Maryland's car inspection is a total scam. DC is much better.

On Feb 21, 2018 8:06 AM, "Curt Raymond via Mercedes" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
wrote:

> Having experienced both, you're wrong. MD is terminally infected by its
> proximity to DC. "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and
> villainy."
> -Curt
>
>
>     On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 10:58:39 AM EST, Andrew Strasfogel <
> astrasfo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>  Curt - MD is  marginally more humane than MA.  By about 10 percent.
> On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 10:35 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> In my experience public servants are generally jerks. They've got a little
> power and love to use it. I forgot to renew the registration on the Ranger
> one time, Angie got pulled over for expired tags about 2 miles from our
> house. She had a totally clean license, the cop had the truck towed rather
> than just letting her go home and get a different car. Cost us nearly $500
> when it was all done with.
> For what? What level of public safety was increased by making my wife cry
> while her car was towed?
> -Curt
>
>
>     On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 10:25:43 AM EST, Dan Penoff via
> Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>  That is a d*ck move if I ever heard one.  Our public servants are
> actually pretty good about stuff like this.  Like when I go to the Tax
> Collector (DMV) and they tell me how to do something to save myself a
> buck.  Example, when I moved back into the state since I had a license
> plate that hadn’t been turned in I was able to use that registration to
> skip paying a $225.00 administrative fee for bringing a car in from out of
> state.
>
> That saved me $675.00 when I moved back here.
>
> Glad I don’t live in MD.
>
> -D
>
>
> > On Feb 21, 2018, at 10:19 AM, Andrew Strasfogel <astrasfo...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > That's good customer service. Around here, people  who drive their
> unregistered or expired tag cars to DMV to get the necessary documents or
> plates are routinely ticketed in the DMV parking lots.
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 6:10 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com> > wrote:
> > Any car brought in from out of state has to have the VIN verified when
> it is registered. It can be done by a Florida Notary Public, Licensed
> Dealer, Police Officer, or Florida Division of Motorist Services Employee
> or Tax Collector Employee. No fee involved, just fill out a form, inspect
> the vehicle and sign off.
> >
> > I have a good friend and neighbor who is an attorney that I usually hit
> up to do this, but we’ve got a new community service officer (CSO) and this
> gave me a chance to meet him.  Plus it also meant I didn’t have to drive
> the car the 3-4 blocks to go to my friend’s house, since it’s not currently
> registered.  I just called up our local sheriff’s substation and had them
> put the call into his rotation.  It’s a courtesy thing that LEO will do
> around here as time permits.
> >
> > -D
>
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