Thursday, January 07, 2016

Were You Wrongly Fined by DMV? Rep. Tony Hwang has advice on what to do . . .

State Senator Tony Hwang
 
A problem with the recent software upgrade at the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles and a backlog of cases has led to police stopping motorists for driving unregistered vehicles when in fact the insurance and registration are current.

To help those wrongly suspended and fined, the department is issuing refunds for DMV fines, tickets and towing fees.

According to DMV's website, any customer who had continuous insurance coverage on their vehicle and incurred incorrect fines or fees may be entitled to a refund, if you experienced both of these situations:
  • The fee or fine was incurred from August 18, 2015 to January 9, 2016;
  • The fee or fine was the result of DMV error.
The fees and fines eligible for refund are:
  • DMV-imposed $200.00 insurance compliance fine.
  • Infraction ticket and/or towing-related fees.
To learn how to apply for a refund visit: http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=1523&q=575580

To check the status your Insurance Compliance case visit DMV's online service for checking your case.

For more information related to this specific refund, please e-mail DMV at ichelp@ct.gov .

Please copy me on the email at Tony.Hwang@cga.ct.gov .

Thank you.
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