CHP will crack down on illegal Nevada registrations |

CHP will crack down on illegal Nevada registrations

If you’ve been hiding behind a Nevada post office box to avoid California vehicle registration fees the California Highway Patrol is looking for you.

During the next week, the CHP will be focusing enforcement on registration violations.

“Several local vehicles are not currently registered or display illegal registration from other states,” said Lt. Cmdr. Marty Whited. “Many offenders knowingly avoid registering their vehicles in California with the intent to avoid registration fees and insurance requirements.”

Officers will be stopping vehicles with expired registrations. Whited said officers can cite individuals without proper registration and if there is evidence that leads the officer to believe the owner of vehicle is a California resident. People whose registration is delinquent by six months or more may have their vehicles impounded.

California residents did get somewhat of break this year when the licensing fees were reduced by 25 percent. The average consumer is saving $40 to $50 this year.

Officer Steve Gwaltney said the department receives many complaints about residents with out-of-state registrations.

Gwaltney said the CHP often conducts sting operations at local schools because people must be residents for their children to attend the state’s public schools.

On Tuesday, the CHP and the South Lake Tahoe Police will join forces on U.S. Highway 50, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to enforce vehicle registration, and inform people about seat belt and child restraint law.

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