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    Default EU Parliament moves towards single Euro number plate - Effect on UK ?

    Reports of move to outlaw British number plates - will they be banned?

    MEPs will vote on proposals to introduce a single-coloured plate across the EU

    A plan to introduce a single-coloured number plate across the EU and replace the UK's 110-year-old design will be voted on by MEPs next week.

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    The European Parliament is considering standardising number plates across the continent as part of a wider policy to make it easier to re-register cars abroad.

    The proposals could see Britainís 110-year-old number plate switched to fall in line with European neighbours. The latest plans are actually a watered-down version of the initial policy, which called for a single number plate to be introduced across the EU. Itís all part of a wider policy to make it easier to travel around the continent being discussed by the European Parliament.


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    Riiight... It'll happen straight after they adopt the Euro as their currency.

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    The idea of a single number plate is a good one. What number will they put on it ?

    When France changed its number plate system recently, it used the Italian plate numbering system but neglected to make sure that the Italian numbers weren't duplicated in France. It led to some strange speeding tickets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    The idea of a single number plate is a good one. What number will they put on it ?

    When France changed its number plate system recently, it used the Italian plate numbering system but neglected to make sure that the Italian numbers weren't duplicated in France. It led to some strange speeding tickets.
    I can just imagine the chaos and the expense of changing over Australian state based plates for a federal single plate system - B-Euro - cracy personified!! Would never be cheaper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego View Post
    I can just imagine the chaos and the expense of changing over Australian state based plates for a federal single plate system - B-Euro - cracy personified!! Would never be cheaper...
    I can't Would do away with some hassles when a car transfers to another state (and some income from fines for state governments). Imagine it would also easier to trace stolen cars due to a common register system?
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    I am thinking of changing my numberplates to Saudi Arabian ones. I reckon that will really throw the speed cameras and parking police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego View Post
    I can just imagine the chaos and the expense of changing over Australian state based plates for a federal single plate system - B-Euro - cracy personified!! Would never be cheaper...
    We already do have "Federal" plates for heavy vehicles....
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    Just went and checked the metal of the rego plates on our three cars - the oldest being issued in 2000. They're aluminium I think - well certainly not steel.

    I'm sure the car forii in the UK are alive with "bloody Europeans and their stupid laws" whereas in fact the UK is also part of the European Union and have representatives in Brussels who participate in making these laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego View Post
    I can just imagine the chaos and the expense of changing over Australian state based plates for a federal single plate system - B-Euro - cracy personified!! Would never be cheaper...
    And I wouldn't be able to yell out "You (bleep) Victorian (bleep)".
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    Was this proposal first released on april 1

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    Probably a 1 April thing. The whole point of different plates is that you can easily identify a car. It's not just the number that's recognisable. When you have a few eye witnesses, one will get the type of car, the other will get some of the numbers, another will recall the country (or state) of origin. Homogenising a key identifier is NOT a smart move!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfrawley View Post
    And I wouldn't be able to yell out "You (bleep) Victorian (bleep)".
    Nor "bloody South Australians - why is it they speed up going up hills but can't even get near the speed limit on the flat?
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    It wouldn't go down too well in WA as we have district plates as well as a statewide alpha-numeric system. Then there are the expensive personalised ones. Want a 'Prestige Euro' plate? Set you back around $1500!
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    Since the question was about the effect on the UK I'd hazard a guess it will be that more of them are going to be creamed on continental freeways because they didn't move out of the way in time. At least now, continentals know when there's an englishman ahead and don't expect them to move when flashed to get out of the way so they find another way around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Since the question was about the effect on the UK I'd hazard a guess it will be that more of them are going to be creamed on continental freeways because they didn't move out of the way in time. At least now, continentals know when there's an englishman ahead and don't expect them to move when flashed to get out of the way so they find another way around.
    Still should be easy to identify the English (or British), the're the only ones is RHD cars.
    Okay, might not be so easy if theres a passenger too but the driver will be the one wearing the hat.
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    Not when you're coming up behind them at 200km/h at night.

    But I see your point.

    They also tend to drive cars nobody cares about. Like Vauxhalls or such.
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