Is this number plate legal?

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Hi, hope everyone is well! Thread title really.

Is the below plate acceptable in the eyes of the law? From what I have read the placement seems okay, along with font, and colour. It is a smaller than standard plate though, but reading around apparently this is okay in some instances? Can anyone please clarify :)

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The layout is not legal, no. Legally spaced it is 'X1 OAS'.

Whether you will actually have any issues i.e. being stopped and fined, highly unlikely.
 
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It is a smaller than standard plate though, but reading around apparently this is okay in some instances? Can anyone please clarify :)
how is it acceptable in some instances? "off-road use only" kind of instances?

it either complies to the law or not...
https://www.gov.uk/displaying-number-plates/rules-number-plates
  • spacing is wrong
  • you've admitted the size is wrong - text must be 79mm tall and 50mm wide (except 1 or i), line thickness 14mm, 11mm gap between letters, 33mm gap between the "X1" and "OAS" and 11mm margin around
  • can't see any manufacturer's info at the bottom
  • is it a sticker or a proper reflective plastic? if it's a sticker then is it reflective to the correct spec?
  • Needs to be mounted as close to vertically as possible (i think this is meaning the text has to be vertical), yours is on a diagonal
 
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Definitely in the wrong place.

Shouldn't a plate of this calibre be placed internally, resting on the passenger side of the dashboard, wedged near the windscreen?
 
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how is it acceptable in some instances? "off-road use only" kind of instances?

I'm guessing he means that if you've got a shorter private plate you can have a smaller plate overall i.e. you don't need to have a massive plate if your reg is "X1" as you can fit that correctly spaced and in the correct size font on a much smaller physical plate.
 
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I can't find it right now but I did see a video of a policeman explaining what makes them more likely to pull you over and a license plate like that was one of them.
 
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