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Abolition of Ontario's Front License Plate

10,957 Signatures Goal: 10,000


Honourable Glen Murray
Ontario Minister ofTransportation
3rd Floor, Ferguson Block
77 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1Z8

We, the Undersigned, petition the Province of Ontario 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 and three territories 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/news?newsId=ab1aa0e1-02a5-4b5f-b5a7-aa9e74926194 .

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 loses in efficiency with the front plate's blockage of large portions of the front air-intake of the vehicle.

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. Alberta, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and the three territories use single license plates.

The front license plate is redundant, so much so that only a single licensing sticker is sent out to validate the vehicle's licensing. The 407 as the only toll highway Ontario does not use the front plate for validation. Further drivers from other Provinces with a single plate are freely permitted to drive on Ontario roads, without any concerns for being less safe. Motorcycles do not need front plates.

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cost savings for the Province, cutting greenhouse emissions, and other positive effects, we are asking that this law be repealed.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,

Sponsor

www.nofrontplate.ca

Links

https://twitter.com/nofrontplate
http://www.pinterest.com/NoFrontPlate/
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=fff558b8-21ab-4dba-8897-89a673ba6959&p=1
http://www.canada.com/story.html?id=0ce642b7-af36-41b4-b67b-c5166eaeac3f

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"Frnot Plates a Pricey Eyesore." National Post http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=fff558b8-21ab-4dba-8897-89a673ba6959&p=1

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  • David
    David Canada, Kanata
    Aug 20, 2016
    Aug 20, 2016
    We must get rid of the front plate.
  • Victor c
    Victor c Canada, Kitchener
    Aug 14, 2016
    1
    Aug 14, 2016
    I agree.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug 08, 2016
    Aug 08, 2016
    In effort to reduce cost gov. costs and increase aerodynamic efficiency of both electric vehicles and internal combustion engine vehicles, I am for the abolition of Ontario's Front License Plate.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug 06, 2016
    Aug 06, 2016
    Agreed
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