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The trouble is,the rules were brought in to help stop people making dodgy plates for dodgy cars,but as you say,you'll never stop it completely.The idea was to give the plates some sort of traceability,and to some extent that has worked.I'm not sure how anyone gets on if a car of the same make/colour/model and with their own (but cloned) number plate on it is caught on a speed camera though.I guess it's up to them to prove they weren't in that area at that time,but it would prove difficult.Trouble is,someone can just as easily walk down the street and copy a number plate rather than looking at cars on the internet.
I do agree 100% that trailers,horseboxes,caravans and the like should have a yearly safety test.I too see some pretty shocking sites of things that are obviously not safe being pulled along our roads.An HGV trailer needs to have a safety certicate,so why not any other trailer.I know the size is different,but an unsafe caravan can still lead to a serious,if not fatal accident.
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
Currently in Lagdti's garage:
2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo