OMV is Now Fining the Uninsured

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People around the state are pretty upset  with the Office of Motor Vehicles.
 
More than a million people have now received letters from the OMV letting them know they’re being fined for letting their car insurance lapse.  
 
People told Local 33 that’s not the worst of it.  
 
According to the notice, if they don’t pay their fine within thirty days, the cost will double.
 
A spokesperson  for the OMV says some of the cases date all the way back to 1986.  
 
They say their office simply had no way to collect the fines until recently.
 
Legislation this year gave the office the use of Louisiana’s Office of Debt Recovery.
 
If you got a letter and have proof of coverage, OMV officials say just keep calling their office to make sure it’s verified.
 
In all, the office stands to collect more than four million dollars in fines.
 

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