New Law: Vehicle Registration & Legal Driving

SPRINGFIELD - Starting January 1, Illinois motorists will be able to legally drive their vehicle without an up-to-date vehicle registration, so long as they have a receipt showing a new sticker purchase.

The new law was proposed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.  The receipt would only be valid for a month after the previous sticker's expiration, and must be kept in the motorist's car.

According to White, thousands of Illinois motorists visit their local driver's services facilities to purchase vehicle registration stickers just a few days before their old stickers expire.  White says the new law will allow for more online registration sticker purchases.

Officials say 104,000 customers purchased registration stickers at driver's services facilities during the final days of October, while only 5,000 purchased stickers online.
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