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Car Owners Inspections

Post by lennygoran » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:37 pm

My 1995 Saturn seems to have reached a milestone-it no longer needs to be inspected-got a notice from the motor Vehicle Bureau-got a card I can keep in the car to prove this to the police-had no idea such laws existed. Regards, Len :D

What vehicles do not have to be inspected?

The following vehicles will receive a card in the mail indicating the vehicle will no longer require an inspection sticker:
Electric vehicles and other vehicles not fueled by hydrocarbon based fuels
1995 – older gasoline passenger vehicles 8,500 and under GVWR
2007 – older gasoline passenger vehicles 8,501-14,000 GVWR
2013 – older gasoline passenger vehicles 14,001 or greater GVWR
1996 – older diesel passenger vehicles 17,999 or less GVWR
All model years diesel vehicles 8,501 to 17,999 GVWR (self-inspected under NJAC 13:20-26.16)
All model years diesel commercial vehicles 8,501 to 17,999 GVWR (self-inspected under NJAC 13:20-26.16)

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Re: Car Owners Inspections

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:27 pm

The knowledge of how to do it has probably been lost (fleeing).

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Re: Car Owners Inspections

Post by lennygoran » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:08 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:27 pm
The knowledge of how to do it has probably been lost (fleeing).
I'm not sure about that-that card is already in my glove compartment! Regards, Len :lol:

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Re: Car Owners Inspections

Post by John F » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:21 am

That's just in New Jersey. Across the Hudson, all vehicles registered in NY State have to be inspected every 12 months. Yet another reason to avoid driving in New Jersey:

The Worst Drivers in the U.S. Live in...
Congratulations, New Jersey drivers! You are officially the worst drivers in the United States! No, we didn't just pull off the turnpike with this conclusion. There was a test...

CNN Money explains, "The 2008 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test found that 16.4%, of drivers, or 33 million, don't know the rules of the road." The survey asked 5,524 drivers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia a series of "questions derived from official Department of Motor Vehicle tests" to gauge their knowledge of driving laws. "Among the main sticking points were what to do when approaching a yellow light, and the safe distance to maintain behind another car."

According to a GMAC press release, New Jersey drivers finished 51st in the survey, with an average score of just 69.9 percent. Almost 37 percent of New Jersey drivers failed the test. Kansas drivers did the best. The average score in that state was 84 out of 100, and only 5.7 percent of Kansas drivers failed. GMAC also notes, "The older the driver, the higher the test score. Drivers 35+ years old were most likely to pass," and, "While average test scores between the genders were similar, women were more likely to fail the test than men (20 percent versus 13 percent)."

Apparently, most of us are better drivers now than we used to be. CNN notes, "Overall, the national average score grew slightly to 78.1% from 77.1% in 2007, but scores varied based on driver demographic and geography."

Washington, D.C.'s WTOP News notes, "While national scores improved, the lowest test scores were found in the Northeast."

Though the results can provide some fun bragging opportunities (and convince you to spring for the insurance on that rental next time you're in Newark), we should note that there is a serious purpose to the annual survey. GMAC says "Overall, findings from the 2008 survey indicate that an alarming number of licensed Americans continue to lack knowledge of basic rules of the road." Among the most startling findings, "Eighty-four percent could not identify the correct action to take when approaching a steady yellow traffic light, and 73 percent could not properly identify a typical safe following distance from the car in front of them."

The ten lowest-scoring states, according to GMAC:

1. New Jersey
2. Washington, DC
3. New York
4. Massachusetts
5. Georgia
6. Mississippi
7. Hawaii
8. Lousiana
9. West Virginia
10. Maryland

https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/dai ... -Live-in-/

My stepsister, who lives in Los Angeles, would be surprised that California isn't in this list.
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Re: Car Owners Inspections

Post by lennygoran » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:40 am

John F wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:21 am
That's just in New Jersey. Across the Hudson, all vehicles registered in NY State have to be inspected every 12 months. Yet another reason to avoid driving in New Jersey...My stepsister, who lives in Los Angeles, would be surprised that California isn't in this list.
Very interesting-now I wonder if there are any other states that are exempting cars like mine from inspection-this went into effect here in 2016. I see NY does have an exemption on emissions for older cars. Also I'm surprised that Florida with all those elderly retired people isn't listed. Regards, Len

"Inspection Exemptions

While there are no exemptions for vehicle safety inspections. Some vehicles are exempt from emissions inspections depending on the age or type of the vehicle. Emissions exemptions extend to:

Vehicles less than 2 years old.
Vehicles older than 25 years old.
Electric vehicles.*
Motorcycles.
Vehicles registered with historical plates.
Vehicles that meet heavy safety inspection standards, as defined by the NY DMV.
Diesel powered vehicles model year 1997 and newer that weigh under 8,501 lbs.*"

http://www.dmv.org/ny-new-york/smog-check.php

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Re: Car Owners Inspections

Post by John F » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:08 am

According to the story, older people are better drivers than younger ones - at least, they know the rules of the road better.
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