PennDOT savings plan includes eliminating registration stickers

    PennDOT’s savings plan can help you hang onto your youth. As part of a proposal the state transportation department is mulling, Pennsylvania drivers licenses would expire in eight years, not the current four.

    That’s four extra years of the same photo, so say cheese. Also included in the plan: extended registrations and the elimination of registration stickers.

     

    Fox29 outlines the plan, which PennDOT expects will save $6.5 million a year. Drivers would pay double and keep their licenses for four years and registrations for two. The stickers can go altogether because most police departments can use technology to check registration explanations.

    Authorities are a bit cautious, considering an eight-year-old license photo might be hard to match up with a person, and looking up a registration takes more time than eyeing a sticker on a license plate.

    It’ll take state legislation to make the changes.

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