Manitoba drivers will no longer have to place registration stickers on their licence plates.

As of March 1, Manitoba Public Insurance is eliminating the stickers for a cost savings of $200,000 a year.

About 800,000 to 900,000 drivers will be impacted by the change.

The RCMP and Winnipeg Police Service say the stickers are no longer necessary.

Cruiser cars are equipped with computers that do real time validation of plates. The major police forces in the province also have automated readers than can scan hundreds of plates per hour.