Vehicle Emissions Testing Is The Bottom Rung Of The Logic Ladder - And Response

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Vehicle emissions testing is the bottom rung of the logic ladder.

In exchange for the minuscule $9 testing fee, government officials are willing to force elderly, immune compromised and other citizens to go to a public site and to risk face-to-face contact with emissions testing personnel.

Equally ironic is the fact that the COVID testing site is directly across the street.

Long lines at both sites for sadly opposite reasons. One exists for people to voluntarily protect their health and the health of others. The other is a $9 suicide mission.

It wouldn’t take a genius to consider adding a free COVID test at the emissions testing site as a holiday bonus. You might not survive, but your car will be in full governmental compliance.

Michael Mallen, health, safety and environmental attorney.

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It is absolutely ludicrous that two and a half years after our state legislature voted to eliminate the emissions test we are still being subjected to this pure and simple revenue enhancement nonsense.  I have been a very vocal critic of this for years and have expressed my opinions and reasons many times to our elected officials to no avail.  County Mayor Coppinger claims his hands are tied and possibly so but what about our governor?  I was a big supporter of Governor Lee but this is not the only issue I am very disappointed in his response to. 

I have a classic car that is driven less than a thousand miles a year and despite being over 40 years old is still subject to this stupid test.  I renewed last spring when the test was suspended but when it comes up for renewal next year I will drive on an expired tag rather than play this stupid emissions test game.

Nine dollars?  I would gladly pay this additional amount to get rid of this useless test.  

Dennis Wooden


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