The Mechanic wrote:Deckie wrote:thelawnet wrote:With number plates it's easy to get a number or letter out of place. If this happens, I check possibilities online using a car insurance website - it will tell you the car type, which should match what you remember, if it doesn't you've probably got the plate wrong. Better to do that than give the wrong plate to the police or whatever.
Or the car is on a false plate...
In my parents' village they are part of a scheme with the Police where locals have use of a speed camera from time to time (shared between a number of villages). Two of them operate, one to check speed and one to note number plates. The police have found that roughly 30% of the vehicles reported for speeding do not have valid number plates. Initially they thought it was the users not noting the numbers correctly, so they joined them for a couple of weeks only to find exactly the same results.
Now that is scary.
What that 30% of people who break the law are also breaking the law?
Maybe plates should be RFID devices as well - embedded into vehicle chassis (maybe at MOT time)