Regional Police crack down on drivers who fail to register their cars in Indiana | Crime and courts
LAKE COUNTY – Authorities in Lake County have reportedly cracked down on former out-of-state residents who failed to register their vehicles with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
From public schools to neighborhoods, officers sweep and issue citations for those who violate state law.
New residents of Indiana must register their vehicles with an Indiana BMV no later than 60 days after moving, police said. Residents must have a current Indiana license plate on display.
St. John Police officers scoured neighborhoods looking for vehicles with foreign license plates.
“If there are no extenuating circumstances, a resident may, at the officer’s discretion, be given a written warning and given a short time to comply with the law,” the police said. of St. John. “A resident who does not comply can face fines and a court appearance.”
Hammond Police, in cooperation with the School Town of Hammond, have also issued warnings at public schools in the town. More recently, officers from Jefferson Elementary School enforced this law.
With each citation, police notify residents of the law and that they must obtain an Indiana driver’s license and surrender their old driver’s license.