Posted to Emissions Forum on 10/28/2012
Re: dissection of the Star Program
There's no 'if' about it; they're out there, by the dozens,
possibly hundreds, and I agree that we are better off
without them. My problem with STAR is that it takes a
'shotgun' or 'atom bomb' approach to weeding them out, and a
small but significant number of innocent techs are being hit
in the process. It also occurs to me that the process could
still be manipulated by crafty techs who know how to provide
what STAR wants to hear.
This 'grading at a distance' technique is simply not
accurate enough to avoid the inevitable lawsuits and other
forms of dissension, from both sides of the barbed-wire
fence. This is due to its overly simplistic, 'idealized'
view of the smog-check process presented in the manual to
which you so often refer, and it is destined for
catastrophic failure in its present state.
Talk atcha later,
Quick Stop Smog & More
Sacramento, California, USA