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Resolution 6-00S

Front Vehicle Licence Plate

January 1, 2000
Expiry Date:
March 31, 2003
Active Status:
Vote Results:

WHEREAS school bus operators (within our municipalities) are experiencing increasing difficulty in identifying the vehicle plate number when a highway traffic offence occurs involving a school bus (such as passing the school bus when the flashing lights are activated);AND WHEREAS the placement of licence plates on vehicles is essential in identifying the registered owners of those vehicles;AND WHEREAS the requirement to display a front licence plate on vehicles was eliminated in 1992;AND WHEREAS the absence of a front licence plate has hampered law enforcement practices, as the presence of these licence plates formerly played an important role in enhancing safety and crime prevention by allowing for easier identification of vehicles;AND WHEREAS the additional cost of requiring a front license plate would be minimal when considered over the 10- to 12-year life of a typical licence plate;

Operative Clause:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties request the Alberta government to reinstate the requirement for two (2) licence plates to be issued for each motor vehicle of which one shall be attached to the front and one to the rear of the vehicle.

Member Background:

None provided.

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