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Resource ID: #25454
Subject: Automobiles
Source: The Charlotte Observer
Date: 10/30/2011; 10/31/2011; 11/01/2011; 11/03/2011


Every year, North Carolina auto owners must take vehicles to private garages for state-mandated safety and emissions testing meant to prevent traffic crashes and curb pollution. Drivers cannot put a car on the road legally unless it passes inspection. A review inspection data showed the program is undermined by unscrupulous garages who do a volume business, passing unsafe cars, and by other who take bribes or cheat customers with uncessary repairs.

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