Smog Laws Are Infringing Your Freedoms
I’m down for the new age technology, but I’m not about to sit here and be ashamed of blowing 300 gasoline-burning horsepower through my Nova’s archaic TH350 as the side pipes scream their legacy battle cry. You don’t like it, roll your window up and turn your radio on!
These wonderful cars are already life-limited by design – nobody needs to push them off the roads any quicker than is already happening. We have enough smog laws!
Why AB 210 Is Critical
AB 210 proposes a rectification to Calfornia’s wacky smog laws. It would exempt pre-1983 year-model vehicles from emissions testing, rather than the current 1976 year-model exemption. We lost the “rolling exemption” back in 2005, and it seemed like many of our beloved classics were forever doomed!
You can find plenty of detailed information at the SEMA Action Network, which is a nationwide network of vehicle clubs, banding together to FIGHT UNFAIR AUTOMOTIVE LAWS.
AB 210 understands that there is a minimal impact that pre-1983 vehicles have on air quality.
AB 210 also understands that these older vehicles constitute a continually diminishing segment of the total vehicle population, and “are a poor source from which to look for emission reduction[s].” (SAN.)
AB 210 also recognizes one of the biggest key points of our main argument: our pre-1983 vehicles are, for the most part, very well maintained, infrequently driven, and only contribute to a small fraction of the total miles driven annually.