I'm quite impressed you even managed to make the leap from vehicle inspection to freedom.greg850r wrote: ↑Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:13 pmFreedom and safety can be mutually exclusive. I prefer the former. With it I can see to the latter myself better than the state can.abscate wrote: ↑Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:22 amNeither of the above. Isn’t AMERICA a great place? If you visit here, some States you will be amazed at what you see on the road. In NY we have safety inspections each year but they are about 1/3 as comprehensive as Europe
I got a BMW back from a dealer inspection with 1 mm of rear brake pad left because inspection only requires pulling one front wheel
Personally I think all the evidence points to people in general not being able to handle any sort of freedom responsibility and certain things therefore need to be regulated. Or phrased differently: People in general are idiots. Though if I lived in the US I might not trust the state either seeing who's in charge..
Not having to worry about other people's inability to take care of their vehicles is a great upside to the very minor hassle of yearly inspections. The latter also gives me a second opinion on things that need fixing.