Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: Fine for illegal size number plate  (Read 1398 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Kobus

  • RPMods
  • Race Dog
  • *
  • Bike: BMW F650GS / Dakar
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,234
  • Thanked: 49 times
Fine for illegal size number plate
« on: June 18, 2020, 06:06:26 pm »
Anybody know how much?
Dream like you will live forever, live like you're going to die tomorrow
 

Offline BFG

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 2,031
  • Thanked: 17 times
  • Ride- crash-fix-repeat
Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 06:11:38 pm »
Anybody know how much?
I may be wrong but iirc it can be considered as defeating the ends of justice so they can either impound your bike our destroy the disc and you have to have it roadworthied again.
Last I heard the dine was about R1500
 

Offline Welsh

  • BMW R1150GSV
  • Gentleman Dog
  • *
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 19,110
  • Thanked: 638 times
  • Thunder Twonk. The two legged Twat Monkey.
Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2020, 06:27:48 pm »
Anybody know how much?
I may be wrong but iirc it can be considered as defeating the ends of justice so they can either impound your bike our destroy the disc and you have to have it roadworthied again.
Last I heard the dine was about R1500

From memory, there are a few variants, the Grumpy Cop TRAFFIC OFFENCES THEY PULLED YOU OVER FOR and your attitude parts I wont bother with:

1. Standard plate but missing (fell off) or hidden in a top box, but you have valid licence disc displayed, mild reprimand.
2. Smaller plate than legal, but you have valid licence disc displayed, mild reprimand and small fine.
3. Above no licence disc, they will give you kark and can impound.
4. No plate but licence disc, they will give you kark.
5. No plate and no licence disc, they will give you kark and impound.

Not an expert, just as I heard.  :sip:
An aspiring Coddiwompler
 

Offline zacapa

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XR650L
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 2,073
  • Thanked: 70 times
  • XR650L - 134.217kg lite weight special...
Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 07:20:59 pm »
I make my illegal plates with a bit of CAD software and then print it out on photo paper which I have laminated for about R5. No-one caught me yet on the XR.
 

Offline Roadhawg

Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2020, 07:25:40 pm »
Havenít used a legal size plate in like 6 years. One of the bikes even came from the dealer with a small plate. Never had an issue.
 

Offline Offshore

Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2020, 07:57:52 pm »
Anybody know how much?
You bought a Badass Bike, now be one, it is oly R500.00.
Current Bikes
KTM 790 R Rally
KTM 990
Harley Davidson Deuce
Aprilia Moto 65
 

Offline LouisXander

  • Lesotho (K)night rider.
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 11,327
  • Thanked: 225 times
  • Member of the Secret Sazook Society...
Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2020, 08:03:43 pm »
Who stills uses number plates?
Don't dress for the ride,........dress for the fall!
 

Offline Welsh

  • BMW R1150GSV
  • Gentleman Dog
  • *
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 19,110
  • Thanked: 638 times
  • Thunder Twonk. The two legged Twat Monkey.
Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2020, 08:12:33 pm »
Who stills uses number plates?

People in the Security Industry upholding the fine morals of there trade?  :sip:
An aspiring Coddiwompler
 

Offline LouisXander

  • Lesotho (K)night rider.
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 11,327
  • Thanked: 225 times
  • Member of the Secret Sazook Society...
Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2020, 08:14:38 pm »
Modifying, hiding or any such traits will be deemed as obstruction of justice, heavy penalty.

No plate? Only one penalty, riding without plate, R500 fine.
Don't dress for the ride,........dress for the fall!
 

Offline Bundu

  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: KTM 1290 Super Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 9,005
  • Thanked: 419 times
Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2020, 08:37:33 pm »
the law can be an ass..... as in this case
smaller plate is not legal and will result in higher fine than no plate - don't you search for the logic behind it... there is none
Just remove your plates and fuckem!
 

Offline DSRider.SA

Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2020, 08:38:52 pm »
No plate is better than a small plate in this case.
 

Offline Noneking

  • Gentleman Dog
  • *
  • Bike: KTM 790 Adventure R
    Location: Mpumalanga
  • Posts: 17,560
  • Thanked: 993 times
Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2020, 08:41:33 pm »
I got stopped outside Mossel Bay with small plate a couple of Decembers ago. They removed my licence disc to destroy it (normal police) and called a trailer to load my bike.

It took a lot of pleading but eventually they let me go and gave me the nr of nr plate shop in town to get the real thing.

Offline Offshore

Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2020, 08:49:11 pm »
My 4 Bikes all got small but correct # and I keep my License Disc in my Wallet because they look kak on my Bike, been pulled over but never fined.
Current Bikes
KTM 790 R Rally
KTM 990
Harley Davidson Deuce
Aprilia Moto 65
 

Offline LouisXander

  • Lesotho (K)night rider.
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 11,327
  • Thanked: 225 times
  • Member of the Secret Sazook Society...
Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2020, 08:58:53 pm »
Depends on the koeltekont.

Don't dress for the ride,........dress for the fall!
 
The following users thanked this post: subie, Offshore

Offline Offshore

Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2020, 09:02:02 pm »
Depends on the koeltekont.
And how you handle the Civil Serpent.
Current Bikes
KTM 790 R Rally
KTM 990
Harley Davidson Deuce
Aprilia Moto 65
 

Offline Crankshaft

Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2020, 09:42:10 am »
My 4 Bikes all got small but correct # and I keep my License Disc in my Wallet because they look kak on my Bike, been pulled over but never fined.

My laaste 3 bikes het almal 'n kleiner nommer plaat as die standaard grote op en was al deur provincial traffic ook afgetrek in 'n routine road block en nog nooit was ek k@k gegee nie.  Ek dink die verkeers manne in die Kaap is nie so hectic soos in Jbh nie.
KDX 200, YFZ 450, YZ 250F, YZ 450F, WR 450F, R1200GS LC, R1200GS ADV LC, 2nd R1200GS ADV LC
Current: WR 450F & KTM 1290 Sup Adv R
 

Offline LouisXander

  • Lesotho (K)night rider.
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 11,327
  • Thanked: 225 times
  • Member of the Secret Sazook Society...
Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2020, 09:44:18 am »
Daar is seker minder kfc's innie kaap...
Don't dress for the ride,........dress for the fall!
 

Offline Kortbroek

Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2020, 10:04:17 am »
Daar is seker minder kfc's innie kaap...

Daar moet 'n a vis & chips parcel koop, nie kfc nie  :deal:
- you reckon that thing will pop a wheelie? We're about to find out, SLAP that pig!
 

Offline jaybiker

  • Old school=Old's cool.
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 3,799
  • Thanked: 305 times
Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2020, 10:16:21 am »
You're certainly right about the Cape, especially the EC. My 1150 came with an 'illegal' plate the day I bought it. Not tiny, but definitely non standard though it must have passed roadworthy at the time. I've been stopped and checked over numerous times with no mention ever made about it. Maybe because the size difference is no more than about 20%. So I've been getting away with it for 12 years, not just in the Cape but in NC, FS, and KZN. I'm scared to venture further North than that, I've heard bad things.  :o
Succumb not to the erosion of those born of unconsecrated union.

"Two Wheels, an engine and a place to sit." What more do you need?

2021 a milestone. 60 years a biker.
 

Offline Wild Hearted Son

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XL1000V Varadero
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 1,343
  • Thanked: 27 times
  • Sandton
Re: Fine for illegal size number plate
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2020, 10:20:53 am »
I got a R500 fine for a smaller number plate and a further R500 for displaying a scan of my license disc on the bike even though I had the original on me.
I explained that water gets in the license disc holder & the disc becomes illegible but the traffic cop didn't want to know.

During the time I was pulled over , 3 bikes went by with no number plates on whatsoever.
Reaction from cops , absolutely nothing .....
"...I was born to the city
But I longed to roam free..." - The Cult, Wild Hearted Son, 1991