New high-tech number plates coming soon for Gauteng motorists

New high-tech number plates coming soon for Gauteng motorists

Here's all you need to know about the new system being implemented.

New high-tech number plates in Gauteng

There are very few things as soul-crushing as having to make your way to the traffic department.

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If you were hoping not to have to show your face there anytime soon, then we have news for you.

From the 1st of April this year, motorists in Gauteng will have to start applying for new high-tech number plates.

And it is not an April Fool's joke.

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Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi has made it very clear that this matter is non-negotiable.

According to News24, every car owner in the province will have to re-register and receive a new registration number that cannot be removed or copied and is reliable.

The decision to implement the new system came after Gauteng ran out of new numbers and letters to assign vehicles and the new number plates will seemingly be tamper-proof as well.

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The main aim of the new number plates will be to help combat crime.

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The Tracker Vehicle Crime Index (VCI) also indicates that Gauteng experiences 61% of total vehicle crime incidents, which is the highest volume in all the provinces.

KwaZulu-Natal is second with 14% and the Western Cape with a mere 9%.

There is a definite vehicle-related crime issue in Gauteng and maybe this new system will help combat this issue more effectively...

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