No more rego stickers

Submitted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 20:15
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Just read in the local paper (Brisbane) that Qld is looking into doing away with rego stickers. According to the paper WA already doesn't have stickers. The idea is it will save $2m, and that the police can use number plate recognition technology to check cars are registered as they pass by.
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 20:18

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 20:18
Gidday

WA still has stickers, it was announced on Sunday they will be not be issued after January 1 next year.

Cheers

Rocco
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 20:54

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 20:54
Fat lot of good that will do.

I could quote about 200 unregistered cars in the area I lived in and the cops couldnt care less.

The one I spoke to just shrugged his shoulders.

Only make a difference if they change their attitude



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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 22:55

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 22:55
It will still save money and hassle Graham. If the local wallopers are ambivalent, then the money will be well saved.
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Reply By: NigeB - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 21:30

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 21:30
Just been in NT News that the territory is looking at following suit.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 22:45

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 22:45
A good move, and i am looking forward to it being implemented. Particularly useful when we are travelling as i pay on line, but when going away, have to pre pay the licences so i can get the sticker before we leave.

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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 07:02

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 07:02
I'm with you Motherhen! This will make travelling a whole lot easier. I take it that WA also does not require annual rego inspections like in Qld? This is what makes it possible here I feel whereas it creates another problem for those states that have the annual inspection system.

We have a 5 year licence here that can be renewed on line as well so technically you can travel for 10 years before they want another mug shot.

Hope all's well on the farm and the chance of getting away this year.

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Reply By: Member No 1- Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 07:55

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 07:55
Some time ago I posted subject of the authorities trialling number plate recognition cameras here in SA ( between adelaide and Pt Agusta) the info of which came from a prior top employee of motor registarion I do recall him mentioning some thing about SA wanting to do away with rego stickers as well

seem the way it is heading
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 09:08

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 09:08
I remember No.1 and I think it is just a small step from enforcing rego payments to speed and other infringements using this technology.

I seem to remember some futuristic sub show (Roy Snyder was the character - years ago) where the captain was riding (speeding) his motor bike and through the radio came a message that he had been done for speeding. The message continued to tell him that his bank balance had been reduced accordingly. I know it was only scifi but these subtle changes will provide the ability to do this in the near future.

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Reply By: Sea-Dog - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:00

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:00
Bugger! I use my rego sticker to cover over a chip in my windscreen! lol
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 11:51

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 11:51
now you can use an explorOz sticker...

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Follow Up By: Miss Jo - Toad Keeper - Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 09:32

Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 09:32
Oh that's good signman!
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Reply By: Member - Paul Mac (VIC) - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:03

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:03
The police have been running number plate recognition camera's in Melbourne for several months.

One camera set up near the corner of Dorset Road and Ferntree Gully Road was so effective there was a traffic jam created with police pulling over so many vehicles.

The camera recognition takes less than a second to pick up whether your rego has been paid or whether the vehicle has outstanding traffic offences recorded.

Amazing technology.

Thankfully it might stop someone without a licence or an unregistered vehicle from being involved in accidents.

Its a good start anyways.
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 14:29

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 14:29
Hmmm good idea. Should save fuel.... less weight to carry.
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Reply By: Dremus - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 19:17

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 19:17
More beer and prawns at the police christmas party!
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Reply By: Inkbandit79 - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 20:12

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 20:12
I would love to know how they work interstate? as i know what the melbourne coppers would do if they saw my cruiser with W.A. plates on chucking laps on Chappel St on a friday night, hoon law and confiscation of my fourby, the bastards
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 22:57

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 22:57
All the no plate databases are linked AFAIK
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