View Thread: mass emissions inspections RANT


FabUlous
alright here in massachusetts, those tree huggin hippies decided a few years ago that they needed to revamp the already instense inspection process that beats the bag out of any car more than 5 or so years old. my car is 14 years old and accidentally i let the inspection run out from the year before, so when i got the 30 dollars necessary to take the test i immediately took the next free day i had and went over with a wing and a prayer to hope i passed. i have had this car since May, and i have had my license a smidgen less than a year, so it would be safe to assume that i have never done this before. Directly after school i bombed over there and pulled in for the test. Almost immediately a "very unladylike" woman opened the garage door and gives me shit because i didnt pull into the line (THE GARAGE WAS ABANDONED save for the mechanics). i give her my keys, registration, and 29 dollars and she tells me to wait in the room adjacent to the garage.

swimming in old ripped magazines and stacks of stonemason literature :rolleyes: , i manage to keep my eyes awake when i see out of the corner of my eye that the woman had completed her test and instead of coming into the office, just waits standing outside motioning for me to come to her and my baby millie. I walk out there and she goes, "Your car was fine except look at the reverse lights". Alright, well i looked at my brake lights, and my left one was shot, must have happened recently because i never noticed it. Since my brakelight was out, i failed. Now for my rant....

WHAT THE FUCK, i mean i can understand that you fail someone for the "massachusetts advanced emissions inspection" for maybe failing emissions or somethin major, but a broken brake light should not be an impetus to force someone to be failed, chance getting pulled over for it, and on top of all make them pay another 29 dollars to take the entire test again BECAUSE OF A BRAKE LIGHT. i mean what the fuck, will my car be pushing out 100% smog tomorrow? i highly doubt it, and this is what leads me to believe that this whole bullshit about "enhanced emissions" is a crock of steaming shit. im all for safety and saving the environment, but when you have to pay 29 for an inspection, fail on something relatively minor, and then have to pay another 29 for another inspection, it is bordering on ludicrous.......now im ready to throw dem bows :chair:

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NightRider
its not really cool that its 30 bucks for an inspection. seems to me that if they want to give you one it should be free.

FabUlous
honey, nothing is free these days :thumbsdow

Mr.Dave
EWWWW, a dude just called another dude honey!!! :ghey:

FabUlous
EWWWW, a dude just called another dude honey!!! :ghey:

you want a piece of this too babycakes? :sarah:

NightRider
oh i know its not supposed to be free. but 30 bucks is kinda steep if you need to have it done every year. I could understand 30 bucks every 5 or so... but every year?

FabUlous
yeah, and our state is still in MASSIVE debt :banghead:

91 Integra
Brake light bulbs are a pretty universal item. The variation between most brake light bulbs in different automobiles in the US has got to be pretty darn small. They should have a small Autozone type place next door where you can buy simple things like brake light bulbs so you don't have to go through inspection all over again. What a crock.

Dreamn
the way it works here in houston, we pay 40 dollars, if you fail inspection, you have 2 weeks to get whaever fixed, then return and they can't charge you again. this keeps people from pulling shit like "you're brakes are mushy, you fail" bring another 30 dollars once you replace them.

Lotus
hmmm, ive got an idea........... Firebomb the palce.

FabUlous
got it fixed, luckily there is a window where you dont have to pay, but now i belive i have on my registration history that i failed :thumbsdow

oh fuck its over whatever

Dreamn
got it fixed, luckily there is a window where you dont have to pay, but now i belive i have on my registration history that i failed :thumbsdow

oh fuck its over whatever

the miata failed 3 times before it passed, :D

RedLine
uhhhh emmisions? Only in Toronto! I doubt that most of the vechiles I've owned would have passed. Lucky me!