Manitoba Public Insurance is doing away with licence plate validation stickers effective March 1.
The auto insurer says police vehicles are equipped with such technology that the stickers are no longer required to validate a driver’s registration.
“The elimination of stickers was the result of collaborative discussions with police agencies, and will result in reduced costs to the corporation, which will in turn, benefit rate payers,” said Ward Keith with MPI. “Our customers will also find it more convenient to not have to apply stickers to their licence plates.”
Keith says motorists who renew their Autopac policies will be issued blank stickers to cover up existing stickers. Those who are issued new plates won’t be required to affix any stickers to it.
Due to MPI’s staggered, five-year renewal system, the sticker transition will be fully completed by March 1, 2021.