View single post by Spunkymonkey
 Posted: Sat Dec 12th, 2009 01:08 am
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Having just been checking the lighting regs for another thread, he's technically correct that it currently has an exception as "a vehicle not required to be fitted with a rear registration plate".  If it's not completed registration then it's not covered by the Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001 so it's not requires to display a plate.

As such, I guess for MOT purposes it should be a pass & advise because it's not an obligatory light under any regs until registration is complete.  On the other hand, as soon as DVLA finish the paperwork the exemption goes out the window and he'll be illegal without one. 

From the sound of his smartarse attitude, hopefully he'll get pulled over in short order :D