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Old September 15th, 2009, 12:39 PM
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Old September 15th, 2009, 02:48 PM
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To be honest I'm a fan of safety inspections in general. Most people don't have a clue how to maintain their cars and someone needs to tell them when to fix safety related issues. You can chuck the emissions testing as it's useless.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 03:31 PM
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Or the ^*%&^$ gas station that FAILED my Durango because one headlight was slightly out of alignment, then charged me $35 to "readjust" it back to specs. Ass clowns. Now I found a place that does a half ass job and passes me all the time.

But what about the fact that in NOVA, cars with Vintage plates don't need safety inspections. You'd figure those are the cars that need inspections. But I am not complaining!
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Old September 15th, 2009, 03:43 PM
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To be honest I'm a fan of safety inspections in general. Most people don't have a clue how to maintain their cars and someone needs to tell them when to fix safety related issues. You can chuck the emissions testing as it's useless.
So the Dumb-masses, need a Nanny State just to exist?
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Old September 15th, 2009, 03:46 PM
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So the Dumb-masses, need a Nanny State just to exist?
Sadly I believe they do in cases like this since their poor decisions have a big impact on others.

I'm all for more stringent drivers license testing too for the same reason.

Don't get me wrong, I'm in favor of less government intervention in general.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 03:50 PM
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Hey, and this is about as liberal a gov't and populace as you can get. I noticed on the WP poll it was a heavy lean toward "bad idea."

Having been through DC inspection many times I can tell you that they do not look at anything that is really going to help people maintain their cars. They never look underneath, at all. And you will know if your brakes are going, you don't need an inspector to tell you that.

Aside from that, they check lights and horn. No one ever uses their turn signals and everyone seems to be driving with lights out or misdirected anyway so a whole hellofalot of good that is doing.



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Old September 15th, 2009, 04:15 PM
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Having been through DC inspection many times I can tell you that they do not look at anything that is really going to help people maintain their cars. They never look underneath, at all. And you will know if your brakes are going, you don't need an inspector to tell you that.

Aside from that, they check lights and horn. No one ever uses their turn signals and everyone seems to be driving with lights out or misdirected anyway so a whole hellofalot of good that is doing.
Ok, I retract my statement. I agree the inspection is pretty worthless anyway so why bother
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What was interesting yesterday on the local news when they talked about this is that only 20 states require a safety inspection. Also said that roads weren't necessarily any more safe because of them.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Yeah that was a surprising number. The safety benefit is not surprising since most accidents seem more attributable to stupidity than anything else.

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What was interesting yesterday on the local news when they talked about this is that only 20 states require a safety inspection. Also said that roads weren't necessarily any more safe because of them.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 01:23 PM
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Yeah that was a surprising number. The safety benefit is not surprising since most accidents seem more attributable to stupidity than anything else.
Now that would be worth inspecting... Stupidity/IQ
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Old September 17th, 2009, 10:53 AM
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just another way to take our money.

in upstate ny. inspections are required every year. the car actually gets plugged into the obd2 port and it goes to the main dmv office. damn inspection machine costs $2k if you want to be a registered inspection station. takes alot of inspection to get that back. anyone in new york want to buy my machine?
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Old September 17th, 2009, 10:56 AM
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I thought most places that do inspections do it as a loss leader. It gets people in the door who either need work to pass the inspection, or just have a place they are now familiar with to use for work when needed.
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