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Starting today, new laws on car registration, tags take effect

Posted at 6:13 AM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 07:13:48-04

Dozens of new laws go into effect in Oklahoma, including two that will affect drivers.

And there are two parts to comply with the new license plate law.

Under the new law, all drivers in the state will have to keep their registration inside their cars.

You might have done that already in the past, but now it's legally required.

And another change coming is that if you sell your car -- you get to keep your license plate, instead of leaving it on the car with the new owner.

Local police say keeping the license plate helps law enforcement track current car owners.

It would also help avoid the car seller getting any parking tickets or turnpike fees from their old car.

However, if you buy a car from someone and drive without a tag, then you have only a few days to get a new one.

If you're driving without a license plate, you just bought the vehicle from someone, you have five days to do so before you're penalized," BAPD PIO James Koch said.

If you buy a car from a dealership, you still have 30 days to register the car to avoid any penalties.

But under the new law, you'll have a choice of placing your old tag on the car or buying a new one.

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