California to crack down on modified cars
Just read where the federal government gave California 5 million to hunt for modified cars. Cars on the street with the emissions equipment completely removed are being impounded. If it appears that your car has been modified you will be issued a fix-it ticket and need to present to the DMV carb numbers for all aftermarket items on your car. The cost of the fix-it ticket is $35 instead of the standard $10, and if the DMV is unsure they will require you car to be smogged within 48 hours or taken off the road. They are doing this to crack down on illegal street racing. They are particularly tageting cars with window tint, wings, racing stickers, modified exhausts, and lowered cars. They have been doing this in San Diego so far and generated a lot of money, so they are expanding to statewide. The most common ticket is for an exhaust that is louder than stock.
This is not a good sign, they usually start this crap in California and move it to the east coast.
I wonder if they are looking at all the modified pick-ups too?