Manitoba Public Insurance scrapping licence plate stickers
Starting in March MPI will no longer issue plate validation stickers
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New technology has made the small rectangular stickers applied to the bottom corners of licence plates, obsolete.
Police are now equipped with scanners that instantly read licence plate numbers and determine the registration status of vehicles on the road, said the province.
The new system is easier for drivers as well, said Ward Keith, chief product officer with Manitoba Public Insurance.
"Our customers will also find it more convenient to not have to apply stickers to their licence plates," he said in the release.
For drivers who renew their Autopac policies after February 29, they will receive a blank sticker to cover up their outdated registration stickers, said Keith.
MPI staggers its renewal system every five years so the province said the sticker transition will be fully completed by March 1, 2021.