Vehicle registration infractions on the rise

By The Canadian Press
November 27, 2017 - 7:49am

EDMONTON- Figures released by the government show a big increase in the number of people ticketed for expired vehicle registrations ever since the province stopped mailing out renewal notices.

Mailing out notices was deemed outdated and unnecessary and reminders through the postal service were halted in April 2016.

Drivers could sign up to receive email notices, but numbers provided to Global News show a 40-per-cent jump in tickets issued for the 2016 to 2017 fiscal year, which translates into more than 22-thousand infractions.

Service Alberta Minister Stephanie McLean says that dips and spikes in traffic ticket numbers over the years can't be attributed to any one factor, but notes that the switch to email saves Alberta taxpayers three-million dollars a year.

(The Canadian Press - Global Edm)

 

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