A lot of people aren't too happy about it, but effective July 1, Registry of Motor Vehicle fees for road tests, passenger registration and vehicle inspections will increase.
The causes for unhappiness: The biggest increase is the cost for road tests, which will go up $15, from $20 to $35. Registration for a passenger vehicle will cost $30 for one year, up from $25, and $60 for two years, up from $50. Annual vehicle inspections will increase to $35 from $29.
The increases are the result of a transportation finance law the Legislature adopted last year that requires the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to generate more revenue to fund future budgetary needs.