News — Licence Plates

Are Licence Plate Covers Illegal?

Posted by Alan MacDonald on

Illegal licence plate covers? Is the OPP cracking down on car owners who use license plate covers? The law is clear, sort of – licence plate covers are NOT illegal, but you could still get a ticket if you have one.  LICENCE PLATE COVER LAW Section 13 (2) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) indicates that every number plate shall not be obstructed and must be plainly visible at all times. Number plate to be kept clean(2) Every number plate shall be kept free from dirt and obstruction and shall be affixed so that the entire number plate, including the numbers, is plainly...

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What should I do if my Ontario licence plate is peeling?

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What should I do if my Ontario licence plate is peeling?

If your licence plate looks like this, you are advised to visit a Service Ontario location to have it replaced. My Ontario licence plate is peeling. What should I do? If your licence plate is less than five years old, they will replace it free By Mike Pearson - Stoney Creek News Ontario licence plates must be kept clean and free of obstruction by any device that prevents digits from being accurately photographed, under Section 13(1) of the Highway Traffic Act. But what should you do if the outer layer of your plate is bubbling or peeling, making it difficult to read?...

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Warning! Are Your Ontario Licence Plates Illegal?

Posted by Robert McJannett on

Warning! Are Your Ontario Licence Plates Illegal?

Ontario Historic Licence Plate CRACKDOWN Street Rods and Hot Rods shouldn't have Historic Plates It appears the the police have decided to clamp down on the use of Historic Licence Plates in Ontario. I have already heard from a couple of folks who have been pulled over.  Vehicles more than 30 years old and substantially unchanged since manufacture may qualify for a "Historic" registration. Annual fees are much lower ($18 vs $120) for a passenger car in 2017, but Historic Vehicles may not be used as conventional transportation. Ontario Highway Traffic Act - Historic Vehicle Plates Here is the information that...

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