Uptake for the province¹s new licence plate and its wildlife-themed variations
remains positive just over a week since the plates went on sale, says
Transportation Minister Robert Vessey.
“The new licence plate design has proven popular with the driving public and we’re pleased that Islanders have been eager to put it on their vehicles,” he said. ³When purchasing their plate, drivers also have the option to add a conservation-themed image
that helps fund wildlife protection efforts right here in our province.”
Since September 20, Islanders have purchased 5,736 of the new licence plates, which replace five existing designs and will better identify vehicles to law enforcement.
Motorists have one year to purchase the new plate for $5 and can do so at any time, but must replace their old plate with the new plate when renewing their vehicle registration at any Access P.E.I. location or online at www.gov.pe.ca/highwaysafety.
The new plate is free for anyone who purchased a licence plate within the past year.
For an additional $10 annual fee, Islanders can choose a plate with the image of either a Red Fox, Canada Goose, Blue Jay (provincial bird), Brook Trout, or Lady¹s Slipper (provincial flower).
So far, 319 of the new plates sold have been conservation-themed, with the Red Fox being the most popular. All proceeds go to the Wildlife Conservation Fund.