The Sad State Of California… A Waste Of Resources.

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Here is another wonderful reason to live in California, via an e-mail from a friend. This was approved back in Feb of 2000, but I guess it never got much publicity:

Did you know that CA has a program where cops can set up a “Smog Check Point”. It looks like a sobriety check point, in that CHPs randomly pull people over and ‘invite’ them to take part in a random smog check. One of my employees got pulled over today on the way to work.

details:

http://www.epa.gov/oms/regs/im/roadside.pdf

Although there do not seem to be any penalties if you refuse to submit to the test, why does this feel so much like an abuse of power. Plus, how much does this cost, and would the CHP’s time be better spent pursuing, you know, law-breakers? This was approved back in Feb of 2000, but I guess it never got much publicity.

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