Posted to Emissions Forum on 11/3/2012
A far more plausible scenario (if the injunctions filed
against STAR are thrown out):
The first round: Jan 1, 2013
Half of the shops are excluded, and all of the crappy cars
and car owners that dragged them down will go to the half
that aren't excluded, dragging their scores down.
Round two: 2015
Within about two years, the half that qualified will then be
cut in half by the same algorithm.
Round three and on:
Finally the algorithms will have to be fiddled with (to
exclude less than half of the population), because someone
with influence gets p*ssed off for being excluded, and makes
a few strategic phone calls.
The new shops with no scores might come and go, filling some
of the void, but their inexperience will be a serious
detriment to their longevity. Complaints and rioting over
inspection waiting times will eventually become a factor if
nothing is done.
Like I said before, directed cars and the people who own
them are like Bébé's kids; they don't die, they
Take it easy,
Quick Stop Smog & More
Sacramento, California, USA