It is not hard to see how this could backfire. For now, drivers have the option to choose digital license plates or not, but the California Democratic Party loves to control every facet of residents’ lives. The state has banned plastic straws and plastic bags in some areas of life. What is to stop it from making digital plates mandatory while pretending to care about crime?
Giving the California government the ability to know where you drive your car also raises some concerns. California Democrats would be able to know if you drove to a gun store, for example. This isn’t entirely hypothetical: Earlier this year, the state leaked the personal information of residents with concealed carry permits, including their full names and home addresses.