates front and back,and an old Jaguar which had plates on it off a black 3 series BMW!
He was caught when the community Bobby was in the street on another matter and the perp drove up the street in the Jag,he was done for no VED,Insurance,MOT and his driving licence had the wrong address in it.
You can check reg plates against a car's MOT,VED and Insurance on the DVLA website.
If police forces up and down the country are as coordinated and effective as they are in Greater Manchester criminals have no fear of ever being caught