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New Idaho law targets uninsured drivers, takes effect Jan. 1

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have announced a new law targeting uninsured drivers by suspending vehicle registration is expected to take effect Jan. 1.

The Post Register that the state Department of Motor Vehicles can now cross-check vehicle identification numbers each month against its database of registered vehicles.

Transportation officials say that means drivers who don’t keep insurance on their vehicles could see their registration suspended after a few months.

Officials say uninsured drivers would receive a notice after two months saying they have 30 days to get insurance.

Officials say it would cost $75 and proof of insurance to reinstate vehicle registration if it’s revoked.

Idaho Falls police say officers wrote 609 tickets for failure to provide proof of insurance and 139 tickets for failure to maintain insurance last year.

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Information from: Post Register,

The Associated Press

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