Actually it should drive up his ratings and popularity. Contrary to what some posters on this thread suggest, people that live in Massachusetts are all too familiar with the various bureaucratic blunders of the Massachusetts state government. Everyone who has lived in or around Boston has had to deal with this kind of thing. Usually when you go to renew your registation, or license, or any other kind of permit you get some kind of expensive surprise. It is standard operating procedure for the Mass. state government not to notify you of anything, and then later charge you penalties, interest, etc.
Ok, what date is stamped on your Mass DL in the expiration block? Man-up, take responsibility for your driving privileges and stop blaming the state for not going beyond placing the expiration date on your license in your wallet. Come on, does Sam's Club send a rep to your house when your membership expires? Time to Man-up!