It may be Cleveland's most unpopular activity, the car trip every two-years to do the E-Check. The argument is that we need the E-Check to cut emissions or else we will face stiff federal environmental fines. But from the beginning, the E-Check was mired in poor service, limited locations, and complaints about the cost. Well, now the state is trying again to get E-Check e-right.
New locations are being added, mostly at privately, owned lube stops. Well, this should help although the sales pitch for an oil change may be a little irritating.
The other two changes are questionable. 24-hour a day kiosks are being added. Well, pumping gas is one thing but attaching a probe to your car may be more challenging. Just ask anyone who has tried to buy an RTA pass and the other change sounds like science fiction.
A truck with highly sensitive sensors will park near major highways and scan your car as it passes by. When your car gets two separate positive scans the E-Check certificate is mailed to you.
Well, with its previous road record why do I have a sinking feeling that this mix of technology and big brother is destined for the scrap yard?
Write and let me know what you think. I'm Bill Applegate.
Monday, June 17 2013 9:22 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:22:37 GMT
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