In light of a number of recent incidents where motorists were pulled over and arrested after it was discovered their license was suspended, Shomrim has issued a notification for drivers to check the status of their licenses.
In statement Shomrim writes:
In recent weeks Shomrim has received a few dozen reports of community members being arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license. In most cases the driver was completely unaware of the suspension.
Shomrim is imploring drivers to please check the status of your license, the New York State DMV’s website has the ability for motorists to self-check the status of their license.
Do yourself and your family a favor and check your license.
If you are caught driving with a revoked driver’s license, the penalties are extremely harsh and can mean serving significant jail time and hefty fines. Do not let this happen to you!
In order to find out if your license is suspended or revoked, we urge you to call the Department of Motor Vehicles during business hours – Monday-Friday at 718-488-5710 to find out the status of your driver license. Please make sure to have your license on hand so you can supply the necessary information.
Remember, if a Law Enforcement Officer stops you with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, you will go to jail. Make the phone call today and encourage your friends and family to do the same. You can save yourself a lot of unwanted aggravation.
To check the status of your driver’s license online, visit http://dmv.ny.gov/node/2066.