May 30, 2006 9:29 AM
Update on emissions testing
Todd Hartman has this story with more details on the new emissions testing law signed by Gov. Bill Owens last week.
Basically, the new law intends to phase out tailpipe testing by 2010 in favor of more roadside testing that will identify the worst polluters. It provides for a $100 fine for drivers of high-emitting vehicles flagged on roadside tests that then fail a tailpipe test. The $25 emission test fee would be replaced by a $9 increase in auto registration fee.