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Get your vehicle inspected, ‘It’s the law’
I recently saw a notice posted by the Licencing Authority that stated: “It is the law”, referring to the inspection of vehicles over five years old. The notice ended with something to the effect that offenders are liable to be charged $5,000. Wow, $5,000! That sounds more like a fine for committing a felony rather than a motoring misdemeanour that costs the motorist less than $200 to do. But then again, we seem to be a country that is consistently inconsistent with most things. Be that as it may, there are many old vehicles, some ten years plus, that are still on the road without the inspection sticker on the windshield.
Is it that the notice I saw was an old one and that the law no longer exists? I certainly have not seen any licencing officers checking cars for stickers in a long time. So I would like to know if to have my car inspected or not as I certainly cannot afford to pay $5,000. This brings a question to mind. What is more important? Controlling accident prone vehicles on the road or trying to protect people from getting “buss head” on Carnival days by banning glass bottles?
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