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Am I the only one that has just clocked this
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iwantavuvezela · 24/01/2022 21:08

that front numberplate on most cars are white, and the one at the back is yellow.
Just bought a car and thought perhaps the dealer had made a mistake until I noticed that all cars had this!
Am I the only one who has only just noticed this.

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Namechangeforthis88 · 24/01/2022 21:09

No, it's totally a thing.

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Santahasjoinedww · 24/01/2022 21:11

I always thought it was so in an accident emergency services knew which way the car was facing...
Not sure why they would need to know though!
Grin

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Lurleene · 24/01/2022 21:14

I only found this out when my then 5 year old DS pointed it out to me Blush

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DontBuyANewMumCashmere · 24/01/2022 21:14

Have you also noticed we all tend to keep to the one side when we're driving? Top tip...

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UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea · 24/01/2022 21:16

@DontBuyANewMumCashmere

Have you also noticed we all tend to keep to the one side when we're driving? Top tip...


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Icequeen01 · 24/01/2022 21:16

DH says it's to show if a vehicle is coming towards you or going away from you. That's fine if you know they were different colours to start with, which I didn't until I read this thread!

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SomewhereOnlyIKnow · 24/01/2022 21:16

It’s not most, it’s all 🙄

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UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea · 24/01/2022 21:17

And different lights on cars are all different colours! Red for brake, white for reverse.

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Ylfa · 24/01/2022 21:17

Hahaha! Have you noticed yet that cars are boxes of metal and glass that we hurtle around in at speed?

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custardbear · 24/01/2022 21:20

Lol you noodle 🤣

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BunnyRuddington · 24/01/2022 21:23

Have you also noticed we all tend to keep to the one side when we're driving? Top tip... GrinGrinGrin

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DobbyTheHouseElk · 24/01/2022 21:23

Bloody hell. Are you serious?

You know the what the red lights mean don’t you?

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LadyCatStark · 24/01/2022 21:24

I think you must be the only one that’s only just noticed this!

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Hellocatshome · 24/01/2022 21:24

Wow I walk around in a bubble most of the time but even I managed to know this, I feel bit smug now Grin

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Helpimfalling · 24/01/2022 21:24

@iwantavuvezela

that front numberplate on most cars are white, and the one at the back is yellow.
Just bought a car and thought perhaps the dealer had made a mistake until I noticed that all cars had this!
Am I the only one who has only just noticed this.

I rang my dad up I think last year.
I said Dad I think something about my car is fraudulent....great...what a twat.

I had never noticed it before!
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ColdNovemberRain · 24/01/2022 21:27

We have a personalised number plate. I know, I know... DH got it as a present for his 21st and now it's a bloody embarrassing and expensive millstone that we have to pay to transfer whenever we get a new car otherwise his parents will get offended.

Anyway, last time we changed the car and went through the paperwork for transferring the stupid things, I asked DH if we get the choice of white or yellow plates because I thought the white looked nicer. He looked at me in amazement and told me to go outside and have a good look at all the cars, then to report my observations. Even then it took me a good while to click. He's never let me live it down since.

So no, you're not alone.

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Senga67 · 24/01/2022 21:33

I've been driving for over 30 years and I have never noticed this.😲
I can't wait to go out in the morning to have a look at my car to check if it's true.

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FAQs · 24/01/2022 21:37

What! How can drivers not know this Grin

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GreenLunchBox · 24/01/2022 21:40

This can't be real. Have you even passed your test?

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Gilly12345 · 24/01/2022 21:40

I only noticed this myself in December as Hubby bought me a private plate for my Xmas present, I consider myself quite an observant person but this passed me by as well.

Oh to be so perfect 🤔😂

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UserBot999 · 24/01/2022 21:41

It's true! @senga67

. I'm Irish and it was the first thing I noticed when I got to the UK as a lad :-p. All the rear number plates are yellow! That's how you know you're in England.

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LittleBearPad · 24/01/2022 21:41

Confused

That’s quite something to only just notice

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GrumpySausage · 24/01/2022 21:43

I have read a lot of things on Mumsnet and thought 'oh yeah, I've never noticed that either'.

But this!? In fact isn't it a part of the theory test? Im sure it was a question on mine.

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Beamur · 24/01/2022 21:43

You're not the only one.
I twigged this a few years ago (having been driving for a couple of decades without noticing) Grin

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