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Old 04-09-2019, 06:17 PM
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interesting. first I have heard of this!
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Encouraging. Will wait to install new bumper!
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:15 PM
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"If you eliminate half the license plates in the province you'll eliminate half the opportunities for us to be able to identify people involved in crime," said Jeff McGuire, executive director of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police/Keystone Cops.

Yeah okay because half of the criminals got away because they only had one plate on the getaway car. Oh please.
I suppose then if a thief only steals one of your plates, you've got nothing to worry about.

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Originally Posted by wc11 View Post
"If you eliminate half the license plates in the province you'll eliminate half the opportunities for us to be able to identify people involved in crime," said Jeff McGuire, executive director of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police/Keystone Cops.

Yeah okay because half of the criminals got away because they only had one plate on the getaway car. Oh please.
I suppose then if a thief only steals on of your plates, you've got nothing to worry about.
Won't somebody please think of the children
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by moab View Post
interesting. first I have heard of this!
Really? First you headed of it?? I just told everyone here I emailed the Minister and Mr. Ford last week. What did you expect?? I don’t mess around! ;-)
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Originally Posted by moab View Post
interesting. first I have heard of this!
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:45 AM
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Jeff McGuire, executive director of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, says getting rid of "half of the licence plates in the province" will "eliminate half the opportunities for us to be able to identify people involved in crime."
Is this guy taking crazy pills? I don't get this argument at all. Are there really that many criminals trying to get away driving in reverse?
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Old 04-10-2019, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by uniquenamehere View Post
Is this guy taking crazy pills? I don't get this argument at all. Are there really that many criminals trying to get away driving in reverse?
The explanation is simple. Police patrol vehicles are in fact rolling hi tech machines that among other things are fitted with forward and rearward looking cameras. The cameras are designed to read license plates and software automatically ‘beeps’ when a stolen plate is recorded.
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He is still suggesting that without front plates, that half the criminals are not identified. His words.

It's not just about locating stolen plates though.
I guess the provinces or states for that matter with one plate have double the crime rate? Not.
Besides, the cop can make a uturn and follow you.
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All of this assumes criminals drive towards the police. It also assumes the police do nothing but check licence plates. Things like make, model, description of driver are probably just as important as plate or partial plate number.
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Originally Posted by wc11 View Post
He is still suggesting that without front plates, that half the criminals are not identified. His words.

It's not just about locating stolen plates though.
I guess the provinces or states for that matter with one plate have double the crime rate? Not.
Besides, the cop can make a uturn and follow you.
Same police argument that if guns are banned, there will be no gun crimes. *waves magic wand*
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Based on that logic, no vehicles involved in any organized criminal activity should ever have had a front plate. I mean, who in their right mind wouldn't remove a few screws to increase their chance of escape by 50%?
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Police have been saying this for 50 years. Let's help the concerned license plate police then. Since more is obviously more - and taking away front plates will make all the criminals (half anyway) get away...then let's just make a rule that every car in Ontario has a light beacon the size of an acorn on the roof that is lit up green 100% of the time 24/7 and whenever that light burns out or is not turned on, we fine the owner. More tax dollars. And, any car which is stolen or used in any accident, or missing person, that the reported car light goes off and flashes red. This will allow citizens to know who is doing something they should not be doing, and contact the police. Then maybe we can get rid of the front plate.
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Originally Posted by wc11 View Post
He is still suggesting that without front plates, that half the criminals are not identified. His words.

It's not just about locating stolen plates though.
I guess the provinces or states for that matter with one plate have double the crime rate? Not.
Besides, the cop can make a uturn and follow you.
By this logic we'll have to put number plates on the sides - it will double the number of criminals they catch!!
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