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#1 06-03-08 18:02:11

jo
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Registered: 10-11-07
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Lost an L-plate

I went out with a member of my family for a driving lesson.  When we arrived back home, I realised, to my horror, that I had lost one of my L-plates.  Just wondering if I could get into trouble with the Police for that?

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#2 06-03-08 18:25:07

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Re: Lost an L-plate

You'll be fine.

It happens, you weren't pulled over at the time therefore nothing can be done, you need to be seen in the act as such.

When I was a learner I too lost an L plate at 70mph in the right hand lane of a dual carriageway - I knew about it and had to continue.

Just put another back on when you go out again, and all will be fine, just keep an eye when you're out in future, it happens to many people all the time. Were they fully magnetic on the back rather than 2 strips? I only lost one like that, my firned lost loads that were just a strip top and bottom. After lost mine I just used a 55p sticky plastic one lol the gunk came off the paintwork after removal and a few washes.


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#3 06-03-08 19:22:02

Van Man
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Re: Lost an L-plate

We lost a few off the front, although the last set we bought were from Tesco with the twin magnetic strips and they have been fine. Curiously, we never did find them but found other peoples. :? not sure how that worked


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#4 06-03-08 19:55:07

bay
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Re: Lost an L-plate

I lost one of my L plates when going 60mph I was annoyed as they had cost me £6.99.

Now I have 2 sets of 99p ones and I leave the spare set in the car just in case.


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#5 06-03-08 20:45:18

comedrivewithme
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Re: Lost an L-plate

Would anyone be interested in magnetic L plates that don't fall off?

I had mine made the same time as my signwrighting was done.  They've lasted for 2 years so far.
I could supply them for £10/ pair.  They are heave duty and made from the same material that magnetic signs are made from. 


If you are interested please contact me on

chris@comedrivewithme.com


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#6 07-03-08 15:47:31

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Re: Lost an L-plate

It would really depend on the mood of the police officer if or when they pull you over for it.  Normally would not come to much more than a ticking off.


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#7 07-03-08 22:31:40

golfball13
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Re: Lost an L-plate

One of my L-Plate came off half way through my part 3 test, it was very windy that day!

Luckily I had a spare in the back, so I directed the examiner to a safe place to pull up and I put the spare on  smile

Rob


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#8 07-03-08 23:31:38

den676
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Re: Lost an L-plate

One of my L-Plate came off half way through my part 3 test, it was very windy that day!

Luckily I had a spare in the back, so I directed the examiner to a safe place to pull up and I put the spare on  smile

Rob

So wot happens if ya lose one on Part 3 and ya haven't got a spare?  :?

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#9 08-03-08 08:23:56

golfball13
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Re: Lost an L-plate

Don't know, but in theory as the car will be illegal to drive, the test might be abandoned.  neutral

Rob


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