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Motorists whose vehicle permits are near expiry are being
encouraged to use the telephone to renew their registrations.

Beginning this month, vehicle owners receiving renewal notices in
the mail will find a bright yellow card inside encouraging them
to "Switch Lines" to take advantage of the fast, convenient and
secure telephone renewal service.

All passenger and light commercial vehicle registrations can be
renewed by touch tone telephone in about three minutes. Documents
are returned by mail the next business day.

"Renewing a vehicle registration used to mean standing in line.
Now we can move you to the head of the line," said Business and
Consumer Services Minister Sandy Jolly. "We're telling Nova
Scotians they can use our automated telephone renewal service
whenever, wherever they want."

Call 1-800-898-7668 to reach the new interactive telephone
system. You need your valid Visa or MasterCard and have your
driver's licence or plate number at hand:

- Press 1 to renew your vehicle registration

- Press 2 for a copy of your personal driver record

- Press 3 for a replacement driver's licence

If customers prefer doing their business in person, counter
service is offered at 13 Registry of Motor Vehicle offices
located throughout Nova Scotia. Renewal forms can also be placed
in drop-off boxes in all those offices, except in Sydney. Mail-in
service is also available at PO Box 1652, Halifax, N.S. B3J 2Z3.

"This is part of customer driven service at the Registry of Motor
Vehicles," Ms. Jolly said. "We believe in giving Nova Scotians a
choice in how they want to do business with government."


Contact: Chris Welner  902-424-7787

         Ramsay Duff   902-424-7821

trp                  Oct. 02, 1996 - 9:25 a.m.