Problem is you never know, I voted no.Womble said:I vote yes. I think the odds on anyone criminally minded actually possessing a Biomorphic Green Mk1 ZT-T of any description, let alone a 260, are probably long enough to keep me safe from cloining
I've heard a few of those stories too, but they seem to fall into 2 camps:Tim V8 said:Problem is you never know, I voted no.
Watching telly about some poor lady who keeps getting demands from red Ken to pay him CC bunce. She lives up north and has never been to London.
I am going to vote no I'm afraid. Not just because I do actually have a 75 diesel in starlight silver as Womble mentions above.Womble said:I've heard a few of those stories too, but they seem to fall into 2 camps:
- People who have false plates made up at random on cars which bear no resemblance to the vehicle they are actually on legally. This is the most common, and fortunately the easiest to disprove, as there is simply no way that my ZT-T could ever transform itself into a Nissan Micra for example, and most of the relevant infringements are camera recorded, although I could just imagine some misguided plod doing some further investigation into the true properties of Biomorphic paint!
- People who actually target an identical vehicle to copy the plates from. This is not so common I believe, but is an absolute nightmare if it happens to you. If I were the owner of a 75 diesel in Starlight Silver there's no way I would even contemplate having my plates published on here, but I am pretty much 100% sure that my car is unique, so this doesn't apply!
I agree with Womble.. If they manage to find a facelift 75 tourer in Biomorphic green to steal - then surf long enough to find a photo of mine & go to the trouble of copying my wife's number plates, they'd have to be pretty determined. I think they'd go for the grey Vectra or blue Mondeo first.....Womble said:I vote yes. I think the odds on anyone criminally minded actually possessing a Biomorphic Green Mk1 ZT-T of any description, let alone a 260, are probably long enough to keep me safe from cloining
true, but its a lot easier to find one on the net from anywhere in the country and steal the plate, rather than drive around to find a matching car and note the plate.sky0000547 said:Your plates are on show to the public when you are driving around anyway.
I beg to differ. Plate can have a huge impact on the presentation of the car.Herzlos said:true, but its a lot easier to find one on the net from anywhere in the country and steal the plate, rather than drive around to find a matching car and note the plate.
though I'd feel a lot happier if that sort of thing happened with a car which wasn't local to me, as that would make proving its not my car a lot easier.
the plate doesnt have any real impact on the car anyway, so its not as if you loose much by posting images with the plates blanked, especially if its done properly anyway
(plus, I've got a Starlight Silver Diesel 75 )
You're right, it is incredibly overexagerated, but it doesnt mean people shouldn't be careful, especially with more common cars.Samuel said:I think the risks are overly exagerated. At worst, you are going to get wrongly accused of some speeding tickets, or drive-offs or something,
that is, of course, if the offense happened in a different part of the country, what if it was somewhere you could feasably have driven to?and I think almost everyone could prove they were at work in a different part of the country (or just at work) at the time of the offence. But if you are paranoid then contine to blank them....
I don't think it makes that much difference, but I appreciate not everyone will agree with me and thats what makes a debate a debateHaxx said:I beg to differ. Plate can have a huge impact on the presentation of the car.
Now that would look stupid as blanked out.....
Said my bit. Debate on....