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Selective Traffic Enforcement Initiative (STEPWarning - this news article expired on 2013-07-26. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Selective Traffic Enforcement Initiative (STEP)


Belleville, Ontario:  Belleville Police Service has committed to road safety in our community and continues this with the theme of Plates and Permits for the month of July.


Police will be focusing in the following sections relation to the use of Licence Plates and Vehicle Permits; these offences come as a result of a traffic stop and drivers to not have the proper documentation. All drivers are required to provide a valid drivers licence, true copy of the ownership for the vehicle and any trailer being towed, as well as proof of valid insurance. Please make sure all your documents are up to date and easily accessible.


Some examples of the offences are as follows;


Section 7 of the Highway Traffic Act talks to the validation of licence plates at the requirement to have a valid sticker on your plate. It further requires that all drivers have a copy of their ownership for the vehicle they are driving and any trailer they may be towing. It is required that a driver produce these documents to a police officer upon request. Violations under this section come with a $110 fine.


Section 12 of the Highway Traffic Act involved altering or defacing a licence plate or permit. This is not permitted and offences under this section have no set fine and offenders will be required to appear in court.


Section 13 of the Highway Traffic Act discusses the obstructing or dirtying of a licence plate. Plates must be clearly visible and clean so that the can be easily identified by other motorists of police. Offences under this section of the act allow for a fine of $100.


Section 3 of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act states that a driver of a motor vehicle must carry valid proof of insurance in the form of an insurance card and must surrender that upon request to a police officer. An offence under this section comes with a fine of $65.

If you have any questions please contact A/Sergeant Rene Aubertin at 966-0882, Ext. 2266.