Alberta rolls out new licence plates

CALGARY- The province is rolling out new licence plates, complete with a new Alberta logo, a push to the government’s website, new safety features, and no Wild Rose Country slogan.

The plates will be available next spring, and are being updated to match other jurisdictions across North America. They also include a reflective coating, making them easier to see in low light and for infrared equipment to read.

“Our current licence plate is more than 30 years old, and lacks features to help make our roads and communities safer,” said Doug Griffiths, Minister of Service Alberta, in a statement. “This new plate will make it easier for police to spot vehicles that are unregistered, uninsured, or stolen.”

Annual vehicle registration will increase by $5 to help cover the costs of the new plate. Drivers can get a new plate from the registry where they renew their registration.

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So far there are three proposed designs, and Albertans are being invited to vote for their pick. The online survey runs from July 8 to August 19.

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