Friday, March 27, 2009

California Regulates Tire Pressure

After yesterday’s story (h/t Moonbat) from the land of fruits and nuts that California is banning black cars, this story from NewsMax is no surprise. Big Brother is now forcing mechanics to check air pressure in tires.

Thanks to Obama’s ignorant statement during the campaign, California thinks if they make it mandatory to check tire pressure it will save gasoline. What is amazing is that they have actual statistics proving this asinine law. I have one question. How is government going to reinforce this? I just saying.

So, in California you will no be able to drive black cars and have flat tires. The intrusion of the government is now just absurd. I feel so much better that the nanny state is looking out for my fellow comrade and me. I just hope my state government has more important things to do than to worry if I have proper air pressure in my tires and what color my car is.

Here is the story:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California officials have decided to require auto repair shops to check tire pressure; a move they say will save millions of gallons of gasoline.

The state Air Resources Board on Thursday adopted a resolution requiring repair shops to check tire pressure whenever they perform maintenance, oil changes and smog tests, beginning in July 2010.

Regulators hope the idea spreads to other states. The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that proper tire inflation can boost gas mileage by about 3.3 percent.

President Barack Obama suggested during his campaign that proper tire inflation should be part of an energy-conservation plan. Republicans mocked him, but GOP candidate John McCain later agreed that tire maintenance is a good idea.

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