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Have your plates secured this Saturday by ACT Policing

By Barcham - 22 March 2013 16

ACT Policing don’t want anyone to steal your license plates, so they’re going to secure them with tamper proof screws. My plates are secured with twigs I’ve jammed into the holes at the moment, so I might take advantage of this.

This Saturday (March 23) between 9am-1pm, motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles to Gungahlin Marketplace. ACT Policing officers will be present to fit your plates with tamper-proof screws, making it more difficult for potential thieves.
Project Safe Plate is an initiative that forms part of the broader ACT Policing Property Crime Reduction Strategy. ACT Policing has set a target of reducing motor vehicle theft by 20% and burglaries by 10% by the end of 2015.

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Have your plates secured this Saturday by ACT Policing
switch 3:26 pm 23 Mar 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Pork Hunt said :

Roundhead89 said :

Yes, but what happens when you need to take off the plates yourself, like when you upgrade to personalised plates or send the car to scrap?

You can borrow one of two sets of driver bits I have. Nothing is tamper proof. Places like Jaycar sell the bits.

Probably even bunnings as well. Any tool shop too.

It’s really not that hard to grind an ordinary screwdriver to fit, either.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 1:02 pm 23 Mar 13

Pork Hunt said :

Roundhead89 said :

Yes, but what happens when you need to take off the plates yourself, like when you upgrade to personalised plates or send the car to scrap?

You can borrow one of two sets of driver bits I have. Nothing is tamper proof. Places like Jaycar sell the bits.

Probably even bunnings as well. Any tool shop too.

Pork Hunt 5:57 pm 22 Mar 13

Roundhead89 said :

Yes, but what happens when you need to take off the plates yourself, like when you upgrade to personalised plates or send the car to scrap?

You can borrow one of two sets of driver bits I have. Nothing is tamper proof. Places like Jaycar sell the bits.

bundah 5:18 pm 22 Mar 13

FioBla said :

Will the police screw, or do you have to screw yourself?

No fun in screwing yourself when the police are offering to do the screwing.

FioBla 5:13 pm 22 Mar 13

Will the police screw, or do you have to screw yourself?

Roundhead89 4:39 pm 22 Mar 13

Yes, but what happens when you need to take off the plates yourself, like when you upgrade to personalised plates or send the car to scrap?

magiccar9 4:09 pm 22 Mar 13

FioBla said :

>motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles

Well what the hell else would we bring, just the plates themselves?

Grimm 2:55 pm 22 Mar 13

FioBla said :

>motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles

More discrimination against the cyclists.

I’ll be more than happy to attach a number plate to cyclists. Either at high speed while it’s on the car, or by using a ramset gun to attach it to their forehead. 🙂

FioBla 2:47 pm 22 Mar 13

>motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles

More discrimination against the cyclists.

devils_advocate 2:35 pm 22 Mar 13

Holden Caulfield said :

I use double-sided tape for the win (or not), haha!

Zip ties here.

shirty_bear 2:26 pm 22 Mar 13

I got mine done last time around … the rozzers on the job seemed to view it pretty much as a day off – very relaxed, no sign of any interest in doing Policing work.

Jungle Jim 2:22 pm 22 Mar 13

magiccar9 said :

I wonder if the police will be checking these plates before putting them on… Or whether they’ll help me attach some plates I punched from the poor bugger down the street…

Surely they’d be silly not to take the opportunity to run every plate there through RAPID.

Pitchka 1:40 pm 22 Mar 13

Also gives them a chance to inspect the vehicle for defects… Nicely thought out, im all for it.

magiccar9 1:20 pm 22 Mar 13

I wonder if the police will be checking these plates before putting them on… Or whether they’ll help me attach some plates I punched from the poor bugger down the street…

Holden Caulfield 12:31 pm 22 Mar 13

I use double-sided tape for the win (or not), haha!

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