Indiana to give drivers reminder on license renewal

| Friday, September 24, 2004

Starting next month, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will mail reminders to motorists whose driver’s licenses are about to expire.

About 90,000 notices will be sent out each month under the plan announced Sept. 22. Indiana has about 4.5 million drivers who must renew their licenses every four years.

The state isn’t required to send the notices to warn motorists when their licenses expire but they will start doing so as a customer service, BMV Commissioner Mary DePrez, told The Indianapolis Star.

The plan is for motorists to receive the notice about 60 days before their license expires. The license bureau will spend about $14,000 for the service.

Last year, 353,117 motorists failed to renew their licenses on time, the agency said.

There’s a $5 fine to renew your driver’s license after the expiration date and a $500 fine if you’re caught with an expired license while on the road