Motor (Australia) - - THE VENT -

IN RE­PLY to Si­mon Har­ringon’s ‘Plate Hate’ let­ter that ran in last is­sue. Does he hon­estly ex­pect the NSW State Gov­ern­ment to fix the un­read­able cus­tom plates sit­u­a­tion? These things are just an­other way it squeezes money from mo­torists.

The Gov­ern­ment should stop rip­ping off mo­torists with ex­tremely high taxes and charges. The sad re­al­ity is fam­i­lies in the sub­urbs and ru­ral ar­eas suf­fer the most as driv­ing is so of­ten es­sen­tial out­side Syd­ney’s CBD given the poor in­fra­struc­ture.

Ev­ery­thing from driv­ing to work, to go­ing to the shops, to get­ting the kids to school is made much more ex­pen­sive and that strains peo­ple’s bud­gets who strug­gle enough with other fi­nan­ceial pres­sures given the lack of spend­ing in other ar­eas.

Coloured plates are here to stay as long as those in Mac­quarie Street still wear roset­inted spec­ta­cles.

Kr­ish Pa­tel, via email We’ve got noth­ing against per­son­alised plates, if only for the comedic value of some of the cra­zier ones, but if they can’t be read at a glance then it’s prob­a­bly some­thing that needs to be ad­dressed.

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