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Old 24th May 2009, 11:37   #1
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I think I read somewhere in team bhp itself that the number plate should be according to the rules specified (colors, fonts etc) and should not have anything other than the number on it. In particular, some names, such as owner's name or dealer's name etc are not allowed. Somebody who wrote on this forum was possibly caught by a cop and was fined.

However, after searching on google and on this forum, I could not locate that post, so creating a new thread. Can anybody point me to the rule, if any, or say that there is no such rule?

PS: It is likely that this is not the correct sub-forum to post this topic and this thread should probably be merged to older ones if the same question was asked (sorry, I could not find it). I would be happy to have this merged or moved by the admins.
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Well all my cars have the dealers name on it.

Most of the cars I think when coming out of the dealer have the dealers name on it.

I do not recall anyone being stopped or challaned for having the dealers name. Its not illegal I know. The Number should be clear though. See what my car had when I brought it. Thats a temp number. It has the permanent no now but the dealer name still remains.

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As per rules its violation.As responsible people dealers should not indulge in this practice.Number boards have there specs and it should be adhered to.In case of violation any authorities checking could fine you and maybe the fine would be same as the cost of the number board.But here we find all kinds of boards and people seldom go by the rules.

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I am the one who is in not favour of any kind of dealer name anywhere in my car. Why should I put their name on my car as I am the sole owner of car.

Once after servicing one service centre puts it stickers on headlights, rear windscreen, front windscreen. I asked them if you want to put these stickers on my car with your service centre's name you have to pay 2000 Rs per stickers for 6 months to me. It is termed as advertising and I cannot advertise your service centre for free. Looking after this three more owners asked them to remove stickers from their cars.

It is advertising and you owner has all right to get money for that. Its business as they do not render their service for free to me.
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As per rules its violation.As responsible people dealers should not indulge in this practice.Number boards have there specs and it should be adhered to.In case of violation any authorities checking could fine you and maybe the fine would be same as the cost of the number board.But here we find all kinds of boards and people seldom go by the rules.

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Absolutely agree that it is a violation. Its just that the traffic cops have many more things to worry about than this. In AP every tom, dick or harry, who thinks is someone will add red sticker to the numberplate stating "District Cong Committee Member " to "Member Medical Council. What takes the cake is again these someones or someone's someone will have black number plate and the cops also turn a blind eye. All these someone or someone's someone should be in full public view.

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I am the one who is in not favour of any kind of dealer name anywhere in my car. Why should I put their name on my car as I am the sole owner of car.

Once after servicing one service centre puts it stickers on headlights, rear windscreen, front windscreen. I asked them if you want to put these stickers on my car with your service centre's name you have to pay 2000 Rs per stickers for 6 months to me. It is termed as advertising and I cannot advertise your service centre for free. Looking after this three more owners asked them to remove stickers from their cars.

It is advertising and you owner has all right to get money for that. Its business as they do not render their service for free to me.
Yes it is a form of advertisement and more than that defaces the car in my opinion.
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Old 24th May 2009, 14:24   #6
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Here in U.K, by law, you have to have a selling dealers name/website written on front and rear number plates.
This is applicable to even second hand car dealers.
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As per RTO laws, you should not have anything other than your numbers written on your number plate. Dealer name, T-BHP sticker, your company's name - you name it, it is not allowed. A cop can fine you over it.
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The TEMP Stickers normally have the dealer's name, But the permanent plates shouldn't.

I diligently remove all stickers put by the dealer, service station etc. I pay for the services, and am under no obligation to carry their advertisement on my car.
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I think I read somewhere in team bhp itself that the number plate should be according to the rules specified (colors, fonts etc) and should not have anything other than the number on it. In particular, some names, such as owner's name or dealer's name etc are not allowed. Somebody who wrote on this forum was possibly caught by a cop and was fined.

However, after searching on google and on this forum, I could not locate that post, so creating a new thread. Can anybody point me to the rule, if any, or say that there is no such rule?

PS: It is likely that this is not the correct sub-forum to post this topic and this thread should probably be merged to older ones if the same question was asked (sorry, I could not find it). I would be happy to have this merged or moved by the admins.
Nope will never prefer free advertising for someone like that. Its my car and its my life.
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Nope will never prefer free advertising for someone like that. Its my car and its my life.
100% correct.
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the one noticeable thing is that they write the dealer's name on a blue strip ....does that makes sense ...every dealer does that
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Every dealer may do that, but let them then pay me for the free advertising based on how much miles I do a month.

Plus that pic with the dealer's blue sticker is huge and ugly. When I give car for service, my last point which I tell them to note is. 'no stickers'.

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As per RTO laws, you should not have anything other than your numbers written on your number plate. Dealer name, T-BHP sticker, your company's name - you name it, it is not allowed. A cop can fine you over it.
Maybe so, however if they start this drive in say bangalore, they will get lots of revenue + bribes cause its not a rule followed or enforced.

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The TEMP Stickers normally have the dealer's name, But the permanent plates shouldn't.

I diligently remove all stickers put by the dealer, service station etc. I pay for the services, and am under no obligation to carry their advertisement on my car.
+1 well said.
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the one noticeable thing is that they write the dealer's name on a blue strip ....does that makes sense ...every dealer does that


AS said earlier on the thread. It is TOTALLY illegal under the motor vehicle act. One can be challaned for the same.

Unfortunately here in our country, minor violations go unnoticed. Even plates with fancy & unreadable fonts are a no no.




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This is a common practice with used car dealers.

my OHC AT came with 3-4 different stickers, on number plate & other areas on back.
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If any dealer put's a sticker on your car, put another sticker before it saying "Worst Dealer" or "Chor Dealer". Next time you take your car for servicing, the manager himself will come and remove all stickers. Coming back to the number plates, I think you can tell the dealer you want the plates without his name. He cannot refuse.
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