It’s because Missouri takes one of the most assed backwards approaches to registering cars…
“Despite stepped-up enforcement, the problem persists. One factor cited is the cost of renewing license plates in Missouri. Safety and emissions tests often are required, as is showing proof of insurance and paying registration and processing fees. So is showing a paid personal property tax receipt.
Edwards said officers have told him that some drivers cited for using expired plates are poor, and say they can’t afford to pay property tax on a car.
“It begs the question — if you can’t afford to make it legal, why do you own it?” he said.”
He knows damn well… one could easily respond because they would rather drive dirty than get killed riding Metrobus or Metrolink.
That’s the mentality… not, hoops they require you to jump through. Notice how other states get it right? Its not rocket science.
Missouri IDs are barely legal to fly… one could easily ask why MO ids aren’t valid, why is the state selling people identification it knows the can’t use? But they’re not interested in how the state creates these problems. They’re more interested in blaming those who can’t overcome them.
What’s with all those expired license tags in St. Louis?
Police issue thousands of tickets, but the problem persists. One lawmaker thinks she has a possible solution.