NJ Motorist Uses On-line Registration to Avoid Tow-away

On Friday, the Home News Tribune reported that a Jersey City man avoided having his car impounded by renewing his auto registration after having been pulled over. According to the article, "Using the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission's online registration, {Sean} Leach, 36, got his car renewed while patrolman Jason Zier was writing him up. The upshot: Leach got the ticket for having an unregistered vehicle, but he beat the towing bill."

Although the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission's web site, www.accessdmv.com, is available using some mobile phone's web browsers, Leach called a friend who was by a desktop computer and walked him through the registration renewal process. [ via Gizmodo ]