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Do we, perhaps, need a few more motor vehicle inspections?

By johnboy - 7 March 2007 39

Apologies for the quality on my camera phone at a distance, this was taken yesterday.

Yes, if you look closely you can see rope holding that battered door onto the car, young men were filling the car although not, notably, the front passenger seat.

Which to me raised the question:

Are we perhaps in need of more regular inspections of the cars on our roads?

And does a school’s duty of care run to not letting their students drive death traps home from college? (Seeing as the parents seem to have little care)

What’s Your opinion?


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39 Responses to
Do we, perhaps, need a few more motor vehicle inspections?
Maelinar 2:59 pm 07 Mar 07

as opposed to buying a brand new car every 5 years justbands ?

mmm that’s market savvy.

bonfire 2:21 pm 07 Mar 07

if greenies were really serious about protecting forests, they would pick up a .303

but posturing for a tv camera is less dangerous

justbands 2:06 pm 07 Mar 07

> Funny the number of ‘greens’ you see driving around the inner north with propaganda stickers all over their ageing rust buckets, spewing smoke out the back.

Yes. Although they’re not really “Greens”. They’re the types who will protest against a road going through OUR CAPITAL CITY forever & a day, yet would never take the time or make the effort to care about the destruction of an entire old growth forest no more than one hour from here.

johnboy 2:05 pm 07 Mar 07

I suspect, however, that a lack of maintenance can be indicative of a certain type of boneheadedness.

tortfeaser 1:48 pm 07 Mar 07

More regulation isn’t the answer. A less protected domestic car industry, including a freeing up of imports, is. If you could afford a Jap import that would be less than 5 yrs old you wouldn’t be driving a 20 year old Laser.

And have you seen the car prang stats? They’re not the result of poor mechanical reliability but of bone headed driving by poorly trained punters on rubbish roads.

Ralph 1:46 pm 07 Mar 07

Funny the number of ‘greens’ you see driving around the inner north with propaganda stickers all over their ageing rust buckets, spewing smoke out the back.

Annual inspections are needed.

bonfire 1:31 pm 07 Mar 07

annual inspections are sensible.

keeps dangerous shitheaps off the roads.

and means at least once a year brakes etc are actually checked.

barking toad 12:56 pm 07 Mar 07

Not a fan of inspections. My last car would have been condemned 5 years ago if that was the case. Finally recently stopped by an observant constable.

While he didn’t seem convinced about the belching exhaust being the cause of gorebal warming, he suspected it might fail an emissions test. There was also the minor matter of the steel belt showing on the bald tyre. And the smashed headlight.

gurunik 12:50 pm 07 Mar 07

we’ll get along fine then Thumper!
What would be more dangerous….a crap laser/323 or a turboed skyline/wrx etc, in the hands of a p-plater?

stan_bowles 12:47 pm 07 Mar 07

I drove a similar car that probably warranted a defect notice (not as bad as the one pictured though), but I went 3 years without ever being checked.

I wouldn’t like to see a yearly MOT like in the UK, but more regular checks would be good. How about parking inspectors multitasking and issuing defect notices for dodgy cars?

Danman 12:37 pm 07 Mar 07

2 door LJ ?

GTR optional

genuine XU1 dreamable

Thumper 12:33 pm 07 Mar 07

I love HK/G/T Monaros, Kingswood, and even the humble Belmont.

Owned many a HT/G.

Beautiful cars.

gurunik 12:20 pm 07 Mar 07

just watch what you say about HK’s Thumper……

Thumper 12:14 pm 07 Mar 07

Or a HK Monaro….

LlamaFrog 12:12 pm 07 Mar 07

It isn’t right, any self respecting teen will have a torana.

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