WAGGA drivers holding interstate number plates have been told to get their registration changed to avoid sticking out on the roads.
Riverina Police District's acting crime manager Brent Fletcher said that police are not actively targeting Victorian number plates, but those spotted on the roads will be questioned if it is reasonable to do so.
The border between Victoria and NSW closed last Wednesday where anyone entering the state from Victoria without a permit is required to self-isolate for 14-days.
He said he encouraged residents of Wagga yet to switch their number plates to do so, regardless of whether they are holding off until their current registration expired.
"If they are found to be residing here for a period of time, they need to change over their license and registration details," he said.
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A key part of this process is obtaining a blue slip, which is a safety inspection required of interstate cars to ensure they are roadworthy.
The Engine Doctor proprietor Michael Ryan said they are fielding blue slip requests at the moment, which is not necessarily unusual but it did appear to be higher than previous years.
From last Wednesday to Saturday, Service NSW recorded an influx in vehicle registration transactions across the state. There were 5059 transactions compared to the 4,093 for the same period last year.
Only a handful of Mr Ryan's customers requested this service after living in Wagga for a lengthy period time without changing their plates.
He said in light of the current situation those customers decided it was safer to make the switch.
"There are people who still have a certain amount of time left on their number plates, who don't want to waste their money. I agree ... it's a money grab to force people to spend money unnecessarily," he said.
Mr Ryan said there was a cap on the amount of blue slip requests that his business could process each day because it takes up to two hours to complete.
He said often, customers did not understand this and do not want to wait two weeks to be booked in.
Wagga mechanic Tim Peachey said the demand for blue slip requests were no higher than usual at his business.
Only two of his recent customers where locals driving on Victorian number plates, Mr Peachey said. He said they made the switch because they thought they might get into trouble.