Hi Sue...my experience was just the opposite. After falling on the ice in a parking lot twice in one week, I asked for a 6 month tag and when I went to pick it up at the police station, it was permanent. I only use it when necessary...as a matter of fact, I haven't seen it in the car lately...wonder what I did with it, LOL!
Ever slip and fall on the handicap ramp going into your doctor's office in the icy winter? Owie.