Originally Posted by Kathyrarnold
Here in CA they are doing that with cars. DMV costs are high here and I guess there is a growing problem with people registering their vehicles in Oregon or Nevada to avoid the higher fees. Now police are ticketing them if they have been living in state for more than 3 months with out of state plates-with hefty fines. Guess they are looking to balance the budget any way they can.
I can understand (I think) what the objective is here, but how can authorities determine by simply looking at a plate number if you are from out of state without knowing who the vehicle owner is? And wouldn't that involve checking drivers licenses or vehicle regristration papers for a match?
And isn't probable cause required, such as stopping you for a moving vehicle violation) before the Police can ask you for your drivers license or vehicle regristration papers?