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Say goodbye to your rego sticker

By johnboy 27 June 2013 52

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Simon Corbell is ramming home the point that from 1 July you won’t have a registration stickers in the windows of your cars.

“Registration labels will be scrapped for vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Mass of up to 4.5 tonnes which includes the majority of cars, light trailers, caravans, motorbikes and light buses on ACT roads,” Mr Corbell said.

“The ACT Government is committed to ensuring our processes are smoother and more convenient for the community.

“Abolishing registration labels will mean less time spent waiting at shopfronts, as registration payments can be made online, by telephone, mail, or through BPAY or Australia Post with no need to collect a label.

“All other aspects of the registration process will remain the same. Drivers will still receive registration certificates and renewal reminders will continue to be sent out approximately six weeks before the registration expires.

“Police are now able to use on-the-spot camera technology to check a vehicle’s registration status so the labels are no longer required.

Protective parents on the other hand won’t have a quick reference to see the cars their kids are getting in are legit.


UPDATE: There’s also a fact sheet.

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goggles13 6:58 am 02 Jul 13

Tetranitrate said :

gooterz said :

goggles13 said :

I would like all ACT Govt notices (e.g. rego renewal and rates) come to me via email. How hard would this be to setup? would have to be cheaper.

Email is totally insecure

Well yeah, but the mail isn’t that amazing either.
As far as reminders or notices for rates/rego go, there’s not that much fraud that can be done with BPay details. They’d just need to be relatively smart about what’s in the email.

I wouldn’t mind if someone hacked into my email and paid my bills through BPay!

Erg0 12:05 pm 01 Jul 13

johnboy said :

You could buy a packet of post it notes from the supermarket?

I was in WA just after this change was introduced there, and noticed a lot of advertisements for unofficial rego stickers that you could put on your car to (presumably) remind you of your expiry date. It’s amazing what people will pay money for.

qbngeek 12:01 pm 01 Jul 13

gooterz said :

goggles13 said :

I would like all ACT Govt notices (e.g. rego renewal and rates) come to me via email. How hard would this be to setup? would have to be cheaper.

Email is totally insecure

I promise you that it is harder to get into my email then to get to my snail mail, which sits in an unlocked letterbox (that doesn’t close properly anyway) on a quiet street in a country town and gets put there about 10:30am and sits there until I get home at 6:30pm-ish.

My main email on the other hand has a 24 character password that is made of a string of letters, numbers and special characters based on an algorithm that I made up for myself and is unique to every other password I use. It is also not written down anywhere or stored in a password lockbox program or any of my browsers (I only browse email in incognito mode with no cookies). Same rules apply for my internet banking accounts.

Being secure online is not hard. I don’t use public computers and I use a VPN when I am on public wifi. Keeping your mail secure is next to impossible without a big outlay or serious measures to ensure security.

devils_advocate 10:52 am 01 Jul 13

I have a number of cars myself, and I find rego stickers an invaluable way of keeping track of which ones are registered at any given time.

I also find it useful for keeping track of the registration of vehicles that I regularly drive, but which are primarily used by family members.

In theory there are ways I could get around this – phone up canberra connect, be extra careful to hold onto the paperwork/reciepts etc – but none are as convenient as having a semi-permanent sticker affixed in an easily visible place. I commonly check rego when I step into a car that I’m driving.

Even if rego stickers are no longer required, will we be able to get them from the shopfront still?

harvyk1 10:01 am 01 Jul 13

Sticker is gone… My rego only expired the other day, given I didn’t drive the car over the weekend I didn’t see the need to place the new sticker on the windscreen for the car to sit in my driveway…

I have to be honest, I never look at the sticker of a car I’m about to get into. I do believe it is a reasonable assumption that if the car is been driven on the road, then the owner has registered their car. I know that it’s not a 100% certainty of course, but…

Also when I was younger, I thought nothing of driving my mates car. I again never asked if their car was registered as it was sort of a given IMHO…

Postalgeek 9:48 am 01 Jul 13

johnboy said :

Well in this scenario look at your watch and note the location for the total tracking system to lock the culprit,

Even better ping an offence in on your phone via the police app we should have had two years ago…

I don’t think the identification of a vehicle should be dependent on whether someone has a specific piece of equipment on them, be it a scanner, an accurate time piece, or a smart phone loaded with a particular app.

Postalgeek 11:41 pm 30 Jun 13

magiccar9 said :

Some food for thought. Do we need rego stickers AND number plates at all? I mean, who/what are the systems that use them… fixed and mobile speed cameras, red light cameras, police patrols. Couldn’t we achieve a lot more by having a simple e-tag like system that has a unique identifier in it? That way speed cameras could detect a simple signal from the device (already working on NSW motorways) to identify vehicles. Similarly police patrols could have a mobile scanner of the same sort to check the usual details of the vehicle. This would also make it significantly more difficult for thieves interested in number plates.

Would a system like this work? Ignoring the obvious argument of dollars.

I guess as long as all members of the public have scanners fitted to their cars so they can identify the person who just hit them and failed to stop…

    johnboy 11:57 pm 30 Jun 13

    Well in this scenario look at your watch and note the location for the total tracking system to lock the culprit,

    Even better ping an offence in on your phone via the police app we should have had two years ago…

magiccar9 11:01 pm 30 Jun 13

Some food for thought. Do we need rego stickers AND number plates at all? I mean, who/what are the systems that use them… fixed and mobile speed cameras, red light cameras, police patrols. Couldn’t we achieve a lot more by having a simple e-tag like system that has a unique identifier in it? That way speed cameras could detect a simple signal from the device (already working on NSW motorways) to identify vehicles. Similarly police patrols could have a mobile scanner of the same sort to check the usual details of the vehicle. This would also make it significantly more difficult for thieves interested in number plates.

Would a system like this work? Ignoring the obvious argument of dollars.

Tetranitrate 6:22 pm 30 Jun 13

gooterz said :

goggles13 said :

I would like all ACT Govt notices (e.g. rego renewal and rates) come to me via email. How hard would this be to setup? would have to be cheaper.

Email is totally insecure

Well yeah, but the mail isn’t that amazing either.
As far as reminders or notices for rates/rego go, there’s not that much fraud that can be done with BPay details. They’d just need to be relatively smart about what’s in the email.

gooterz 1:30 pm 30 Jun 13

goggles13 said :

I would like all ACT Govt notices (e.g. rego renewal and rates) come to me via email. How hard would this be to setup? would have to be cheaper.

Email is totally insecure

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