I will try keep it brief… First forum post too…
I was just pulled over and fined by the Police for driving my (unbeknownst to me) several-months-ago unregistered car. I had to leave the car on the side of the road. The Police officer lost his hard exterior a bit once he saw my driving record doesn't have a single blemish and suggested I call/write to the state debt recovery office to see if they can take this into account and be lenient (the fine he said would be over $2K!). Otherwise I need to see the RMS to try and renew it on Monday (tomorrow). I will do both.
Any other suggestions or advice from someone caught in this position before???
One thing I am really curious about, does anyone else receive emails from RMS/Service NSW telling them that their rego is due soon? This is critical information, particularly as they took away the stickers for the car with the rego date on them.
I just checked and my postal mailing address is wrong - hence why I did not receive the hard copy… I got a few unimportant emails from Service NSW during the last year, a reminder for rego would have been nice too!!! I also can't see a tick option for something like 'receive rego via email'.
What a crap day…
I have my car registered again!!! :)
Blue slip, CTP, new plates - what a relief… Now to wait for the fine.
Thanks for the insights everyone, particularly those that have been in a similar situation and offered some advice, plus those who shared their experience with emails/notifications from the RMS.
For all those that answered about emails/SMSs etc - it looks like it is all a bit random and inconsistent, which is pretty poor. As I've mentioned, I didn't get either. I asked two of the RMS officers today, one said they don't do it (which is obviously wrong, going off what others have mentioned here), the other said, "I get them, you didn't?". She checked and had my correct details. The CTP company said they don't do it either! Will try the app others suggested and of course setting my own reminder.
Will sign off with this interesting article on the topic: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/drivers-fined-mil...