Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 19:23:45 +0200 From: "Richard" <rootnospamlhost> Subject: Re: spinning shift knob 93 9000 CSET
"yaofeng" <yaofengchennospaml.com> wrote in message news:1182870105.402518.148880nospam2000hse.googlegroups.com... > On Jun 26, 10:28 am, still me <wheeled...nospamo.com> wrote: >> On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 11:28:45 -0700, yaofeng <yaofengc...nospaml.com> >> wrote: >> >> >> >> >You poor guys. The MOT Czar is really picky. In my State, I can have >> >a blinking SRS, check engine light, ABS on and still pass inspection. >> >> Sounds like it's just "collecting a fee" then instead of inspecting >> :-) > > It is also free I forgot to mention. Or rather we paid through the > State income tax or insurance or gas tax. I rather like the no > nonsense approach to car inspection. They looked at the safety > related items only. Let's see if the check engine light causes your > car to break down, it won't run. ABS light? Plenty many cars on the > road still do not have ABS so why pick on it when it is not working. > The regular brake still works. SRS light? Seat belt alone is > sufficient. Plus many cars still do not have airbags. > It is probably because all cars have a sort of "type / model" approval when their initial safety tests. The MOT just means: "It is still as safe as with the original test"... Richard.