Magnetic GB plates 2p @ Tesco
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Magnetic GB plates 2p @ Tesco

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Found 8th Jan 2012
AA stand at Tesco Brookfield Farm has AA magnetic GB plates scanning at only 2p. instead of £ 3.00!
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Why do people need these does the newer style number plate have a flag on?
shortchanged

Why do people need these does the newer style number plate have a flag on?


Because you could be fined driving abroad without one and numberplates with the flag and GB on are not standard numberplates.
2poor4this

Because you could be fined driving abroad without one and numberplates … Because you could be fined driving abroad without one and numberplates with the flag and GB on are not standard numberplates.



Yes they are standard number plates with GB on - From the AA website if you have a GB numberplate you dont need a GB sticker.

GB sticker
You must display a GB sign - failure to comply could result in an on-the-spot fine.
If your car has number plates that include the GB euro-symbol (Europlates) you don't have to display a conventional GB 'sticker' within the EU.

sbfc

Yes they are standard number plates with GB on - From the AA website if … Yes they are standard number plates with GB on - From the AA website if you have a GB numberplate you dont need a GB sticker.GB sticker You must display a GB sign - failure to comply could result in an on-the-spot fine. If your car has number plates that include the GB euro-symbol (Europlates) you don't have to display a conventional GB 'sticker' within the EU.



You just beat me to it. The new style plates are all you need. These are cheap because very few need them now
Original Poster
My new car was from Marshal of Kebworth - they do not supply any new cars with GB number plates so these magnetic ones are fine for me.
If your car number plates have a flag on them, be it the cross of St George, the cross of St Andrew or the Welsh Dragon then you still need a GB sticker as they don't count although some people mistakenly think that they do.
siadwel

If your car number plates have a flag on them, be it the cross of St … If your car number plates have a flag on them, be it the cross of St George, the cross of St Andrew or the Welsh Dragon then you still need a GB sticker as they don't count although some people mistakenly think that they do.



not necessarily true, from the .gov website

Driving your own car

You should have a GB sticker clearly visible on the back of your car if your number plate doesn’t include this information. You’ll also need headlamp converters if you’re driving on the right-hand side of the road.

As long as it says GB or UK on your plate you are covered, we drive through europe every year and have never used a GB sticker or been asked to
You can buy numberplates with GB on them, my bike has one, but I doubt many dealers sell new cars or bikes with them fitted as standard.
Bet they cost more than 2p though.
Edited by: "2poor4this" 8th Jan 2012
My old car had the EU numberplates (with SCO not GB) but the new one has the old-style plates with no EU flag or country code so handy for me - anybody seen 'em in Glasgow store?
These are a good price if needed but if like me your car has a fibre Glass body then no good. Heat added though.

Ps have gone abroad many times in the car and have just stuck a GB sticker in rear window with no problems. Also have never used headlamp converters as my lamps cannot take them, just some black sticky tape which looks ugly.
Edited by: "webbozen" 8th Jan 2012
Great price, but then have to spend £££ driving to Europe to get any benefit.....
ronwilts

My new car was from Marshal of Kebworth - they do not supply any new cars … My new car was from Marshal of Kebworth - they do not supply any new cars with GB number plates so these magnetic ones are fine for me.



You can get numberplate stickers with them on for about £2 on eBay, that's all I did and worked a treat. I've got a personal reg so had space to spare on the plate, if you've got AA55 ABC sized spacing you may struggle I suppose.

Didn't bother with headlamp converters but didn't drive at night, so swings and roundabouts...
Thanks I was planning a trip to Birmingham.
siadwel

If your car number plates have a flag on them, be it the cross of St … If your car number plates have a flag on them, be it the cross of St George, the cross of St Andrew or the Welsh Dragon then you still need a GB sticker as they don't count although some people mistakenly think that they do.



None of the above are legal on number plates anyway. EU symbol with a GB under it is really all you can have.
rdwarr

None of the above are legal on number plates anyway. EU symbol with a GB … None of the above are legal on number plates anyway. EU symbol with a GB under it is really all you can have.



Wrong.

National flags and identifiers
Motorists in England, Scotland and Wales have the option to display the Union Flag, Cross of St George, Cross of St Andrew (also known as the Saltire) or Red Dragon of Wales together with one of the following identifiers: GREAT BRITAIN, Great Britain, GB, UNITED KINGDOM, United Kingdom, UK, CYMRU, Cymru, CYM, Cym, ENGLAND, England, ENG, Eng, SCOTLAND, Scotland, SCO, Sco, WALES or Wales. This must be displayed on the left hand side of the number plate. No other symbols or flags can be displayed on number plates.
The flag must be positioned above the identifier and neither must be more than 50 millimetres wide or on the number plate margin.
Motorists displaying national flags and identifiers will still be required to display the standard GB sticker when travelling in Europe.

direct.gov.uk/en/…503
Beware magnetic plates with metallic paint.
Had a 3 series in silver when I removed the plate to colour had changed.
The car was due to be changed so never got into whose fault it was.
I'm so excited. I've been waiting so long for this opportunity to save around 50p on a pair of GB stickers that I've put off travelling abroad for some time now waiting for these to drop to 2p in Tesco. I will now drive round my local 5 Tesco stores to make sure I can secure a pair. Life doesn't get much better than this.
inicholson

My old car had the EU numberplates (with SCO not GB) but the new one has … My old car had the EU numberplates (with SCO not GB) but the new one has the old-style plates with no EU flag or country code so handy for me - anybody seen 'em in Glasgow store?



I thought you scotties want to bail out of the UK ? Not much point in putting a GB sticker on your car/bike if that's the case

Or is it just the fat boy loon Alex Salmond who thinks independence is a good thing ?
The number plates with the GB symbol on are NOT standard, a lot of manufacturers just choose to put them on cars. I had a 2 week old courtesy car while mine was being serviced, 61 reg, and it was just a plain plate with no flag. As said you only need these magnetic symbols if you are driving in Europe and your number plate does not already have the GB symbols on it.
Cheap like chips... Heat added(_;)
5lugger

Great price, but then have to spend £££ driving to Europe to get any be … Great price, but then have to spend £££ driving to Europe to get any benefit.....



Ahhh but buy them and stick them on your car, everyone will think:
"hey he's been to Europe he must have loads of £££"
Cut the B off, turn 90 degrees right, and magnetise to your car. Goes well on Audi's and indicates to everyone what the driver is.
Edited by: "anewman" 9th Jan 2012
rdwarr

None of the above are legal on number plates anyway. EU symbol with a GB … None of the above are legal on number plates anyway. EU symbol with a GB under it is really all you can have.



You know that and I know that but it doesn't alter the fact that there are literally thousands of cars in Britain with them on and many of the owners are oblivious to this. Police cannot be asked stopping them so I didn't think it worth mentioning, just that you do need a GB emblem of some type on the back of your vehicle when driving abroad.
Cold, do not live in GB
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