New look and new rules for New Orleans "brake tags"

City unveils new design for "brake tags" (Source: City of New Orleans)
City unveils new design for "brake tags" (Source: City of New Orleans)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Brake tags in New Orleans get a new look and some new rules for the new year.

The city announced changes to the motor vehicle inspection program it says are intended to increase convenience and efficiency.

The City Council passed comprehensive revisions to the regulations earlier this year.

The new rules now give drivers the option of two-year inspection certificates. That brings the city in line with what is available to residents of other parishes which use standard state inspection stickers.

The new stickers come with a new design and uniform color scheme as well. All inspection stickers for a given year will be the same color.

Because of the changes, inspection stickers expiring in 2017 and 2018 will not be available until Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. But, the city says no inspection stickers expiring in January will be considered delinquent until Jan. 31, regardless of the date on the sticker.

Click here for inspection locations and additional information on brake tags in New Orleans.

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