Businessman calls on gov’t to regulate manufacture of vehicle number plates

Businessman calls on gov’t to regulate manufacture of vehicle number plates

If the manufacturing of motor-vehicle number plates was regulated as intended years ago, some crimes, including Andrea Bharatt’s, may not have been committed.

That was the view shared by businessman Robert Amar, during a candlelight vigil in Chaguanas on Tuesday night.

Amar said 20 years ago there was talk that number plates should contain a scannable bar code.
He said “I was around when the proposal to get those number plates to carry a bar code was put forward, so that a police officer could use his cell phone and point at the number plate or you, with your cellphone, could have pointed at the number plate and tell if that number plate was real.”

However, he pointed that since then, there is no tender out for the supply of number plates.

He slammed the authorities for failing to put systems in place for this to be regulated.

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