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Drivers blow new license plates in Canada as “completely unreadable” at night after the design change

Drivers blow new license plates in Canada as ‘completely unreadable’ at night after the switch to blue and white design

  • Government ministers are forced to defend the records after a number of Twitter users, including a police officer, have raised the issue
  • The plates were released earlier this month and are blue with white numbers
  • An earlier design had dark numbers and letters on a white background
  • “We have absolute faith in our records,” said a minister
  • But an officer asked, “Did anyone consult with the police before the new Ontario license plates were designed and produced? They are almost unreadable ‘
  • Others also pointed to the defect and shared even more images of the illegible plates

Drivers in Canada slammed new license plates in Ontario at night as ‘completely illegible’ after switching to a blue and white design.

Government ministers have been forced to defend the style after a number of Twitter users, including a police officer, have raised the issue.

The office of minister of government and consumer services, Lisa Thompson, told CTV news: “We have been pointed out that some Ontarians are concerned about readability with the naked eye under certain lighting conditions.”

The plates were released earlier this month and are blue with white numbers and letters. The previous design had dark numbers and letters on a white background.

Thompson had previously defended the plates questioned by other politicians by telling them: ‘These plates work. People like them. We have absolute faith in our plates. ”

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Drivers in Canada, including this police officer, slammed new license plates in Ontario 'completely illegible' at night after switching to a blue and white design

Drivers in Canada, including this police officer, slammed new license plates in Ontario ‘completely illegible’ at night after switching to a blue and white design

The plates were released earlier this month and are blue with white numbers and letters. The previous design had dark numbers and letters on a white background

The plates were released earlier this month and are blue with white numbers and letters. The previous design had dark numbers and letters on a white background

The plates were released earlier this month and are blue with white numbers and letters. The previous design had dark numbers and letters on a white background

It comes after the Kingston Sgt police. Steve Koopman posted an image of one sign on Twitter with the details barely legible.

He wrote: ‘Okay, this was out of service in a relatively well-lit parking lot with my headlights on.

“Did anyone consult with the police before the new Ontario license plates were designed and produced? They are virtual [sic] unreadable at night. ‘

A Twitter user drove through a parking garage to illustrate how difficult the signs are to read

A Twitter user drove through a parking garage to illustrate how difficult the signs are to read

A Twitter user drove through a parking garage to illustrate how difficult the signs are to read

Testing shows how the numbers and letters on the plate seem to disappear in the dark

Testing shows how the numbers and letters on the plate seem to disappear in the dark

Testing shows how the numbers and letters on the plate seem to disappear in the dark

Other users also pointed to the error, shared other images of the plates and wrote: “Has anyone else noticed that the newly designed @ ONgov license plates are totally unreadable at night?

‘Submitted screen capture from a 1080P dash camera. May be a problem for the GTA police in the future. “

Another said: “Wondering which genius has decided to change the album to blue?”

While an user drove through a parking lot to illustrate how difficult they are to read.

But the Thompson office insisted: ‘The government has consulted with key stakeholders, including our law enforcement partners, to test the readability, reflectivity and functionality of the new design with high resolution plates.

“We take this feedback seriously, value the input of drivers from Ontario and law enforcement stakeholders and are currently investigating this.”

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