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    State Inspection Q’s

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    My wife and I made an observation, we have a ton of broken down cars on the sides of the interstate and highways here in Alabama. When we travel to other states, we don’t see this in Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. These states may or may not have inspections but I can’t help but wonder if mandatory inspections keep junk off the sides of the road. If so, I wish we had state inspections.
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    NC has state inspections but I think lack of cars in the side of the road has more to do with the NCDOT religiously towing broken down cars.

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    here in NYS, first two years of a cars life is safety only inspection (brakes, suspension, tires, lights, wipers)
    After that its safety and emissions (can only have one monitor not ready for 2001+ cars, check engine light must not be on, visual inspection of emissions components [converter, egr, evap and so forth] and gas cap)
    once a car is 25+ years old it goes back to safety only
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    we have annual state inspections for almost all cars in Texas. most counties (all the big ones and the ones neighboring the big ones) require emissions and safety inspection. the small counties only require safety inspection. diesels only require safety inspection state-wide. after 25 years your vehicle is considered a classic and only needs safety inspection. we don't have abandoned cars on the side of the road because they get towed in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zanethan View Post
    NC has state inspections but I think lack of cars in the side of the road has more to do with the NCDOT religiously towing broken down cars.
    That's exactly what it is. I don't have a problem with the inspections in our state other than it puts some people in a very bad financial burden due to the check engine light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ford ST View Post
    That's exactly what it is. I don't have a problem with the inspections in our state other than it puts some people in a very bad financial burden due to the check engine light.

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    Yeah that can happen. Hey at least if you swerve a little the rumble strips get your attention. Down here you’ll side swipe a junker before you hear the strips!

    They put a notice on cars and you’ll see the damn notice on the car for 5 or 6 days before it’s removed
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