Louisiana state police and local law enforcement agencies are telling motorists to clean off their dirty license plates.
State police say in a news release the motorists caught with their license plates obscured in any way, including by dirt, mud or frames that cover part of the plate, could be ticketed.
Louisiana law requires vehicle license plates be clearly displayed, as well as illuminated at night by license plate lights.
Kenner officials say the city's vehicle inspection station has begun accepting credit cards and debit cards for payment.
Officials of the city in suburban New Orleans said there is no additional charge to use plastic to pay for annual inspections to receive a city brake tag.
The tags cost $10 and are good for 1 year.