Eradication of British Columbia\'s Front License Plate

We, the Undersigned, petition the Province of British Columbia to revoke the current law requiring the display of a front license plate on passenger vehicles. We believe that there are significant benefits in not requiring front license plates and our reasons for this belief are briefly summarized in the paragraphs below. Firstly, eliminating the need for a front license plate will significantly reduce the Province\'s costs associated with production, storage, and accounting for the additional plate. In 2004 the province of Saskatchewan joined five other provinces who no longer require a front license plate - reportedly saving the government $370 000 per year, while helping to reduce insurance costs. See http://www.gov.sk.ca/newsnews... Secondly, the front license plate negatively affects the efficiency of the vehicle by interrupting the aerodynamics with the plate at the vehicle\'s primary point of attack. Further, many vehicles suffer further losses in efficiency with the front plate\'s blockage of large portions of the front air-intake of the vehicle, resulting in increased fuel consumption, and increased greenhouse emissions. Thirdly, unnecessary damage is sustained from minor bumper-to-bumper collisions, resulting from the front plate mounting brackets and bolts on passenger cars, which cause cracks and abrasions to the rear bumpers of the cars that they hit, which would otherwise be absorbed. This alone would save ICBC on thousands of claims per year, and reduce insurance premiums. Alberta, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and the three territories use single license plates. With British Columbia\'s population greater than 10x that of Saskatchewan, the demonstrated tax savings for the Province would be millions of dollars per year, every year. In light of the cost savings for the Province, cutting greenhouse emissions, and other positive effects, we are asking that this law be repealed. Sincerely,

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  • Darcy Clarke I believe if the law is changed, we should be refunded our $109.00 ticket amount, and it should be removed from what ever record it holds on our history.

  • Anonymous Ugly, and completely pointless as we do not have photo radar anymore.

    Save money, make the vehicle look sleek. Everyone benfits

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    Darcy Clarke

    1 month ago Comments: I believe if the law is changed, we should be refunded our $109.00 ticket amount, and it should be removed from what ever record it holds on our history.
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