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Any dept out here ever seen or have on their parking tickets a fine for expired inspection sticker?

I know i have seen this on a ticket somewhere before I just can't remember where... I thought maybe Boston PD.

Any info would be great.
 

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Yes, that's right, the City of Boston allows their parking enforcement officers to write for expired/invalid inspection stickers. I know that they have been doing this for years.

Seems like it's just another way for the City to make more money.
 

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I like what the registry is doing with inspections now. Don't get your car inspected, registration suspended, they are going to make a killing on reinstatement fees.
 

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spd722";p="58349 said:
I like what the registry is doing with inspections now. Don't get your car inspected, registration suspended, they are going to make a killing on reinstatement fees.
and the courts are going to get busier.
 

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Is there anyone here from Boston that could forward me a copy of their parking ticket? I'd like to show it to the admin and see if we could get 90-20 put on our cites.

Thanks
 

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I don't know, I have mixed feelings about this. Basically the RMV has criminalized inspection stickers and the punishments are harsher than more serious violations. NEgligent oepration only gets them a criminal complaint and have a nice day while an expired inspection sticker gets them a criminal cite,plates seized,car towed and a load of reinstatements and fine in court. I will save this for the ones that deserve them but I hope officers have enough common sense not to screw over everyone that forgot to inspect their car. I wish we had a choice of $50 CMVI for the first time and then cite them criminally if they keep doing it.
 

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I've been trying to figure out what to do about two vehicles i own. They're both antique cars, that are in storage. Both are registered, with antique plates. But neither are being operated on the road. As I said, they're in storage due to a lack of space at my house. Any ideas? I tried calling a friend at the Reg., who suggested I file an a waiver saying they're in Florida :shock: Anyone have a better idea?
 

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My understanding is, the implementation of this has been held back for the time being. They realized after they had sent out those posters to the various departments and service stations that perform the inspection tests, that there has not been a law written to cover the automatic suspensions.
I just heard this recently through one of the service stations. They received notification to take down the posters.
 

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Well, I've run my registrations and they're not suspended, it seems you're on to something. I'll have to give another call and see what's up.
 

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It is my understanding that the 30 day suspension letters to motor vehicle owners will not be going out until the end of March(30 days after February 27th) , then 30 days after that the registrations should begin to suspend. This actually gives violators two extra months(60 days) to get their vehicles inspected.

I wouldnt expect to see Regisatrations suspend until some time in April.

According to the RMV today the suspension program is still in place.

Anyone have any other info on this??????
 

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j809...

I know that you seize the plates from a revoked registration, but I think you can leave the plates on the car for suspension. Also, its not a criminal comlaint for the expired inspection sticker, its criminal because people are not following the rules of the registry. If I have to wait in line for a sticker and pay the 30 bucks, why shouldn't the next guy. Plus it is not instant, like yutyut stated there is a grace period. SO if people do not get their vehicle inspected after being warned, shame on them.
 

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spd722";p="58792 said:
j809...

I know that you seize the plates from a revoked registration, but I think you can leave the plates on the car for suspension.
Yes you CAN seize plates for revoked and suspended registrations and licenses. Here is an excerpt from Chapter 90 Section 29.
Every such officer, upon the request of the registrar, shall demand forthwith the license of any operator and the certificate of registration and may take into his possession the number plates of any motor vehicle situated in a city or town within such officer's jurisdiction when said license or certificate has been suspended or revoked by the registrar and shall forward the said license, certificate and plates to the registrar.
RMV Rules and Regulations also request that plates be seized and returned to the RMV for these violations. I also checked with RMV Legal and they stated a suspended reg is a suspended reg, seize the plates but of course because it is only a REGISTRATION you do not arrest.
 

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My department just got a letter from the RMV yesterday, saying to take down the posters warning of registration suspensions..."In order to avoid customer confusion about the current status of the registration enforcement program"

They will let us know when to resume displaying the posters.
 

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Dunno, sticker being expired for a few days to week doesnt seem like the crime of the century to me. Kinda greedy what the states doing IMO.

I like what the registry is doing with inspections now. Don't get your car inspected, registration suspended, they are going to make a killing on reinstatement fees.
 

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tntdefense";p="58471 said:
Is there anyone here from Boston that could forward me a copy of their parking ticket? I'd like to show it to the admin and see if we could get 90-20 put on our cites.

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Inspection stickers on the City of Boston parking tickets are not enforced as a 90-20 violation but rather a City Ordinance/parking rules violation, I don't have my book in front of me, but I'll get you the fine soon. As far as campuses are concerned, if its in your "parking rules - student handbook" or whatever, the admin can allow you to enforce it. I know when I worked at a Campus it was listed in the parking rules that all motor vehicles/operators had to follow/obey all MA traffic laws. Although our fines were different, we could enforce any violation on campus - which we did.
 

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Dunno, sticker being expired for a few days to week doesnt seem like the crime of the century to me. Kinda greedy what the states doing IMO

Weather its the crime of the century or not isnt the point. The point is that you are suppose to inspect your car when the time comes, theres no point in making laws then not enforcing them.
 

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Anybody wonder whether the lobbyists for businesses that do inspections had anything to do with this law.....I agree with j809, give 'em the civil fine for first violation and then suspend the reg for those who continue to flout the law.
 
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