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Old 06-27-2009, 06:24 PM
 
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If the manufacturers aren't objecting,what's your complaint?
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Over the objections of Toyota, Mitsubishi and other manufacturers that wanted to delay the regulation....

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Old 06-27-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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These new windshields also block out cell phones, GPS and Fastrak transponders .
That's a good thing, IMO.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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No place to cut the State's budget further, that's for sure!

State demands more energy-efficient windshields



Give it another 5 years and nobody will be able to afford a car in California.

These people are really nuts.
One thing the article doesn't mention is how much these new windshields will cost. If the cost is not that much per car (less than $200), they are probably worth it and most people will recoup the gas savings in a reasable amount of time. The article mentioned that these windshields are already used in European cars, so it's not like it's some new technology.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:47 PM
 
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That's a good thing, IMO.
So people getting lost and having to stop at toll booths is good?
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:20 PM
 
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I resent being told what I can and cannot do as an adult... whose business is it if I want a clear windshield or a black car... Oh... I forget, it's the States

There are many places were personal freedoms still exist...

A friend moved to Texas and built a beautiful home... NO PERMITS REQUIRED

Same for another that moved to Alaska...

Just came back from a Ranch in the Bay Area Hills above San Jose... it looks like a picture postcard and was all build without permits 90 years ago.

Even my (Old) home in Oakland only required an Electrical Permit when it was built because of safety...
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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I resent being told what I can and cannot do as an adult... whose business is it if I want a clear windshield or a black car... Oh... I forget, it's the States
It's not the states as much as it is California with its perpetual,"we know best, we will control you, you're not smart enough to be on your own" nanny government.

Of course, I expect to see more federal control and restrictions under the current administration since its "leader" spends more time preaching to us and the world than he does governing.

But California has a huge head start in the over-lawing, over-regulating department.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:12 PM
 
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So people getting lost and having to stop at toll booths is good?
YES! It is actually the safest option.

Research is showing that even the using the hands free devices does not really reduce the chance of accidents by much.

I'm sick to death of people being constantly plugged into their cell phones.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:47 AM
 
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YES! It is actually the safest option.

Research is showing that even the using the hands free devices does not really reduce the chance of accidents by much.

I'm sick to death of people being constantly plugged into their cell phones.
I didn't ask about cell phones. I asked about toll road transponders and GPS units being blocked by these windshields. So, do you think it's good that those devices would be blocked?
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