Let the Driver Beware


It's customary for Indiana's Bureau of Motor Vehicles to send notice in the mail when your license plates are about to expire….but will that happen this year?

The license renewal process got off to a rough start in February.

The B.M.V. admits that notices have not been going out in a timely fashion.

Some vehicle owners who spoke to Newscenter 16 today outside the Mishawaka B.M.V. office said they did not receive notices.

When asked when his notice arrived, Leonard Butts said "it hasn't. My daughter is in there trying to get them for me now."

Others said their license renewal forms did come in the mail,
But that they arrived late.

The lack of consistency is a concern to some public officials, like St. Joseph County Commissioner Cindy Bodle, "It shouldn't be that hard, and I believe it's the Bureau of Motor Vehicles fault."

Bodle said she mailed her check immediately after her form arrived on the 9th of February, and that her renewal sticker arrived last Saturday.

But Bodle said her brother mailed his check on the 15, and his renewal sticker still hadn't arrived.

There is some evidence that people who feel rushed,
Are prone to make mistakes.

Indiana Senator John Broden of South Bend said today that he could not blame the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for his predicament.

Broden says he sent in his registration renewal but "failed to sign the check."

Broden received a 30-day extension.


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