Hi

I've just had a Tubus rack fitted to my tandem and it has a spot to put a rear light.

I don't ride the tandem at night, so I was thinking of fitting a number plate - I could one of those bike rack ones to match my car.

That way when some individual tells me to get rego I can point to my number plate and claim to pay rego (even if it's not for my bike).

Any armchair lawyers want to advise me on the legality of this?

Thanks

Simon

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I have thought about doing this for the hilarity of it. 

These guys would sell you a nice little two digit plate which would fit easily 

http://historicplates.com.au

They seem sell for 4 digit sums though.

they look like plates for vintage bikes.  i found a piece off a trailer a while ago where you'd put your rego sticker, im thinking of putting it on a ratrod and painting a number in hot rod style lettering on it.

Don't feed the vultures. I don't want to be the guy that gets road raged for not having rego by some idiot who just saw your license plate and thinks its now law!

I agree with you 100% Guy. I understand the point you're trying to make Simon but really can't see this helping our cause.  

Motorist can be very idiotic when it comes to the cycling registration debate and you know what they say about never arguing with an idiot.

A downside of an occasional joke number plate on a bicycle is that it will further encourage a push for number plates / registration on all bikes. For the average bike, then a choice between installing a number plate or lights.
Just tell the rabid drivers that you register a car that is 10X the size of your bike.

I'm surprised non armchair lawyers have commented on this.

I might have to ask a Police Officer!

I'm probably not going to use a real number plate, but I might make up a cardboard one with my daughters name.

Simon

Never fear,

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/consol_act/mva1959172/s47d.html

  (1)         A person must not— 

            (a)         drive on a road, or cause to stand on a road, a motor vehicle to which is attached a number plate that bears a number other than a number allotted to the vehicle; or 

            (b)         drive on a road, or cause to stand on a road, a motor vehicle to which is attached a number plate that has been altered, defaced, mutilated or added to; or 

            (c)         drive on a road, or cause to stand on a road, a motor vehicle to which is attached a colourable imitation of a number plate; or 

            (d)         without lawful excuse, have in his or her possession a number plate or an article resembling a number plate that is liable to be mistaken for a number plate. 

A bike's not a motor vehicle so you should be good on (a-c). (d) might give you problems though.

Would a lawful excuse be trying to avoid road rage?  (Probably not).

It looks like even a pretend number plate would be a possible problem!

Simon

Custom plates that say "IPAYREGO". *ducks flames*

Who's trolling?  I'm serious - and I think Andrew is just making 'Dad Jokes'.

Simon

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