I just got a note from Peter Sprague - BCORMA about government wants us to have metal license plates. I would rather have stickers. BCORMA would rather us have stickers too.
If you feel the same way, can you please send an email to your MLA?
Here is the MLA finder, which will give you their email address: http://www.leg.bc.ca/mla/3-1-1.htm
Below is a copy of the email I sent. Copy it, rewrite it, do whatever you want to it. Make sure to include your name and address to give it legitimacy.
Please dont let this thread turn into a bitch session or a debate. If you dont agree with the OHV laws - use the other thread. If you dont want plates, please send an email to your MLA.
Are you aware of the new Bill 13, the Off Road Vehicle Act? It reached royal assent on March 24 this year. The Government and the OHV users (BCORMA) are now working out final details on how to implement this bill.
One issue is how to identify OHV vehicles. I understand the government is favouring metal license plates. However we, the OHV users (BCORMA) are strongly urging permit stickers. Why do we not want metal license plates? Because metal license plates on off-road vehicles will invariably be bent, broken, dented, torn off while off-road riding. The metal license plates do not last and often have to be replaced. We know this from experience, as many BC OHV users have "dual sport" dirt bikes which are street legal, but can be used off road. We are constantly repairing or replacing lost license plates. Many states and provinces have also experienced this issue and favour the off road sticker.
Also, these license plates do not fit well on smaller OHVs for kids. The metal edges of the license plates are a safety hazard and could cause injury.
Can you please express my views to the Ministry responsible?