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7 Lazy P Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:28 AM
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Vehicle Emissions Inspections
I'm cheesed. They've introduced the annual emissions inspections here in south central, and now I have to pay $40 per vehicle per year to confirm the fact that my vehicles are in excellent operating condition. (I am kind of anal about maintenance) Add that on top of the $20.00 per vehicle per year for the safety inspection on 4 vehicles, and it starts to add up to real money.

What do you think about this program? Does it have actual benefits, or is it simply a scheme to steer business to garage owners?
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:30 AM
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1. I think it's a good idea
We don't have any emissions testing here in Indiana, and let me tell you, there are cars that I've pulled over to let them get a few miles ahead of me before I kept driving, because I could not stand to drive behind them. I'm guessing maybe 1/10 of the cars here wouldn't pass emissions. It amazed me when I moved here to learn there were no inspections, since I'm from CT, and remember my mom going every year...
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Another Bill C. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:37 AM
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2. Emissions testing is a
<sarc> good way to keep the poor riff-raff and their jalopies off the road. </sarc>

Our state discontinued emissions testing because it was found that most of emissions reduction came from design improvements and very little came from keeping older cars up to standards.
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anti_shrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:44 PM
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3. The funny thing is
after you spend all that money on testing, you end up on the Parkway behind an 18-wheeler that is belching pollution like Pittsburgh circa 1945.
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