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Officers Instructed To Go Easy On Expired DMV Tags, Lawmakers Consider Lowering Fees

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Drivers planning to duck police over expired registration tags this summer can dial down the paranoia as 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," according to CBS Local.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has been instructed to hold off usual issuing 60-day notices, and "all state police agencies have been notified that motorists with July or August expiration dates should be given a 30-day grace period."

Drivers celebrating this revelation can continue their dance of joy with the added news that a reduction in the fee scale for registration is also expected if no new budget agreement is reached by next month.

“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.