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DMV cracking down on fake license plates

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The State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced this week its heightened focus on the use of fake license plates.

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These fraudulent plates are often employed to evade tolls, vehicle registration fees, enforcement cameras, and law enforcement detection, as stated in the DMV’s Tuesday news release.

In a concerted special enforcement effort, DMV investigators have been working with various law enforcement agencies, including the New York State Police and NYPD Highway Patrol, among others, since January.

This partnership has resulted in the issuance of 420 citations, encompassing 92 plate violations and other related offenses.

DMV Commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder issued a stark warning to drivers, highlighting the ongoing close cooperation with law enforcement agencies and the serious consequences for lawbreakers. Acting State Police Superintendent Steven A. Nigrelli echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the public safety risks posed by the use of fake plates and the commitment to holding violators accountable.

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