Q: I am so excited as I finally was able to purchase an old military jeep from a private auction. I have all of the ownership papers releasing it from the Army, but now how do I go about getting an antique license plate for it?

A: Actually, you are quite lucky and you don’t have to get a license plate at all! Any military vehicle that is privately owned may register the vehicle in Indiana for life! Indiana authorizes the white or yellow stenciled numbers painted on the vehicle by the military as the permanent license plate for the vehicle. The way it works is you first must take three pictures of the vehicle and have a police check preformed. You then take this information to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, where they will register the vehicle and waive licensing fees except for excise surtax and wheel tax. This vehicle is then registered and may be operated for the life of the vehicle without having to do another thing.

Q: This really bothers me and I hope you can help answer. I get so frustrated in my neighborhood where people just stop in the middle of the road and talk to people. I have tried honking and it seems I always must wait for them to finish their conversation before I can continue home. I really don’t want to get into an argument or fight. Isn’t there a law that can be enforced?

A: Yes, there is a law, and yes, we do issue tickets for improper stopping or parking a vehicle on a roadway. A person may not stop, park, or leave standing an attended or unattended vehicle on the main traveled part of a road outside a business or residential area.

Q: I am being permanently laid off from my job, but I have earned almost two weeks of vacation pay. My boss is refusing to pay me for vacation days I have built up. Can he really do this?

A: Accrued vacation pay in Indiana is considered a form of compensation. Upon leaving employment, vacation pay is additional wages, earned weekly, where only the payment is deferred. As a result, an employee is entitled to a prorated share of accrued vacation at the time of termination. The exception is if your company has a personnel or employment policy that specifically states conditions under separation from the company and you must meet those conditions to receive your vacation pay. These policies are under the discretion of the employer, but must be presented to the employee in writing prior to the ending of employment.

Q: Does an Indiana Driver’s License expire exactly on your birthday, or the last day of the month of your birthday?

A: An Indiana Driver’s license expires on the driver’s birthday. If your birthday falls on a day when the BMV is closed, you must renew on the next business day. A delinquent fee will be charged if renewed after that date.

The winner of the $30 gas card sponsored by Aperion Care Arbors of Michigan City was Sandy Galinowski from Michigan City. In last column’s riddle of, “How many animals were going to the river?” the answer was 5. The 5 animals are the rabbit, 2 monkeys and 2 parrots. All the elephants saw the same 2 monkeys and none of the elephants are going toward the river.

The sponsor for this week’s riddle is our friends at the Michigan City Zoo! This week’s winner receives a $30gas card!

Pull out the tape measure, brush off the yardstick, try to ask Alexa!

There was a big race at Washington Park Zoo between an ant, a beetle and a worm to see who could travel farthest in 1 minute. The ant traveled 381 millimeters. The worm traveled half a yard. The beetle traveled 17 inches. Which creature traveled the farthest?

The 10th correct answer by phone or email at exactly 1 p.m. today wins.

To answer a question or ask one, contact Sgt. Chris Yagelski at 873-1461, Ext. #1020, or e-mail ASKACOP@emichigancity.com.

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