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Old 16th December 2016, 20:05   #691
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Is this a way to scare the public & traffic police ??
Not only that,
To park in No Parking Zone, not to use seat belt and do not know what else.
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Old 29th December 2016, 15:15   #692
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Default How was this name plate allowed in INDIA - Chennai ?

Hello Bhpians,

Spotted this car on Chennai, INDIA and wondered how was it allowed by the police. Your inputs ?

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Old 29th December 2016, 15:42   #693
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This is a diplomatic plate (does not follow Indian rules for number scheme).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicl...lomatic_plates
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This is a diplomatic plate (does not follow Indian rules for number scheme).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicl...lomatic_plates
Have the formatting rules changed recently? That doesn't look like any diplomatic/consular plate I've ever seen before.
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Default Re: How was this name plate allowed in INDIA - Chennai ?

This would be a more appropriate thread for the opening post:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...-plate-47.html (Take a look at this number plate!)

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Old 29th December 2016, 15:49   #696
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Have the formatting rules changed recently?
This is a German plate (new EU format that has "D" + Circle on blue vertical bar on left).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicl...European_Union

EDIT : This must a a carnet car (and not diplomatic).

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This is a German plate (new EU format that has "D" + Circle on blue vertical bar on left).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicl...European_Union
Thanks, but my question was more about following Indian diplomatic/consular plate standards.

That's a civilian German (Euro-standard) plate if I understood correctly, so are diplomats/consular staff allowed to import cars directly into India and retain their local country plates without changing over to Indian XX CD/CC XXXX format (blue with while lettering)?

Edit: Your EDIT sort of cleared that up

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Old 30th December 2016, 11:37   #698
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This is a German plate (new EU format that has "D" + Circle on blue vertical bar on left).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicl...European_Union

EDIT : This must a a carnet car (and not diplomatic).
Can you please explain what you mean by a Carnet car ?

And if it is not diplomatic how is the number plate allowed to be retain here in INDIA ?
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Can you please explain what you mean by a Carnet car ?

And if it is not diplomatic how is the number plate allowed to be retain here in INDIA ?
IIRC Carnet allows users to import their vehicles for a period up to 6 months for exhibitions / shows / etc. without having to pay the entire import duty.

However, it is unlikely that this is a carnet vehicle, as I am pretty confident that Germany is LHD and this car is a RHD. Most likely illegal number plates - and no cop wants to stop a fancy expensive 'sports' car.
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Can you please explain what you mean by a Carnet car ?
It is system that allows Tourists to take their own cars (or even travel via their own cars) across countries.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnet...ages_en_Douane

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However, it is unlikely that this is a carnet vehicle, as I am pretty confident that Germany is LHD and this car is a RHD.
Limitation of LHD/RHD is only for registration. Cars that are brought-in temporarily for trade / Carnet / Defense need not follow these limitations (such cars need not register with RTO).

There is a recent thread on this forum about traveling to Europe from India. They used a car from India and would have traveled through countries with LHD as well as RHD diving.

This particular car might have fake plates (not sure if Germany would allow a number to be "BERLIN").
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Limitation of LHD/RHD is only for registration. Cars that are brought-in temporarily for trade / Carnet / Defense need not follow these limitations (such cars need not register with RTO).
I meant that cars sold in Germany are typically Left Hand Drive vehicles, which this Audi is not. Therefore the chances of the number plates being illegal are considerably higher than if the car was brought through Carnet (in which case it would have been a LHD).
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which this Audi is not.
Yes, this one seems dubious.

How did you figure out LHD / RHD from this picture ?
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How did you figure out LHD / RHD from this picture ?
If you look closely, you can see the MMI Screen and the aluminium finish interior panelling - tilted towards the driver.
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Check this one out. Number 5880 (or 5888) styled to look like his name SAAD. Very innovative!

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