ST. CHARLES, Mo. — During the height of the pandemic, the state of Missouri waived certain vehicle registration requirements. Some area drivers say the result has been a backlog of vehicles in the St. Louis area with expired tags.
“I see them every day,” said a St. Charles motorist.
The City of St. Charles is now cracking down on drivers with expired tags. According to the city administration, traffic enforcement will begin on Monday.
“If you’re in St. Charles and you have an expired timestamp, you’ll be stopped,” St. Charles Mayor Dan Borgmeyer said.
He said drivers with expired tags would be cited and the expired tags would be confiscated and brought to justice.
“The problem we’ve had lately is that we’re starting to see a lot of fake timestamps,” Borgmeyer said.
Christopher Evans is a St. Louis resident who was visiting St. Charles on Sunday. He believes more time is needed before a crackdown should take place.
“I think maybe they should give everyone a grace period until next year,” Evans said.
Borgmeyer said the feedback he received from local residents was that the raid was a good idea.
“I think it levels the playing field; that everyone who bought their car should pay their sales tax,” he said.
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