Last post on Mar 01, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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Child Passenger Safety, Crash Test Ratings, Safe Driving, Safety Technology, Legislation
#138 of 142 Re: hiding the ball [steve_]
Feb 23, 2013 (12:06 pm)
Lawsuits over bogus EPA mileage figures have done more than anything to keep the auto makers honest. Now how do we keep the EPA honest? Thankfully that worthless Steven Chu is gone. I think he was sniffing or drinking ethanol.
#139 of 142 Re: hiding the ball [roadburner]
Feb 23, 2013 (1:31 pm)
Exactly. Fail safe stuff for people with a Starbucks in one hand and an iphone in the other. I am surprised there haven't been movements to ban manuals and motorcycles.
I guess it makes sense though, seeing what is able to pass a licensing exam these days.
#140 of 142 Re: hiding the ball [steve_]
Feb 23, 2013 (1:33 pm)
That reminds me, tax refund is in the bank, the Clinton-era tires on the fintail get to be replaced.
The lawyers have probably done a lot to make safety tech mandatory, but I think the automakers were working on it beforehand. Last thing we need to do is support ambulance chasers
Mar 01, 2013 (4:17 pm)
all ya have ta do in New Mexico ta get your NM driver's license is plunk down yer $33 and smile. No tests, no muss, no fuss. You do have to pass a vision test, though, but as long as you wear your stylish eyeglasses you're fine. That New Mexico driver's license is good for 4 years, though, and I think that's pretty cool.