DMV Weighs Fee Changes, OKs Break For Drivers With Expired Tags

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Drivers who have been ducking the police over expired registration tags can breathe a little easier this summer.

Officers throughout California have been told to turn a blind eye to expired license plates for the next couple of months as lawmakers decide whether to lower fees on the violation.

KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore reports the Department of Motor Vehicles has been instructed to hold off its usual 60-day notices.

If no new budget agreement is reached by next month, drivers can likely expect a reduction in the fee scale.

“If nothing has happened regarding the VLF (Vehicle License Fee), then the VLF will probably be lower than what it has been on July 1,” said DMV spokesman Armando Boteo.

All state police agencies have been notified that motorists with July or August expiration dates should be given a 30-day grace period.


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