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Ontario Cop Calls Out Ford's New Licence Plates For Being "Unreadable" At Night

Ford's government says they are looking into the issue.
Ontario's New Licence Plates Are Facing Criticism For Being "Unreadable"

It seems that Ford's government is facing some controversy after police and Ontarians are highlighting problems with the most recent Ontario licence plate swap out. Since the new plates have started to hit the streets, many Ontarians are reporting that the numbers have become unreadable during the night. The government states that they are now looking into the issue. 

Ontario's new licence plates remain a hot topic for Ford's team this week. The controversy first came to light after a police officer pointed out that the new sign is difficult to read at night, a problem that could potentially make the lives of law enforcement workers more difficult.

"Ok, this was taken off duty in a relatively well-lit parking lot with my headlights on. Did anyone consult with police before designing and manufacturing the new Ontario licence plates? They're virtually unreadable at night," wrote Sgt. Steve Koopman of the Kingston Police.

Since then, many Ontarians have taken to Twitter with their own questions and criticisms about the plate. Many of the complaints focus on the plate's poor visibility. 

"Someone was tweeting about the new Ontario License plates and how you cant see them at night. Its true! I Took this photo today," wrote one user. 

Narcity reached out to the Ontario Government, who stated that they are looking into the visibility claims. 

"The government consulted with key stakeholders, including our law enforcement partners, to test the readability, reflectivity, and functionality of the new high definition plate design," the statement reads. 

"Ontario's new high definition licence plates were tested using advanced plate reader technology under multiple visibility conditions, and plates were successfully read under those conditions."

"We have been made aware that some Ontarians are reporting concerns with readability to the naked-eye under certain light conditions. We take this feedback seriously, value the input of Ontario drivers and law enforcement stakeholders, and are currently looking into this," it adds.

It's worth noting that the province's new plates were the first since the last redesign back in 1982

The plates first faced controversy back in April when it was announced that the new slogan would be changing to "A Place to Grow."