Friday, September 5, 2008
This car owner snipped the excess metal from his front license plate, leaving only the bare basics:
Obviously there's a fuel savings by removing excess weight. Perhaps it also reduces the return signal from a radar gun? Or foils the new automatic license-plate scanners being used by the RCMP and other police departments, to which some object?
Maybe the car owner prefers to drive around without displaying a government slogan on his car. If he is ever ticketed, it would make for an interesting court case: can the provincial government require citizens to display government slogans on their vehicles?
As it stands, most people don't object to driving around with "Beautiful British Columbia" stamped into their license plates. But what if the slogan was changed to "The Best Place on Earth"?