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Old 10-27-2009, 12:40 AM   #1
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Roadside emissions/smog check points?

Pretty gay if you ask me...but then again I've seen them do this on the hwy's. I've just shut my engine off...rolled passed them and then started it back up again!

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ROADSIDE EMISSIONS & REMOTE SMOG TEST CHECKPOINTS




Remote smog sensors are appearing along California roadsides to measure emissions from cars as they drive by. The entire process takes about three seconds. Roadside smog test and emission test checkpoints are appearing all over the State of California.
  • (1) An infrared beam shot across the highway picks up the contents of a car's exhaust. A calibrator and computer on the other side of the road screen and measure the emissions.
  • (2) At the same time, a camera snaps a picture of the vehicle's license plate. The state uses that information to find and notify the vehicle's owner if emissions are too high.
  • (3) Vehicle owners are mailed a letter asking them to participate in a voluntary vehicle repair program.


The Remote and roadside smog check sensing program aims to gather remote and roadside test records of 1 million individual vehicles, about 10 percent of all vehicles in the region. Cars, trucks, SUV, vans, and RVs which fail the remote or roadside smog check will be required to repair their vehicles. Vehicles may be eligible for Consumer Assistance Program.
Remote roadside smog testing equipment will be located for a few days at a time at more than 100 sites across four counties, most likely on freeway on-ramps. Some locations may alter or slow traffic flow as checkpoint personnal will direct only certain polluting vehicles to the roadside smog check area. Remote and roadside smog testing locations will not be publicized and will be rotated on an unannounced basis to ensure a representative sampling of the regionís vehicles.
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wtf the government is loosin it
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Yay for tax dollars being rerouted from my education to this nonsense.
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Good thing my car doesn't live in CA.
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"(3) Vehicle owners are mailed a letter asking them to participate in a voluntary vehicle repair program."

What if the owner refuses or fails to show up to this "Voluntary Repair Program"?
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"(2) At the same time, a camera snaps a picture of the vehicle's license plate. The state uses that information to find and notify the vehicle's owner if emissions are too high."

so they take the picture even if you pass it?
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i am sure this will be money well spent
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Yay for tax dollars being rerouted from my education to this nonsense.
srsly!

compaired to last semester we are now paying............

33% MORE for...






wait for it..........















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9% LESS classes
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^ yea thats ****ing bull**** too. lets increase tuition and DECREASE THE OFFERED CLASSES. stupid ****ing CA government
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ha really though, i only have one class this semester, they cut so many teachers and classes
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:00 PM   #11
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Wtf?! Seriously?!

That's it, I am moving back to Chicago. E85 and 93+ gas at every station, no state reffing and tickets that are 4x less
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1. Remove your license plates or cover them with paper.
2. Install a catless downpipe.
3. Find a roadside checkpoint.
4. Make repeated WOT passes at the checkpoint.

Just kidding.
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It's more for the cars and trucks that have smoke out of the tail pipe and stuff like that, you will not see many of these and the bay area, more of the LA county.
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That might be true, but as soon as they can start issuing tickets, these things will be showing up everywhere. I wonder if they will use the data from the pictures that are taken for anything else.
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That might be true, but as soon as they can start issuing tickets, these things will be showing up everywhere. I wonder if they will use the data from the pictures that are taken for anything else.
prob gonna start profiling cars if they start seeing a trend of which make and model seems to emit more and then start cracking down on us more on the streets
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