News Release - October 2, 2012
SASKATCHEWAN LICENCE PLATES ARE GOING STICKERLESS
Effective November 1, 2012, SGI will no longer be issuing licence plate stickers.
"SGI is committed to streamlining processes for customers and maximizing efficiencies," Minister responsible for SGI Donna Harpauer said. "Eliminating stickers will both save money and make it simpler for customers to renew their plates. Law enforcement no longer relies on licence plate stickers to indicate valid vehicle registration, so the stickers really don't serve a purpose anymore."
Eliminating stickers will result in annual savings of $100,000, which will be redirected to support traffic safety enforcement technology, such as Automatic Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) equipment.
"The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police supports this initiative to redirect monies saved by this change in administration," Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police President Chief Troy Hagen said. "By redirecting the associated savings into investments such as ALPRs, public safety will be enhanced."
SGI sends all motorists registration renewal reminders by letter or email and offers registration renewals at any motor licence issuing office, online through MySGI, by mail or phone.
Over the next year customers will receive blank stickers upon renewal to cover existing stickers.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of more than 400 motor licence issuers across the province. Customers can now do some transactions online. Look for the MySGI link under Online Services on your motor licence issuer's website or at www.sgi.sk.ca.
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