Yearly emissions test reminds of state’s conversion of right into privilege

print The young woman at the emissions testing center has purple dye in her hair. She’s friendly. She asked me for my papers and to step out of the car and to stand over by the blue chair as she checks the emissions of a minivan. After sniffing the exhaust with a machine and checking the fuel cap, she gives a green certificate which I’m supposed to take to the County Court Clerk’s Office and remit so that my minivan can move for another year “in commerce.” By David Tulis In commerce the minivan is a registered vehicle. Registration is … Continue reading Yearly emissions test reminds of state’s conversion of right into privilege