Is There a Shortage of State Vehicle Inspection Stickers
EDIT: According to one of our contacts with the Louisiana State Police:
Yes. Since DMV has closed and are responsible for stickers, they are very scarce. However, police cannot cite you for it if it has expired during the shutdown.
ORIGINAL STORY: I recently took a vehicle to an official Louisiana State Vehicle Inspection Station to renew the sticker, and the manager informed me that they were out of stickers.
Without questioning him further, I left and drove up the street to another official Louisiana State Vehicle Inspection Station. Upon arriving, the manager noticed the expired sticker and asked: "y'ere fer uh sticka?" Upon my affirmative response, he shook his head and said: "till da Dee Emm Vees open up, nobody gonna had none tat all."
Since the coronavirus shutdown, all non-essential businesses were closed. Including the Department of Motor Vehicles? I would have thought that DMV services were important enough to have at least a skeleton crew, but I digress: I have been working from home, so I shouldn't expect others to have to go in to work. I'm glad that steps were taken to safeguard the health of their employees and the public.
So, here's my question: are all official Louisiana State Vehicle Inspection Stations out of stickers? Have you been able to get your vehicle inspected in the last week? If so, where did you go? I don't want to get pulled over!