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Old 3rd June 2010, 19:57   #121
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Is't that an A-Star ?
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Old 4th June 2010, 00:47   #122
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Spotted last weekend in Ooty outside the Botanical Garden. The Santro seems to be running with a Kannada licence plate. I'm surprised it wasn't impounded. I hope those who support this kind of regional chauvinism will sit up and take notice. If this car were involved in a hit-and-run, I wonder how many bystanders would be able to decipher the number. (I would be clueless.)
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Old 6th June 2010, 16:30   #123
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Old 6th June 2010, 22:30   #124
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Foreign looking number plates are affixed not only to consulate vehicles but also to international organizations too. ICRISAT vehicles at Hyderabad had this kind of numbering.
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Foreign looking number plates are affixed not only to consulate vehicles but also to international organizations too. ICRISAT vehicles at Hyderabad had this kind of numbering.
Diplomatic number plates are only given to consulates or UN subsidiary organisations. ICRISAT being a UN subsidiary falls under this category
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Old 7th June 2010, 17:04   #126
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I couldn't read the number on this guys number plate
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Ok I know many of you will hate me for what I am going to say - There is nothing really wrong in having such fancy plates. Some people want to make their cars feel special, let them. If the authorities have a problem with it, legalize it and charge a premium for it. As for local script, in Karnataka, it is mandatory for ALL government vehicles ONLY to have dual script. English on top and Kannada at the bottom. Old rule was having at least ONE plate (either front or back) in Kannada. This was told to me by my Maruti service station (MARS) guy when I was inquiring about a government SX4 which was banged up. Non official cars SHOULD NOT have the registration plates in local font. That is illegal.
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icon from my city.
just guess the number.
Take a look at this number plate!-08032010167.jpg
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Old 25th June 2010, 21:21   #129
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icon from my city.
just guess the number.
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MH24-V-2161 by any chance???
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just guess the number.
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He's attempted to write "Marata" using the number.
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Ok I know many of you will hate me for what I am going to say - There is nothing really wrong in having such fancy plates. Some people want to make their cars feel special, let them. If the authorities have a problem with it, legalize it and charge a premium for it. As for local script, in Karnataka, it is mandatory for ALL government vehicles ONLY to have dual script. English on top and Kannada at the bottom. Old rule was having at least ONE plate (either front or back) in Kannada. This was told to me by my Maruti service station (MARS) guy when I was inquiring about a government SX4 which was banged up. Non official cars SHOULD NOT have the registration plates in local font. That is illegal.
There are quite a few things which are wrong with these fancy number plates. Most of them are not legible. Either the font is too small or the number plate is reflective or is not put in the right place. In case of accidents committed by these vehicles, it will be very difficult for anyone to note the number.
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There are quite a few things which are wrong with these fancy number plates. Most of them are not legible. Either the font is too small or the number plate is reflective or is not put in the right place. In case of accidents committed by these vehicles, it will be very difficult for anyone to note the number.
Hmm. Did you mean the opposite, ie, legit plates should be reflective? I just bought a used Fiesta and changed the plates to the 'High-Security' ones (they are reflective); hence the concern.
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Its time the authorities crack down on number plates that are not according to standards. I've seen plates of vehicles from other states running in Bangalore. What is the big deal? Even these out of town vehicles had their number plates written in Kannada!
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Hmm. Did you mean the opposite, ie, legit plates should be reflective? I just bought a used Fiesta and changed the plates to the 'High-Security' ones (they are reflective); hence the concern.
I used the word in a different context. In some of the number plates, the background is not pure white and the numbers are not visible (mostly not in black as required by law) unless viewed at a certain angle.
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This stuff is way common. I've seen reflective number plates so that at a certain angle, the number plate looks blank. Some I've seen with all the numbers really really small, and just the last two or three digits spelled large. So many cars with huge bumper guards covering both the front and the rear number plates COMPLETELY. Some number plates with some really stupid unheard of designation like 'DEPUTY COMMISSIONER - ARTS FACULTY' covering the number plate.

We Indians will ALWAYS break the law. It's in our nature to try and look important and stand our from the rest. Put a red light on top or a blue light, just to seem important. We aren't happy to be normal. I think Team-BHP should organise a road law thread or an education thread to at least educate us about whats proper and whats illegal!
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