Take a look at the ‘personalised’ number plates. The aim of a number plate is to provide identification for a vehicle. So what have the idiots done? In order to make a dollar they are producing number plates with colour combinations that are very difficult to read at even a short distance. Dark red on black, blue on black etc. Just read the forums and see the ‘advice’ if you want an almost invisible number plate. Get the right colour combo and buy a clear plastic cover that makes the plate invisible on an angle. I’ve got photos of a number plate on a car that I can’t read. I was parked right behind it. Is that a good way to identify a vehicle that’s just been in an accident and is fleeing? Well, we’ll just have to wait until a politician’s family member gets hit and no-one can read the number plate of the car that hit them!
The Police don’t seem to care too much because they have electronic devices in their cars that can read the plates. How often do we have cars involved in accidents that flee the scene? It seems to happen more often these days and that’s where a normal person should be able to read the plate easily. The states’ normal colour combinations are good - Black on yellow, dark red on white, blue on white are all easy to read but the colour combinations available for personalised plates reduce the distance that the plate can be identified. It’s plain wrong and the governments of this land need to stop chasing the dollars and get on with having number plates that can be read.