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Old 6th June 2007, 16:25   #1
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Hi all,

I have seen that on majority of pictures, the number plates of member's cars are being mosaic'ed. Was wondering if there is any specific reason for that. I understand that if I post an image of someone else's vehicle without his/her permission then it is needed. But I am not able to figure out why owners would want to hide their number plates of their cars which circle the cities out in the open everyday.

I searched the forum for related topics, but couldnt find this information.

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Old 6th June 2007, 16:33   #2
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A few of us have modded cars. I know our cops are lazy, but someone could easily note down the registration numbers and hunt for these cars specially now with all the raids going on in bangalore with street racing. If not anything atleast just to make a quick buck.
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again somebody can fake a similar model car with same color with the reg plate, so for safety reason one shouldnt post numbers in public forums.

you never know who is watching
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again somebody can fake a similar model car with same color with the reg plate,
These two instances can happen even when one is driving on the streets isnt it? What prevents someone from noting down the number from the pavements and fake it??

Anyway, unless someone doesn't want to be associated with the car (typically extremely high end cars), I dont see any reason for hiding it.
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you are correct but why shout out and ask for trouble
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These two instances can happen even when one is driving on the streets isnt it? What prevents someone from noting down the number from the pavements and fake it??
Agreed, but when your car is a sleeper its difficult for the cops to find out. At most you will get fined for a loud exhaust. Plus nobody is going to open your engine to see if you have the company pistons, conrods, cam etc. But when you write it on a public forum and if it leads to investigation they could hold this against you. Plus you are easily falling pray as they know exactly what you are running under your hood. Though this has never happened, I dont see a reason why it shouldn't. Tbhp as a community is growing very popular and many members have all TCed cars, engine swaps etc which are all illegal. Sooner or later when street racing takes a toll on the cops they are bound to take actions. That is when all this will hurt. So its better to take precautions.

Also like jaggu said, your number plates can be run on cars with similar make, colour etc. Why take the risk.
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Old 6th June 2007, 20:25   #7
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But anyways, how does the legibility of the regn. no of a vehicle matter in a pic? Its the vehicle as the 'object' which matters, not the owner or its licence plate. It may cause more harm than good, as rightly mentioned by mclaren1885. You really dont know who might be taking note of it.

Yeah, but if the owner has no objections, then it should be fine.
Anyways, its always prudent to maintain someones privacy

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Hmmm... If it makes the owner feel safer, let him do it...

Doesnt make a difference on the forum, does it???
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Doesnt make a difference on the forum, does it???
Doesnt really. But when i saw a car near MG Road which looked a LOT like mclaren's car, and almost waved at him, knowing the number would have helped. He later clarified it wasnt his car.
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Question Should I erase the number plate before I post a picture of a vehicle?

What is the reason for some members erasing the registration number of their vehicle before putting its picture in the forums?

Is there any specific reason(s) or just a matter of choice?


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privacy.

e.g. what if I was visiting a red light area and somebody notices my number plate and knows exactly who i am. and how to contact other "well wishers" of mine who can forbid me from doing that.
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Is there any specific reason(s) or just a matter of choice?
Ashwanth,

It is a requirement when posting in the Supercars & Imports section.
Please see the specific rules for that section : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-...g-section.html (Rules to be strictly followed while posting in this section)

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This thread got me thinking. Am gonna blank out my car's plates!!
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This thread got me thinking. Am gonna blank out my car's plates!!
he he he,

where do you go shuvd?
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shuvd : Am gonna blank out my car's plates!!
Shuv, what - planning to drive around with blank plates ? It's an offense, you know ..
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