Saskatchewan residents to have more choice in licence plate slogans
Nov. 1, 2012
Saskatchewan vehicle owners will, as of Nov. 5, have the ability to choose from a wider variety of licence plate slogans for personalized licence plates, as recent system upgrades will allow SGI to expand the maximum number of digits from six to seven. Veteran plates, Rider plates, motorcycle and snowmobile plates will continue to be a maximum of five characters due to limits on the space available to display the licence plate number.
“These changes allow customers to have more options when selecting a personalized licence plate slogan,” Minister responsible for SGI Donna Harpauer said. “As more of our customers are choosing personalized licence plates, this change allows us to meet their needs.”
In addition, SGI will be reissuing slogans that have been inactive for five years or longer. Customers who previously registered these particular slogans will have the choice to reactivate the licence plate slogan before it is made available to other vehicle owners.
“Previously, it was difficult and costly for SGI's system to separate vehicle history from the specific licence plate,” Harpauer said, “which made it impractical to reissue previously used slogans.”
Some of the most requested slogans that could be reactivated are some common first names, titles such as MOTHER and PAPA, and the year and make of vehicles, such as 1968, 93VET or FORD.
There are currently more than 30,000 personalized licence plates in Saskatchewan. For 2012, SGI expects to issue around 5,200 personalized licence plates, an estimated eight per cent increase over 2011.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of over 400 motor licence issuers across the province. Customers can now do some transactions online. Look for the MySGI link under Online Services on your motor licence issuer's website or SGI's website.
Manager of Media Relations
Saskatchewan Government Insurance