Join Date: Mar 2008
My Motorhome: A Caravan of all things !!
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You are assuming that any enforcement officers will not look for any additional plate within the vehicle, or ask for sight of the V5 if you are on the continent. From personal experience a fairly thorough search is made to ascertain that the correct weight plate is being used. (No-one wants to look an idiot when they get to court trust me!) Also don't forget that such information will be held on the Police National Computer (PNC) database in the UK .
There will probably not be any danger if son is driving BUT he will be committing the offence of driving a vehicle of a class that he does not hold a licence for and, as I stated earlier, he CANNOT hold insurance to drive that class of vehicle.
You/he can of course take that chance but you need to be aware that the pair of you could be in line for some hefty fines. In addition any conviction for an insurance offence will have a severe impact on any future premium charged by an insurance company for ANY vehicle.
Your opinion of whether it's safe or otherwise counts for nothing. It's what the law says that will count if/when you get caught.
Its not the destination that matters.
It's who you share the journey with (even if like me, itís in a caravan!)
I am very fortunate to have Mrs Plodd to share mine with