Proper Display of Licence Plates

DriveSmartBC LogoThe humble licence plate has but one job, positively identifying the vehicle it is attached to. Without license plates, how would we know who owned the vehicle? How would you complain about an erratic driver or report your stolen vehicle? Intersection Safety Camera (ISC) enforcement and Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) would be stymied and even the lowly parking ticket would have difficulty.

Most B.C. vehicles are issued with two licence plates. Also called number plates, these must be attached "one plate to the front and one plate to the rear of the vehicle."

In some cases, ICBC will only issue one plate. Motorcycles, trailers and demonstration plates would be the three most common examples of this that come to mind.

Continue reading...