Mount Isa Police to crack down on illegible number plates

DRIVER WARNING: Police say they are on the lookout for the many vehicles in Mount Isa that are not meeting requirements for number plates.
DRIVER WARNING: Police say they are on the lookout for the many vehicles in Mount Isa that are not meeting requirements for number plates.

Mount Isa Road Policing have identified that a significant number of motor vehicles within Mount Isa are not meeting requirements with respect to number plates.

If you know this applies to you, then this is your chance to get your number plates in order, before you cop a fine.

This is what Mount Isa Road Policing say they will be looking for:

Two number plates – if you drive on Queensland roads your vehicle should display official number plates and if the vehicle has been issued two number plates, both plates should be attached to the vehicle;

If you drive on Queensland roads your vehicle should display official number plates and if the vehicle has been issued two number plates, both plates should be attached to the vehicle

In good condition and legible – not just for the speed camera, legible number plates assist police in the event that your vehicle is stolen. Any covering on a number plate should be, clear, clean, not tinted and non-reflective. Over time the characters on a number plate can become hard to read due to exposure to the weather and general wear and tear;

Unobscured – Your number plate should not be obscured by any other item on your vehicle, such as a tow bar, spare tyre or the tray of a vehicle, if it is the number plate should be moved so that it is visible; and

Plates must be legible.

Plates must be legible.

Altered or defaced number plates – if your number plate has been altered or defaced in any way, get it replaced with new number plates.

What can you do now?

New and replacement number plates can be obtained from Transport and Main Roads;

The cost of replacing number plates with a different number is $29.20, or if you wish to keep the same number and style the cost is $100.80;

If your number plates are missing, illegible, obscured, or are not attached as required, you can be fined; and

It is the responsibility of the driver, owner of the vehicle to ensure the number plates are kept in good condition and that they are clearly legible.