Transparent License Plate Covers will be Illegal
They interfere with the new photo radar systems.
Starting Aug. 19, Quebec drivers could be fined $200 to $1000 for having them.
So if you have them, get rid of them!
That's stupid!! It had to happen first in Quebec, once again!!!
How the hell are you now supposed to protect your license plates from wear n' tear?
Like the rest of us who don't want to put one of those stupid covers on our plates...spray the hell out of it with clear lacquer
Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
What if i'm from Saskatchewan & i happen to be driving in Quebec? Will they charge me if they see that i have a transparent plate cover over my licence plate? Will i have to remove them prior to leaving Kelvington?
Hello everyone, firstly, nothing, I say nothing can hide the numbers of your plates ........... nothing. Tests were made and spray you vaporize on the plate, or the film of plastic etc, don't work. they are simply ""gadgets."" Keep your money in your pockets.
All products ""supposed ""to works were tested..................
The radar is very very sophisticated, i don't know if you have seen the t.v. program Myth Buster, the guys are tested all the products and more and nothing work...........
My answer above was for protecting your plates. Doc, with all those sandstorms in your area im shocked you don't have your entire car clearcoated
Protect your plate? Why?
My first plate lasted 20 years and could have lasted longer if I didn't purchased a second car before selling the one it was on. I had to plate the second car while the first one was still plated.
Plate covers can actually be worst on the plate longevity as it traps moisture and whatever road salt that could seep-in. A plate without any cover or borders is likely to last as long as one who have some kind of cover, if not longer because the plate can dry-out and dirt can wash-off easier.
Now, we have those stupid "smoked" plate covers, those tinted ones, yellow, blue, red... Now that's stupid and makes the plate harder to read. I doubt many peoples with a clear cover will get pulled-over. If the cop see the plate, the camera will also so, no reason to stop a guy with a clear cover, even if theoretically, it will be illegal.
At that point, it will be the discussion as "does it really impair the visibility?" and whatever plate cover will be deemed not guilty, as long as it isn't blatant like, rendering the plate barely readable to the naked eye.
Just look at all the stupid mufflers laws: even if you can ear the "powerful motorist" (in his head...) coming from 1km away, the cops will likely loose the case in court because there's nothing allowing them to actually measure the sound level. All the noisy guy have to say is "I purchased it like that from the dealer" and have a statement from the dealer that the muffler wasn't tampered with.
Some people live in areas where there's a lot of bugs when driving at night, and others live in areas where there are sandstorms, which all slowly damage the licence plate. And gravel roads.....
Originally Posted by metoo4
Not that many sandstorms in Québec and we don't have a front plate so, no gravel road or bugs problems.
I have never had a problem with my plate with wear and tear or rusting
I support the new law
You are a Pussy. (That is not necessarily an insult as I love pussies.)
Originally Posted by master_bates
On Westminister, the speed limit is 30km/hr. Why? Local merchants lobbied for it so passing cars would see their shops. I got a speeding ticket there while I was recklessly following traffic at 40 km/hr.
The continuation of University to the South Shore has a speed limit of 70 km/hr. It is a three lane highway!
My prediction is that there are people (who are in my opinion) driving sensibly who are going to open their mailboxes one day and find 10 $300 tickets accumulated during their last week of driving courtesy of Photo Radar.
Last edited by anon_vlad; 08-05-2009 at 10:04 PM.
Your prediction doesn't hold water: if the cover hides the plate enough to disturb the photo radar, it won't see the plate so, they won't send any tickets. If they see the plate properly, they won't know there's a cover so, no ticket because of the cover.
Originally Posted by anon_vlad
I guess I didn't explain properly. I meant that once the trial period for Photo Radar is over, people will be getting speeding tickets (not tickets for hiding plates) in the mail and lots of them.
Originally Posted by metoo4
Last edited by anon_vlad; 08-05-2009 at 10:06 PM.