Louisiana motorists, except for those in three New Orleans-area municipalities, now have the option of getting their vehicles inspected every two years instead of annually.
The new law took effect Saturday.
The Times-Picayune reports that drivers can buy a one- or two-year safety inspection sticker. The annual sticker costs $10; the two-year version costs $20.
But drivers in New Orleans, Kenner and Westwego will not have that option. They will have to get an annual inspection and a yearly tag.
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.