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 Posted: Sun Apr 30th, 2017 06:54 am
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Got to agree with you rob, there has been zero information regards the change of dates, just a sneaky update to the manual

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 Posted: Sun Apr 30th, 2017 06:35 am
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be fair old chap,they changed the law on historic plates when they started extending the tax exempt bit a few years back,had been going on for a couple of years before they finally got round to changing our test regs to match.yup if in doubt we consult the manual but as you know they aint right good at flagging up changes to it to the guys using it,while me and you are aware of the changes in my case at least that was down to my own efforts and research rather than being notified by the ministry,indeed I had to pass a few before they ever informed us we had to.when a regulation has been in as long as that one was most folks don't expect it to have changed anymore than they would expect-lets say-rear belt first use dates to have changed.right or wrong its human nature unfortunately

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 Posted: Sun Apr 30th, 2017 04:07 am
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castrolrob wrote:
some of the confusion will be that up to a relatively short while back he would have been right,they only updated the regs we use fairly recently and if you don't see many you wouldn't know

All the more reason for checking the Manual :cool:

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 Posted: Sat Apr 29th, 2017 07:16 am
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some of the confusion will be that up to a relatively short while back he would have been right,they only updated the regs we use fairly recently and if you don't see many you wouldn't know

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 Posted: Fri Apr 28th, 2017 11:16 am
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70sThrowback wrote:
thanks so much for this. Appreciated.

For £20 I wasn't going to argue much further as he basically said its a fail I don't care what the DVLA said.I will pass this on

Thanks again


Take the car back with a printed copy of the relevant page of the Manual and politely ask for a free retest or an appeal form.

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 Posted: Fri Apr 28th, 2017 11:06 am
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thanks so much for this. Appreciated.

For £20 I wasn't going to argue much further as he basically said its a fail I don't care what the DVLA said.I will pass this on

Thanks again

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 Posted: Fri Apr 28th, 2017 10:25 am
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He is wrong to fail, taken from 6.3 Registration Plates Vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1976 may have registration plates displaying white, grey or silver characters on a black background.
This is taken straight out of the manual https://www.mot-testing.service.gov.uk/documents/manuals/m4i00000001.htm section 6.3

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 Posted: Fri Apr 28th, 2017 07:44 am
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Hi I am trying to look online and cannot find the answer, so hoping someone can help.

My car has failed its MOT due to having black/silver plates and not being a pre January 1973 car.

I don't understand this as the DVLA rules state that any vehicle classed as an historic vehicle can have black / silver plates which my car is.

see link to DVLA - https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/533255/inf104-vehicle-registration-numbers-and-number-plates.pdf

My tester said DVLA is not VOSA and therefore his rules are that its a fail. Can anyone confirm what's going on here and why the DVLA and DVSA would have different rules?

Thanks in advance

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