South Simcoe Police will be on the lookout for vehicle with peeling licence plates.

As part of a new traffic initiative, officers will be stopping vehicles with licence plates that are illegible. Right now only warnings are being issued, but tickets will soon follow.

Police say plates must be easy to read for safety reasons. For example, if someone is trying to call in a suspected impaired driver, they need to be able to read the plate.

Licence plates in Ontario used to be painted on metal, but now the manufacturer uses reflective sheeting.

It hasn't determined why plates are peeling, but has tried changing the production process to see if that makes a difference.

If your plates are less than five-years-old take them back and you'll get two new ones for free. If your plate is older than that, it's going to cost $40 to replace.

It could cost more for vanity plates.