Number Plate Covers

It is against the law to operate a vehicle on a highway unless the number plate displayed on the vehicle is attached and fastened as required by the Highway Safety Act.

(1.1) Subject to subsection (2), the number plate issued for a motor vehicle shall be attached to the rear thereof.

(2) The number plate issued for a truck-tractor shall be attached to the front thereof.

(3) Every number plate shall at all times be securely fastened in a horizontal position to the vehicle for which it is issued so as to prevent the plate from swinging and at a height of not less than 300 mm from the ground measuring from the bottom of such plate, in a place and position clearly visible and legible and shall be maintained free from foreign materials.

It is against the law to operate a vehicle on the highway if any covering, sticker or other thing conceals, or reduces the legibility of any information on the vehicle’s number plate.

 (3.1) No person shall operate a vehicle on a highway if the number plate displayed on the vehicle is covered, in whole or in part, by any covering, device, sticker, inscription, sign or other thing placed on or around the number plate which conceals, or reduces the legibility of, or any information contained on the number plate, including the registration expiration sticker.

Consult the Highway Traffic Acfor the official copy of the rules pertaining to the display of number plates on vehicles.

Published date: 
November 23, 2015
Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy

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