Broken machine delays mailing of NC vehicle registrations


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RALEIGH, N.C. — They don’t call it snail mail for nothing.

People who mailed their June vehicle registration renewals to the state Division of Motor Vehicles around the June 30 deadline may not have received their updated 2016 stickers yet — and many are likely driving around with expired tags.

A machine in Raleigh that processes 7,500 pieces of mail a day broke down around July 2, causing a big headache for the department that mails out 600,000 of those stickers a month. The process has slowed to a crawl.

Now, DMV Commissioner Kelly J. Thomas said, return mail is running seven days behind the division’s normal five-to-seven-day turnaround.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record

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