The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport invites all license plate manufacturers to an important meeting on Friday 21st October, 2022 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Department’s conference room at Union.
This meeting is aimed at reviewing the provisions of Saint Lucia’s Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act (Cap. 8.01) relating to the operations of license plate manufacturers, especially section 193 (c) and (d) which authorise the Minister to make regulations to prescribe:
(c) the form of license plates to be fixed on motor vehicles and trailers in respect of registration and licensing and the sizes and colours of the letters and figures thereon and the manner of displaying such plates;
(d) providing for the licensing of persons who make license plates for sale.
The DIPT looks forward to your attendance and participation at this important meeting.
SOURCE: Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport
About time. Especially the bikes with small plates which are not legible. Also the fancy writing which one has to guess if its a number or letter. In my humble opinion a form should be completed along with a copy of a druvers licence attached and kept on file to be perused by the authorities on a regular basis.
endless talk and no action!!! Or action for a little while, then back to square one! about 5 years ago, i remember there was enforcement and all fonts were standardized ( size, thickness etc). Then gradually , you started seeing fonts big as my head–some small like bible prints, some cursive, some may even be upside down, “maybe” – the point is there are laws and it is sad that they are not enforced. I disagree with having this meeting– just start charging people (maybe me too) and let them figure out what is right under the law!!
i dont see to much of an issue with the big ones the reason i say this is at least it is visible that any police can see from a mile away but the personalized number plates i have a issue with as well there are people with them and it has some cursive handwriting you cant even recognize what it is saying even if it is big. I am not sure since it is a personalized one and you pay for it annually this standard of fonts dont apply to it
In the first place – the GOVERNMENT institution should be the entity issuing licence plates, and should not have been a private enterprise.
This would surely keep the vehicle licence plates “uniform” as well as PREVENTING duplicate licence plates on “lawless” vehicles. When you are issued your licence, your licence plate is also issued to you. At the same time, this should be cheaper than what the private licence plate vendors provide.
Again – SLU is 50 years behind on a lot of issues, policies and “business”.
Making license plates, should have always been in the domain of a government entity. Standardization and security demands that. Now that the country is facing its biggest security threat, printing plates must be controlled.