Q: I’m contemplating promoting my automobile to a non-public social gathering. Like most Rhode Islanders, I’m hooked up to my license plates. They belonged to my mom and I’ve had them for 43 years. It’s foolish I do know.
I’m not able to buy one other automobile proper now. Is there a method I can dangle to my plates till I’m able to buy one other automobile? It is going to be round 9 months or so.
— Raffi D.
A: That’s so true that the majority Rhode Islanders are hooked up to their plates and lots of plates have been in the identical household for generations.
Rhode Island regulation states that you would be able to not have an energetic registration and no insurance coverage or you may be fined $252.50. This is called Insurance coverage Verification and Insurance coverage Revocation. When you get revoked, the automobile proprietor will probably be blocked from renewing their registrations and license.
I’m undecided what your registration is but when it’s a governor’s most popular plate, then you can name them and allow them to know your state of affairs.
Most occasions, governor most popular plates usually are not reissued till a 12 months after they’ve expired.
Going ahead on the DMV, all different plates (non-governor’s most popular plates) which were canceled or expired for a 12 months is not going to be reissued in any respect. This may assist us eradicate the identical registration quantity throughout completely different plate varieties and help with toll violators.
Chuck Hollis is assistant administrator of the Rhode Island Division of Motor Automobiles. Please e mail your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Ask the DMV” within the topic area.