Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Have your plates secured this Saturday by ACT Policing

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.


What's Your Opinion?


Please login to post your comments, or connect with
16 Responses to Have your plates secured this Saturday by ACT Policing
Filter
Order
Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 6:14 pm 23 Mar 13

I would of thought the police would have more important things to do rather than screwing numberplates on cars. I think they would be better off to sub-contract that job out to some other agency.

switch 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 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 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 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 FioBla 5:13 pm 22 Mar 13

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

Roundhead89 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 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 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 FioBla 2:47 pm 22 Mar 13

>motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles

More discrimination against the cyclists.

devils_advocate 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 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 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 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 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 Holden Caulfield 12:31 pm 22 Mar 13

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

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2020 Region Group Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
the-riotact.com | riotact.com.cn | aboutregional.com.au | b2bmagazine.com.au | thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site