We are seeing more and more offenses in regards to the placement of number plates on motorcycles.
What the law says …
24 Position, visibility and legibility of number plate
(1) The registered operator of a vehicle must ensure that each number plate issued for a vehicle is permanently attached to the vehicle so that, if the vehicle is on level ground-
(a) the number plate is-
(i) in an upright position parallel to the vehicle’s axles; and
(ii) not more than 1.3m above ground level; and
(b) unless an accessory plate is attached to the vehicle in the way required under section 31, the characters on the number plate are visible from 20m away at any point within an arc of 45 degrees from the surface of the number plate above or to either side of the vehicle, in the way shown in figures 1 and 2 at the end of this section; and
(c) any cover on the number plate-
(i) is clear, clean, untinted and flat over its entire surface; and
(ii) has no reflective or other characteristics that would prevent-
(A) the successful operation of a photographic detection device; or
(B) the number plate from being legible; and
(d) the number plate is in a clearly legible condition, including being clearly legible from any position from which it is required to be visible.
(2) The registered operator must also ensure that-
(b) if the vehicle has been issued with only 1 number plate-the number plate is attached to its rear.
Plates fitted this low can attract a fine of $320 due to the rear wheel covering any letters/numbers when the rider is on the bike.
There are also more after market number plate holders that put the plate on an angle rather than flat.
Again this can attract a $320 fine.
Sgt Bradyn MURPHY
Gold Coast Traffic Branch
291 Scottsdale Drive