Police officers are finding themselves with more time to closely examine vehicle registrations and ticket vehicles that do not have updated registration, despite the fact that the vehicle is not actually on the road.
This happened to me a few days ago. Although I have not driven my vehicle in over a month because the window is cracked and, thus, I have not updated my registration, I received a ticket for failing to have current registration displayed, in violation of California Vehicle Code 5204(A).
I thought, "What?! But I'm not even driving it!" After a quick Google search, I discovered that police officers can legally do this, and they can do it again! And again! Why? Apparently, if you are able to "hide" your unregistered vehicle in the confines of your garage, you're in the clear. But if you're one of the unlucky and have nowhere else to park your vehicle but on a public road, then you're just that...unlucky.
Remember that if you have five unpaid parking tickets, law enforcement may impound your vehicle.