<VV> Inspections

Sethracer at aol.com Sethracer at aol.com
Tue Oct 4 10:45:45 EDT 2005

Tony wrote:

Likewise  the safety inspection decal seeing as how many vintage 
vehicles do not  include equipment that modern safety inspections 
test/check such as  airbags and safety belts and lights and defrosters 
and window washers  whatever else a vintage car might never have had 
that would flunk a modern  car if it didn't have the same functional 
equipment.  .  .   .  .  .  .  However, if for whatever reason the car  is 
in an accident which was shown to have been caused by the  failure of 
a piece of equipment that a VA safety inspection would have  
uncovered, it's your ass.

There are two reasons for a safety inspection program in a state. First is  
to keep the system of state bureaucracy control and Garage enrichment  going, 
perhaps more the former than the latter. (according to Spence) Second is  to 
push the great unwashed into keeping their car in a somewhat  safe condition. An 
inspection system shouldn't be a cop out for ignoring  the car, as in "Hey, 
it passed inspection, that's good enough!". It bears no  liability, though, for 
the state or (except maybe in extreme circumstances) the  garage. Whether or 
not the car went through safety inspection, the owner is  ultimately 
responsible for any failure or damaged caused by the car. It's  basically your ass 
anyway. And that is really the way it should be. 

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