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  1. KevinJS

    KevinJS Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's just the way it is here. Quite a few US states and Canadian provinces only require a license plate at the rear of the vehicle. Trucks that pull trailers only need one also, but it's at the front.
     
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    Just seems odd to me......

    If pulling a trailer here, either domestic or commercial, you need a plate on that too.

    Only motor bikes get away with 1.
     
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    KevinJS Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's the same here. Each vehicle, convertor and trailer has to have it's own plate.

    In Britain and Ireland trailers are not registered. They carry the plate of the towing vehicle.
     
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    Would that cause problems for the authorities like for red-light cameras?

    So there even the plate number would be difficult to see from the back if there's a trailer attached?
     
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    Another anomaly about Alta. is how they affix the traffic lights sideways (because of wind I assume).Takes some getting used to. I've run lights at intersection on Calgary Freeway due to being distracted and unused to this only in Alta. phenomena.Scary stuff!
     
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    If by sidways, you mean that the red, yellow, and green lights are mounted side by side, this is normal in Saskatchewan as well.




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    First time I came across this was in Switzerland. Spain has a strange arrangement. Coming into a town there is a traffic light which changes to red if you are exceeding the speed limit. Trouble is, it picks up your speed long before you get to the speed change and changes to red anyway. Never did figure a way round it. I just got used to the idea that I would be stopping for a few seconds every time I hit a town.
     
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    i always think of that Johnny Cash song when i see this thread....."I've been everywhere man" :)
     
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    I thought you were going to say "a boy named sue".......

    The Archangel
     
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    Here it is.
     
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    Here it is.
     
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    i'm not a Johnny Cash fan myself,my husband is,i did enjoy the film about him though,sorry Kev,went a bit off topic :)
     
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    Johnny Cash is not off topic to a trucker.
     
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    Like a Yorkie bar

    The Archangel
     
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    Lol....and now that's playing in my head! :O
     

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