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Hundreds of City drivers benefit from Project Safe Plate

By 2 June 2014 4

More than 300 Canberra drivers are better protected against number plate theft after ACT Policing’s Project Safe Plate was conducted over the weekend (Saturday May 31).

During a four hour fitting operation in the City, police re-secured the number plates of 301 resident’s vehicles, up from 176 vehicles last year, with special one-way screws designed to reduce the prevalence of plate theft.

Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers, who came along to assist members, said it was an impressive effort and one which hopefully will be measured in a reduced number of plate thefts in the future.

“Every number plate theft we can prevent has the potential to further reduce crime in the ACT,” Assistant Commissioner Lammers said.

“I think the community recognises that they can make a big difference in assisting us to drive down other crimes such as petrol drive-offs, burglaries and traffic offences.”

Police also handed out free ice-scrapers designed to remove frost from car windscreens which were very popular with motorists.

Assistant Commissioner Lammers joined AFP recruits, police members from City Police station and Volunteers in Policing on the day.

Project Safe Plate events will be held throughout the year by each ACT Policing police station, with Gungahlin Police Station to hold the event next on Saturday June 21. http://www.police.act.gov.au/community/community-events.aspx

(ACT Policing Media Release)

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4 Responses to Hundreds of City drivers benefit from Project Safe Plate
#1
curmudgery3:59 pm, 02 Jun 14

Couldn’t these one-way screws also be handed out at the ACT Shopfronts when they issue new plates?

I suppose a standard thread would be too much to hope for from the motor vehicle industry but if the more common size (?) was offered to motorists at the Shopfronts, that would add something to the effort against plate theft.

It could be justified organisationally as (a) assisting the police and (b) a staff workload reduction tactic.

#2
rommeldog568:40 pm, 02 Jun 14

What happens if u want to change your number plates after u have the one way screws fitted ? Does that mean that u have to sell your front and rear bumper bars along with the number plates permanently attached to them ???

#3
switch10:27 pm, 02 Jun 14

rommeldog56 said :

What happens if u want to change your number plates after u have the one way screws fitted ? Does that mean that u have to sell your front and rear bumper bars along with the number plates permanently attached to them ???

One-way screws are not impossible to undo, just a bit tedious…

#4
gazket4:15 pm, 03 Jun 14

It just means the thief uses a crowbar to pry the plate off and you get more damage to your car from the plates been stolen . So instead of missing a few screws, your up for paint and panel repair as well.

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