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Vehicle registration line, 1983

Posted on October 3, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
About 200 people stood in line on Feb. 28, 1983, at the Fayette County Courthouse to re-register their vehicles. A new law that went into effect at the start of the year was intended to reduce the long waits, but the transition period meant motorists had to wait ... and wait. The new law called for all motorists to register or re-register their vehicles on their birth month. Under the old law, re-registration was due on the month of a vehicle's purchase. At the time, 65 percent of all vehicle purchases were in the first three months of the year, hence the crowd in late February. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

Hundreds of people stood in line on Feb. 28, 1983, at the Fayette County Courthouse to re-register their vehicles. A new law that went into effect at the start of the year was intended to reduce the long waits, but the transition period meant motorists had to wait … and wait. The new law called for all motorists to register or re-register their vehicles on their birth month. Under the old law, re-registration was due on the month of a vehicle’s purchase. At the time, 65 percent of all vehicle purchases were in the first three months of the year, hence the crowd in late February. Click on the photo for more detail. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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