HARRISBURG – Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) said Pennsylvania drivers can remove expired registration stickers from their license plates if they want; however, it is not required.
“PennDOT stopped issuing registration stickers at the end of 2016, a move to save taxpayers more than $3 million and make better use of available technology,” said Irvin. “However, since that time there have been reported a few instances of out-of-state police officers pulling over Pennsylvania drivers who still have the outdated stickers on their plates. PennDOT has alerted police from other states regarding the registration sticker change, but there is still a chance that this situation may happen.”
Irvin said Pennsylvania State Police are encouraging residents who are pulled over to politely explain the change to the officer and show him or her registration paperwork, which should be in vehicles at all times.
“It is important to note that motorists are not required to remove the stickers, but may do so if they choose to help avoid any confusion,” said Irvin. “Remember to be careful if removing the old stickers because they are pretty sticky!”
Representative Rich Irvin
81st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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