Ontario's hard-to-see licence plates now a "Public safety concern"
Ontario's new licence plates are being looked at as a "public safety concern", since many people in the province are not able to read them at night. They are hard to read especially when light is directed on the plates (from a car’s headlights) The plates appear to give off a noticeable glare as its letters and numbers become hard to read.
Their visibility can prevent police, citizens, and others across the province from identifying these plates. They are constructed in a way that it is a sticker on a metal surface which can lead to criminals forging and replicating the plates for their illegal benefit.
After many complaints were brought up, including a viral tweet by Sgt. Steve Koopman of Kingston Police in Ontario, the government has decided to look into these concerns associated with their new licence plates.
Ok, this was taken off duty in a relatively well lit parking lot with my headlights on. Did anyone consult with police before designing and manufacturing the new Ontario licence plates? They’re virtuallly unreadable at night. pic.twitter.com/CoLxnp3iTQ— Sgt Steve Koopman (@SgtKoopman) February 16, 2020
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