I totally agree... That's why I think they should have the safety MOT
cert like in HK or the UK... The cops would have reason to impound the
car immediately that doesn't have a valid MOT cert.. for communal
safety reasons. Legally it would solve a great deal of problems.
On 1/4/07, john spaur <email@example.com> wrote:
> At 05:38 PM 1/3/2007, Alan Seigrist Blue 100 wrote:
> >... the legislative solution to all of this is to have an annual smog
> >exemption certificate that you can buy for say ~ $300-$500 a year. .....
> >Best Regards,
> Good thought but there are a lot of junkers that are not registered.
> My neighbor specializes in fixing up unregistered cars and selling
> them to people that don't register their cars, don't get smog
> certificates and don't insure the cars.Someone buying a junker is not
> going to pay an annual fee.
> The real solution lies in better law enforcement which is very lax to
> be truthful. I have called the local police department on many
> occasions to complain about the unregistered cars parked on the
> street (sometimes three or more). The police are reluctant to come
> out and when they do they may cite the vehicle but they do not tow it
> away. The law allows that any vehicle that is six months or more out
> of date on the registration can be towed.
> This can be a tricky issue because people depend on their car to get
> to work etc. However, I firmly believe that there should be zero
> tolerance and that more vehicles need to be towed. We are paying for
> the scofflaws.