first_img ‹ Previous Next › The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. When approached about that counterpoint, a Durham Regional Police spokesperson told CTV News Toronto the issue was being forwarded to the fleet division. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS New Ontario license plates under fire for apparently being hard to readThe fact that the frames are literally everywhere in Ontario, including on some Ontario police vehicles, didn’t stop the officer from issuing the ticket, which is technically to the law. “They had plate frames,” said Giordano, referring to police cruisers with the same type of plastic plate cover. “I’ve seen seven of them on the road with the exact type of plate frame.” These 10 custom licence plates were taken back after the DMV got wise Hands up if you’ve got a plastic frame around your license plate.Thanks for identifying yourselves, criminals! Now round ‘em up, officers!OK, so that’s not quite what’s happening, but one Ontario driver is facing a $110 ticket for a plastic license plate frame installed by the dealership he bought the car at.  center_img Trending Videos RELATED TAGSFlexNew VehiclesFlexOntarioOshawaToronto Oshawa, Ontario’s Matteo Giordano was recently handed the fine for “improperly” displaying the plates on his Mercedes-Benz C 300, but plans to fight it in court.“I was quite unhappy about it. I bought the car from a dealer so I didn’t expect that it would be illegal,” Giordano told CTV News Toronto. UPDATE 21/03/2020: Police later told CTV News Toronto that Giordano was in fact ticketed for not displaying a front licence plate on his vehicle, which is required in Ontario. They say he was issued a caution about his plate frame, which Durham Regional Police insist is illegal. Giordano admits his front plate was on his dashboard instead of his bumper, but says he was told the ticket was for the rear plate frame.The frame in question is your typical dealer-installed plastic unit, which happens to cover the slogan “Yours to Discover,” or “A Place to Grow” on the new plates. That, according to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, is not allowed. “Every number plate shall be kept free from dirt and obstruction and shall be affixed so that the entire number plate, including the numbers, is plainly visible at all times,” it reads. RELATED Trending in Canada See More Videos advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | last_img