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Old 07-05-2012, 06:30 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Lawmakers in the state House approved a bill that would exempt cars from the three most recent model years and older ones with fewer than 70,000 miles from emission checks.

This bill makes total sense, the original bill should have done this.

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House passes bill to exempt newer cars from emission check

I wished they had more weigh stations that inspect check the tires of these transfer trucks that use our highways. I have been dodging huge chunks of rubber especially on I-85.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:35 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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When this is done they can apply similar logic to the vehicle inspection law.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:54 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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My 12 year old car only has 63000 miles on it. It would be exempted? Not sure that's smart.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:42 PM
 
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This won't help anything. Domestic automakers are just now putting out vehicles that almost compete with 20 year old Japanese cars of comparable size and power. And the increase in both vehicles on the road and average time spent driving, especially idling or in stop and go traffic in areas prone to smog, negates any potential improvements in emissions control technology.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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Lawmakers in the state House approved a bill that would exempt cars from the three most recent model years and older ones with fewer than 70,000 miles from emission checks.

This bill makes total sense, the original bill should have done this.

read more here
House passes bill to exempt newer cars from emission check

I wished they had more weigh stations that inspect check the tires of these transfer trucks that use our highways. I have been dodging huge chunks of rubber especially on I-85.
DOT inspections consume a tremendous amount of time & manpower therefore it is left up to the driver to inspect his/her rig before the start of each driving day. More weigh stations is not the answer.
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This won't help anything. Domestic automakers are just now putting out vehicles that almost compete with 20 year old Japanese cars of comparable size and power. And the increase in both vehicles on the road and average time spent driving, especially idling or in stop and go traffic in areas prone to smog, negates any potential improvements in emissions control technology.
It will help in the sense that people won't have to pay for something that's not necessary. Unlike pre-ECM cars, the average person can no longer defeat the emission controls on today's autos.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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...therefore it is left up to the driver to inspect his/her rig before the start of each driving day.
How's that working out?

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More weigh stations is not the answer.
Agreed. There are better approaches to truck safety than having known weigh facilities to be avoided.

Just this past May Maryland coordinated a rolling inspection on I-95.
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The truck-safety dragnet pulled over 420 rigs and resulted in 12 drivers and 87 vehicles being taken off the road. Offenses ranged from falsified log books and drivers spending too many hours behind the wheel to bad tires and defective brakes.
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And it's not just trucks. Buses may be an even bigger culprit.
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/about/news/...es-and-DC.aspx




Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Conducts Bus Safety Inspection Sweeps in 13 States and the District of Columbia

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Old 07-08-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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When this is done they can apply similar logic to the vehicle inspection law.
This is not going to happen because the lobbyists for the engine inspection stations that profit from the annual inspections blocked it. Surprised?
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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This is not going to happen because the lobbyists for the engine inspection stations that profit from the annual inspections blocked it. Surprised?
Nope. It's an utter joke.

In the other thread on the topic I've described a system that does inspection at sale.
Most cars would get that safety inspection at the 3-5 year trade-in/sale cycle.

The real objection to change is from the used car dealers.
The last thing they want is a system of vehicle safety inspections that have any teeth.
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