I saw this on several news channels on TV today. They reported that at the end of the year the government will be issuing new license plates with a new system. Instead of having Taipei City or Taipei County on the top, it will just be A and B, and then so on for the rest of Taiwan. The plates will also have a reflective coating like in other countries so that cops can make out your plate in the dark easier.
Now here’s the crazy thing. They will also issue special bolts to permanantly fix the plates on bikes. You will not be able take off the plate without damaging the bolt seal. Bikes without the special bolts will be pulled over and ticketed. They say it’s to prevent auto theft, by making it easier to identify stolen plates. Also, they say this will prevent fraud, bikes won’t be able to swap plates.
Has anyone else heard about this?