Last December, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) stopped sending paper reminders about driver’s license renewals to save money. Now Massachusetts drivers can sign up for a free service that allows the RMV to notify them by email or phone or text message when their driver’s license is about to expire.
A statement from Registrar Rachel Kaprielian said “we saved nearly $800,000 a year by eliminating paper courtesy mailings to our customers.” Massachusetts-based Senza Inc. is handing the new notification service, is free to the RMV, because businesses will buy advertising that accompanies the reminder messages.
In order to receive the notification, users must sign up at least 45 days before their driver’s license or ID expires. They can sign up online at www.mass.gov/rmv and will receive an electronic message at least 30 days before the expiration date telling them whether they should renew online or in person and whether their license can’t be renewed at all due to outstanding excise taxes or parking tickets.
You’ve got e-mail — and you’d better renew your license, Boston Globe, October 7, 2009
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