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Motorcycles, Scooters: Must Change Number Plate before Saturday

On Saturday 1st July, the two and three motorized wheels must be fitted with a uniform size number plate, 21 by 13 centimeters. This standardization of plates should simplify control of the security forces and radar. In the absence of statutory plate, the offender liable to a fine of 135 € …

From Saturday 1st July, all vehicles with two or three wheels and quad bikes, must be equipped with a new number plate 21×13 cm. The measure is already in force for new bikes in circulation since the 1st July 2015.

The Interior Ministry, responsible for the decision, had left a period of 6 months for the owners of these vehicles to comply with the new regulations … the period which expires on Saturday.

All equal before radar

What purpose ? “An equal treatment of all road users,” replied the ministry, adding that the measure will “simplify the control of the security forces.”

Clearly, the owners of a car, truck, motorcycle or quad bikes will now be equal before the radar.

Bikers angry

Didier Renoux, spokesman of the French Federation of Angry Bikers (FFMC), this measure was not necessary. Because even if several formats coexisted before, “the size of characters (numbers, letters) on the plates was the same” .

FMWC calls besides all bikers to demonstrate in Paris against the measure, Saturday 1 July, says Mr Vintage .

Beware the fine of 135 €

If you do not make the necessary time, you risk a fine. “From the 1st July 2017 all vehicle driver intercepted with improper plate unreadable or removable will be liable to a 4th class fine (€ 135),” the ministry said. However, the offender suffers no penalty points.

Since the plate change is required, it may be interesting for all the former owners bikers invalid plates anticipate another measure, which will take place in 2021. It is binding on all PTWs a 2 registration letters 3chiffres-2 letters, in order to be included in SIV, the national register of registrations, reports BFM TV .

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