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Just in case anyone missed it in today’s paper:

Police planning sobriety checks
Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Uptown area tonight, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., the New Orleans Police Department said.
Motorists should experience minimal delays and should carry proper documentation, including proof of insurance and driver’s license.
The checkpoint is part of several planned in the coming days, but locations were not announced Wednesday. Police reminded motorists to drink responsibly and use a designated driver.

What this means is that everyone needs to have a valid driver’s license, current proof of insurance, current brake tag, current license plate and registration with them. I’m assuming that our enlightened MetroBlog New Orleans readers are not going to be driving around drunk, so your biggest worry is driving without your stuff updated and getting a ticket. Seat belts are always a good idea, and now you can get a ticket for not wearing them. Expired brake tags will now get you a fine of $161. Brake Tag Amnesty has ended for New Orleans residents. Click here for a list of open brake tag stations in New Orleans. Brake tags are $20.

Drive safely, but save yourself some money (or walking home) by driving legally.

2 Comments so far

  1. luckydog (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 3:16 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on this.

  2. Jonah (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 4:51 pm

    Also, they are finally giving out tickets in residential zones. Make sure your Residential Perking Permits are current and valid. I got ticketed outside of my home yesterday in the Marigny for the first time since the storm.

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