Effective March 1, 2016, licence plate validation stickers will no longer be required by Manitobans.

Customers who renew their Autopac policies will now be issued with blank stickers to cover up the existing stickers on their licence plates.

The elimination of stickers was the result of collaborative discussions with police agencies. Police vehicles are now equipped with on-board computers, which also have automated licence plate readers and allow for real-time validation of a vehicle’s registration status. Licence plate validation stickers are no longer necessary.

The move will save MPI some money which will eventually lead to lower premiums for insurance customers.