- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A change in how the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division notifies drivers about expiring emissions tests led to thousands of car registrations being suspended and hundreds of fines.

KRQE-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2mmKjWT ) that in late 2016, MVD removed reminders about emissions tests from re-registration postcards, instead sending separate letters about emissions. By November, it became clear drivers weren’t getting the new notices, because at least 3,643 car registrations were suspended for failing to get tested.

MVD has apologized for the problem, claiming they fixed it. The agency has reinstated many drivers’ suspended registrations and refunded some people who were fined. MVD does say the emissions test reminders are a courtesy and drivers should also keep track of that information.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, https://www.krqe.com


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