You might have noticed that when you drive to a store in Louisiana, you might see a plate check at the register.
That plate check is supposed to alert drivers to the presence of license plates that could pose a road hazard or illegal activity.
But according to a new report, the Louisiana State Police say that plate check program is far from effective.
The report, by a panel of Louisiana legislators, found that while license plate checks were successful in stopping drivers who had already committed a traffic offense, they were not effective in deterring people from committing other crimes.
“The Louisiana State Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security report that the program is ineffective in deterting illegal and reckless driving,” said Republican state Rep. Michael Davis, a member of the committee tasked with writing the report.
“The program may have saved lives, but it did not deter anyone from committing a crime.”
Davis, who has called for the creation of a national license plate program, said that he wanted to know how many people were arrested in Louisiana in the past two years for violating the state’s driving code.
He was told that the Louisiana Department of Public Safety does not track the number of traffic violations and that he could only find numbers from the Department’s license plate reader program.
“I thought that was a lot more than they were providing to us,” Davis said.
The Louisiana State Department of Transportation told The Huffington Playbook that it does not provide a breakdown of license plate arrests.
The agency said that the number is likely higher than that, because of a large number of people who were pulled over, searched, and then released without being arrested.
Davis said that a total of 10,564 license plate-check convictions in the state of Louisiana have been overturned by a court decision.
“This is what we’ve been waiting for.
They’re letting these people walk out of jail,” Davis told HuffPost.
The license plate information that the law enforcement agencies provide to the Department is publicly available.
The data is available to the public, and the information is based on information gathered through the Department license plate readers.
In a statement to HuffPost, the Department said that it was unable to comment on the report’s findings.
The state of Texas, where Texas has the most license plate collisions per capita, has also been accused of using license plate data to target African-American drivers, but has since stepped up efforts to combat the problem.
Last year, the Texas Legislature passed a bill that would require license plate scanners to notify license plate owners if their vehicle has been involved in a traffic collision.
That bill was signed into law in June, and has been used to scan more than 1 million license plates a day in Texas since its passage.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has also begun collecting license plate numbers for use by local law enforcement.
The Department of State Police has also launched a statewide license plate database.
The databases are currently only accessible to law enforcement and local government agencies.
But in addition to providing license plate number data to the police, license plate databases are also a source of personal data for the public.
When a driver in Texas is pulled over and a database is pulled up, it can be used to track the license plate and other information about the driver.
In 2015, a report from the nonprofit group Transparency International found that Texas license plate tracking had led to the arrest of over 400,000 people since 2006.
The Houston Chronicle reported that the state has been using license-plate data for more than five years to track down people driving without a license and ticketing them.
The newspaper noted that the database “has also been used in the case of suspected criminals and fugitives, including those who allegedly stole a police cruiser.”
A federal judge has ordered Texas to stop using license tracking data for law enforcement purposes.
The lawsuit against the Texas Department and the Texas Public Safety Commission, filed by Texas attorney General Ken Paxton, asks a federal judge to force the state to stop its license plate scanning program.
The law enforcement organizations have also filed a lawsuit in Texas against the state.
Texas’ law enforcement has a history of violating people’s constitutional rights.
The Lone Star State has been in the news recently for an apparent lack of transparency in how it collects and stores the information that is collected from license plates.
The ACLU and other civil liberties groups have complained about the lack of oversight in how license plate records are used.
Last month, the ACLU of Texas sued the Texas State Transportation Commission and the Transportation Department to compel the state agency to disclose how it uses license plate scans.