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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — P.E.I.’s registrar of motor autos rejected 90 requests for customized licence plates in 2022.
Additionally referred to as self-importance plates, the customized tags could be humorous, cheeky or significant, however they will’t be discriminatory, non secular or political, in response to P.E.I. laws.
In 2022, 653 requests for plates had been acquired.
The choice on which to approve is finished in session with a committee of workers.
April Gallant, senior communications officer with the Division of Transportation and Infrastructure, advised SaltWire Community on Jan. 10 that the registrar wasn’t accessible for an interview however did present some info on the method.
She mentioned some requests are rejected when the P.E.I. laws usually are not adopted.
However the committee additionally consults websites corresponding to City Dictionary to make sure the plate is just not slang for something inappropriate.
“Making certain the plate is respectful, doesn’t promote violence, discrimination or unlawful actions and doesn’t comprise non secular messaging or sexual or obscene language could be a few of the issues we’d think about,’’ mentioned an announcement from the division issued by way of Gallant.
“Moreover, the appliance could be evaluated for a way clear the mix of letters and numbers are collectively, as licence plates are an vital software for identification.’’
The division’s assertion additionally indicated a few of the committee’s work could be subjective, however that it’s assured within the course of and, general, doesn’t obtain many complaints on purposes which are denied.
Workers sometimes would contact the applicant, clarify the rationale for the choice and provides them the choice to submit one thing else.
Inside the software, people are in a position to submit as much as three choices for consideration within the occasion their major alternative is rejected.
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• The price of getting a personalised plate in P.E.I. is $100, plus HST, with a renewal price of $30, plus HST.
Dave Stewart is a reporter with SaltWire Community in Prince Edward Island. He could be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @DveStewart