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Old 12-28-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Memphis,TN
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Beginning next week, newer-model vehicles will be exempt from city of Memphis safety and emissions testing.
The change means owners of vehicles of model years 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 won't be subjected to the yearly ordeal of vehicle testing.

Newer cars to be exempt from emissions, safety tests beginning next week » The Commercial Appeal
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Memphis,TN
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New station, new technology ease Memphis auto-inspection ordeal
By Amos Maki
Memphis Commercial Appeal


The $6 million station, the city's fourth, is at 2355 Appling City Cove near Appling Road north of Interstate 40. It features six lanes -- two of which accommodate large commercial and recreational vehicles. In response to complaints over the spring and summer about long wait times for inspections, city officials said the three existing stations didn't provide enough lanes to serve the 416,000 cars inspected annually.

New station, new technology ease Memphis auto-inspection ordeal » The Commercial Appeal


Photo by Jim Weber
Artist Carol DeForest puts finishing touches on one of 14 collages she created using old signs and car parts to decorate the new vehicle inspection station. The six-lane station is expected to reduce motorists' time in line, and the artwork will give them something interesting to view as they wait.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Collierville, TN
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Some politician with a brain got elected?! That's great news!
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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This is very welcome news for owners of the newer cars (myself included).

Also it brings the city and county a little closer to parity. I always found it strange that people from both places drive the same roads, but only those living in the city are required to get their cars inspected.

With less cars idling in line because less are required to show up, and with the addition of the bigger inspection station there may also, there may actually be a reduction in emissions from those two actions alone.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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This is great news Mr Lipscomb
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:11 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Most states do that, because federal law requires all auto manufacturers to warranty the smog systems for 5 years or more. Since it costs nothing to get them repaired, states assume they will get fixed. Sounds like your state
was looking for a little extra revenue by requiring the tests on newer cars.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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Most states do that, because federal law requires all auto manufacturers to warranty the smog systems for 5 years or more. Since it costs nothing to get them repaired, states assume they will get fixed. Sounds like your state
was looking for a little extra revenue by requiring the tests on newer cars.
No extra revenue was recieved. Matter of fact, it has cost this city millions of dollars by having to employ unnecesary ppl and equiptment over the course of time
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