Originally Posted by machineman89
......inspections??????? what exactly are these "inspections"????
A lot of states have annual safety inspections that they need to pass to renew their tags.
It's on the books in California, but it's an "on demand" thing.
In the 60s and 70s, CHP would set up roadblocks all the time and pull inspections. If you got tagged, the car had to be repaired and signed off by a certified headlight/brake mechanic (most gas stations were certified).
If you passed, you got a CHP sticker for your windshield so you wouldn't be bothered the rest of the year.
The law is still on the books, and these certified stations still exist.