Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Isle of Man
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its not a requirement to have country identification plates at the front, just the rear. That is under the Vienna Convention on International Circulation. Inside the EU it can be replaced with the country letters on number plates, back and front. Note that the symbols such as St Georges Cross, St Andrews Cross, Dragon, Manx 3 legs, etc are not a substitute for the country of origin letters at the rear
It may well be an offence here in some circumstances to have stuff loose. It certainly is in other countries, dogs for instance. In Spain they are supposed to be in a car harness or there should be a dog guard to keep them out of the driving area. In UK (and IOM) we are not so prescriptive, but if loose items, or pets, got under the pedals and as a result an accident occurred it would lead to a due care or even dangerous driving prosecution.
The directive is full of anomalies. Drink Drive limits vary between (in blood) 0, 50ug and 80ug per 100ml.
So I get charged and convicted in a zero tolerance country with 10 or in a 50 level with 60 and they report home. What could they do. I haven't broken the 80 level for conviction and disqualification in UK.
it is why EU wide penalty points and disqualifications are never likely to happen. Its a mine field.
We have reciprocal recognition of bans between IOM and UK. In IOM everyone convicted and banned has to retake their test. So UK license holder here on holiday gets banned for 12 months and has to retake his test before he drives again in IOM, but not before he drives in UK. End of 12 months gets license back and drives in England and in two years returns to IOM and gets stopped and done for driving whilst disqualified. Unintended consequence.
I'm police station duty solicitor out of office hours (yes weekends and overnight) all TT week (30 May to 6 June). I know from experience I shall get at least one of those