Skip to comments.California Regulates Tire Pressure (no joke)
Posted on 09/08/2010 5:22:25 AM PDT by EBH
Link is to the pdf final regulation.
Take your vehicle in for repair, ...
they are required to complete the tire air inspection.
Sure you can decline, but have to either provide proof it was done in the last 30 days or promise to have it done in a week.
Decline and then try to sell your car later...
If it wasn’t amended, you get cited for incorrect pressure based on the repair shop’s readings.
How many times you got laid
How much laundry you did
How many breathes of air you consumed.
Another make-work position for a government bureaucrat........
” coming soon, keeping records on how many times you took a $hit.
How many times you got laid
How much laundry you did
How many breathes of air you consumed.”
.. I think MD already taxes all of them
That would be a pretty thin file for me these days...
The check is NOT required if the tires are deemed to be unsafe.
How is that government efficiency? They will send you back on the road with bald tires onto an occassionally wet, oil slicked highway, but let's make sure you are not adding to your carbon footprint!
Then toss in the transients. Ambient air temperature changes change tire pressure. Tires heat up under high speed driving, changing tire pressure. Pressure is relative, it'll read one thing at sea level, another when you drive up into the mountains. Beach driving or other soft-surface (mud) often requires you to lower tire pressure to increase contact patch size. Tire and vehicle manufacturers recommendations are based on average loading, light or heavy vehicle loading may require adjustments for optimal performance.
So, after all that, some big-government bureaucrat is going to try to tell me, and Joe down at the service station what the right tire pressure is? And just how well calibrated is Joe's gauge? Hey, I know, lets create more regulation and bureaucracy related to the gauges, more un-paid work for Joe...yeah, that'll help the economy.
Wait a minute - isn’t this what 0 proposed - that we were to do this for better gas mileage?
2 Nov. 2010 - Voters “regulate” California government.
WE ARE NOW ENERGY INDEPENDENT. PARTY TIME!
I have bad news people, new vehicles with an on board air pressure monitoring system can beam a signal to a freeway data acquisition box with your ID and you may get a fine if you are driving on under inflated tires.
Not a joke or a conspiracy, most new vehicles have this, all it takes is the go ahead from the Feds or the state to get a signal from your Onstar or such. You may not even have to drive the vehicle, you get a fine for it before it leaves your driveway, after a warning.
"But we could save all the oil they're talking about getting off drilling if everyone was just inflating their tires."
They will be installing meters that can check on all those things from satellites in space. You WILL be getting a visit soon.
CA should just get it over with and assign every household and business a State Nanny to watch over every move, ensure compliance with every regulation and submit all of the applicable reports to the appropriate Cheif Nanny agencies.
When are Californians going to wake up, and say “NO!” to nanny-state tyranny?
Because then they've got you coming and going.
“How many times you got laid, how much laundry you did, how many breathes of air you consumed”.... You mean AT THE SAME TIME?!!!
I have never seen a rule so likely to induce a negative reaction on the part of the public. I hope the greenies and the Slave Party takes the brunt, but with Arnold in power, one can make the case that this is designed to provoke a reaction against Republicans.
A donkey doesn't spook like a horse nor need grains and much less vet care.
A donkey isn't as stubborn as a mule.
A donkey ‘gases up’ along the side of the road, for free.
I think I'm not kidding anymore,
Indeed, I think I'll get ahead of the curve and start breeding donkeys.
More legislation from the granola state- the land of fruits and nuts.
let me guess....the fine for each infraction, $800
They stop a car full of illegals and let them go free into Brit society but heaven help the anglo saxon tax payer with a low tire.
Man, when are people going to say enough? Look what they have done and continue to do to our most beautiful state, once the seat of the American dream. A travesty.
An out in section 5:
(5) A customer may decline the check and inflate service if the
customer affirms one of the following:
(A) He or she has performed (or had performed) a tire pressure
check and inflate service within the last 30 days, or
(B) He or she will perform (or will have performed) a tire
pressure check and inflate service within the next 7 days.
(6) If a tire inflation service was not performed as provided in
subsections (d)(3)-(5), the automotive service provider must indicate on the vehicle service invoice why the service was not completed.
So. Lets all buy 10,000+ pound vehicles that get 5 mpg shall we so we can avoid this stupidity.... :-)
CA is simply implementing bammies ideas:
That was the first draft. Now they only measure the amount of CO2 when you exhale.
And tax it.
Just another state revenue stream/added bureaucracy....
If California’s doing this with their own money, fine, but if Federal money is involved then let’s have that chopped.
But California could be wasting its own money on this and eventually they’ll get a Federal bailout. Same thing ... we helped pay for the tire pressure inspections.
Here’s the trick to the section you excerpted,
It says you can do this yourself, right. At least that is how it reads, right?
Prove you did it yourself.
Sounds like a plan to me, Kenworth or Peterbilt?
My buddies swear by the new Volvos but I’m traditional and I have been driving a Peterbilt for the last 15 years.
It is called OnStar.
I had a vehicle with OnStar, it would report to me via email on my oil changes, tire inflation etc.
The technology is available.
18 psi get down on the ground!!! Put you hands behind your head.
A lot of vehicles already have electronic tire pressure sensors. It will be a short technology leap to be able to read them at roadside along with a photo of your license plate, and electronically send you a ticket for incorrect pressure.
Another revenue generator. Whenever spike strips are deployed in yet another California highspeed car chase, they can add "Failure to Maintain tire Pressure" charges to the long list of charges... well that or give law-abiding citizens a ticket as they change a flat tire on the side of the road.
Now it evokes images of human excrement on the sidewalks of San Francisco--an economy crushed by regulations and nit-wit laws--and Leftist morons haggling over how much tire pressure should be legal.
Aren’t we supposed to get our cars serviced too? I can’t remember the last time I changed the points and condensor on my Acura and Tacoma. < /sarcasm>
Never forget the Green Police
I simply push a button on the dash of my car, and viola, there is my tire pressure. And besides that, OnStar sends me an e-mail each month that includes the tire pressure.
Technology already exists and is operating on the highways to read all data on your vehicle - and signal you to pull into a weigh/inspection station is out of compliance.
All they gotta do is calibrate for passenger vehicles too.
OUr every move, our bank accounts, our credit card purchases, monitor your furnace use, water use, what light bulbs you use -
I’m heading back to the woods
I just wrote to my city council positing this as an example of a potential stupid regulation just to show them how stupid some of the current ones are. I wrote, “the scary part would be if you think this is a good idea.”
Let me get this straight, they complain that enforcing immigration laws is too much extar work for law enforcement personnel, but having to check tire pressure isn’t?
Yep, that's where this is headed. I have OnStar on my truck and get a diagnostics report by email once per month which includes psi on all four tires. So, the technology is available to monitor tire pressure as well as other attributes such as emissions. It's all about the money and controlling other peoples lives.
If he used Craftsman Tools, then he would know for sure.
My Cousin Vinny http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-NsYBrTp9U
legislation from the granola state- the land of fruits, flakes, and nuts.
This crazy reg stems from AB32. Perhaps it will land in the “suspend” category.
I drive a 1991 Buick.
It,potentially, will keep running for as long as I'll need a car - (I'm officially an antique, myself, this year.)
I would rather keep this car running than get a later model.
Can they ‘check’ my cars tire pressure any way other than actual, hands on?