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Re: Silly things to fail an MOT on
Our Clio was failed for a black mark on the number plate caused by water getting into the edge. It did not obscure the lettering at all as it was near the edge and I have seen many cars with completely obliterated number plates on the road.
As it was the only thing they picked up on and the garage also made number plates, I guess they were having a slow day!
The rules pertaining to number plates are quite specific and must meet the relevant BS standard (BS AU 145d) so technically any deviance outside these limits can constitute a fail.
Also remember that plates need to be able to be recognised by speed cameras and the like.
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