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PCN at supercharger Kings Lynn despite reasonable efforts

Adopado

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I've often thought about this... is it a legal requirement to display your number plate on private property? if you do cover up your number plates whilst in one of these places, and uncover when back on public streets, have you actually broken any laws?

Interesting point. However, they could easily make it contractual requirement to display your number plate. That would require an inclusion to that effect in the signage.
 

Zakalwe

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Interesting point. However, they could easily make it contractual requirement to display your number plate. That would require an inclusion to that effect in the signage.
How would they enforce it? They need the numberplate to apply to DVLA to get the registered keeper details. Without a valid number plate then they wouldn't be able to identify the vehicle.

Remember, these Private Parking Companies are normally small business that are only really interested in easy money. They are not going to get off their backsides to go inspecting cars for bits of black tape in the carparks.
 
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Adopado

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How would they enforce it? They need the numberplate to apply to DVLA to get the registered keeper details. Without a valid number plate then they wouldn't be able to identify the vehicle.

Any owner of the land can stipulate the basis of the parking contract (or agent on their behalf). You choose to accept after reading their conditions by thence parking on their land. If the contract requires any parked vehicle to be displaying its registration plate then that's what you have to do. Otherwise they are entitled to make their charges. So you would be in exactly the same boat as people are presently. This is the theory of course ... and they most likely don't make that stipulation on their signage just now. So if your plate was covered they could presumably only nab you if they had someone on site to confirm your ID at the time... which, as you say, is unlikely.
 

Zakalwe

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Any owner of the land can stipulate the basis of the parking contract (or agent on their behalf). You choose to accept after reading their conditions by thence parking on their land. If the contract requires any parked vehicle to be displaying its registration plate then that's what you have to do. Otherwise they are entitled to make their charges. So you would be in exactly the same boat as people are presently. This is the theory of course ... and they most likely don't make that stipulation on their signage just now. So if your plate was covered they could presumably only nab you if they had someone on site to confirm your ID at the time... which, as you say, is unlikely.

Exactly. The PPC have neither the manpower or the interest to try and enforce any attempt to concel a reg plate. There's much easier money to be made from suckers who just pay up without realising they are paying profits to a private company.
 

Peter 224

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Tempting, but hard to do as most have cameras covering the entrance. So one would have to stop whilst on the public road to put the covers in place. Difficult to explain to Mr Plod why you were driving with obscured plates.
This needs "James Bond" style rotating plates!
 

JupiterMan

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This needs "James Bond" style rotating plates!
this exists!

 

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