Frequent question: Do I need a GB sticker on my motorbike?

Your bike must display a GB badge/sticker when travelling abroad. Newer number plates tend to have the EU marking on and these are accepted in all EU countries and lose the need for a GB sticker.

Do you still need a GB sticker?

You do not need a GB sticker if your number plate includes the GB identifier on its own or with the Union flag. But you will need to display a GB sticker clearly on the rear of your vehicle if your number plate has any of the following: … numbers and letters only – no flag or identifier.

Why do I need a GB sticker?

Why do I need a GB Sticker

The reason you need to display the GB symbol is that it’s compulsory by law internationally. Whenever a vehicle travels in a country other than where it’s registered it must display its country of origin.

Do I need GB sticker in Ireland?

GB stickers and number plates

You do not need to display a GB sticker to drive in Ireland. You must display a GB sticker clearly on the rear of your vehicle if your number plate has any of the following: a Euro symbol. a national flag of England, Scotland or Wales.

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What size does a GB sticker need to be?

The letters shall have a minimum height of 80mm (3.1 in.) and their strokes a width of 10 mm (0.4 in.) The letters shall be painted in black on a white background of elliptical form with the major axis horizontal.

Which side of the car do you put a GB sticker?

A GB sticker to display in the rear windscreen and your motor insurance certificate(1).

Do I need a fire extinguisher to drive in France?

Do I need a fire extinguisher to drive in France? No, it’s not compulsory to carry a fire extinguisher in private cars in France. Public transport vehicles with more than nine seats must have at least one on board though.

Do you need GB sticker to drive in Europe?

Unless the number plates on your car have a Euro symbol and the Great Britain (GB) national identifier on, it’s compulsory to display a ‘GB’ sticker on your car when travelling in the EU – according to the AA and RAC you could be fined if you don’t.

Do you need GB stickers front and back?

The sticker, a white oval containing the letters GB, will have to be displayed at the rear of your vehicle when visiting any of the 27 EU nations.

Do I need headlight deflectors in Europe?

Yes they are compulsory. It is the law in France and most other mainland European countries that UK cars fit these headlight beam deflectors. This is simply to make sure you don’t cause an accident by dazzling oncoming traffic. They do have to be fitted even if you are only driving during daytime.

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Is VRT illegal in Ireland?

Criticisms. Critics of VRT claim that it is effectively a continuation of the excise duty (which was applicable to vehicles in Ireland prior to 1992) and as such is illegal under European union law.

How long can I drive in Ireland on UK plates?

I have imported a car from UK before. Some laws have changed in the last while, but I think you can stay on UK plates for 6 months still. Your tax still needs to be up to date in UK. If you need an MOT in the time you are here you would have to go up to Northern Ireland for it.

Is there a ferry from England to Ireland?

There are 2 ferry routes operating between England and Ireland offering you combined total of 20 sailings per week. P&O Irish Sea operates 1 route, Liverpool to Dublin which runs 6 times weekly. Stena Line operates 1 route, Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast which runs 14 times weekly.

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