Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Arizona Biker Present

Seems Arizona is getting ready to quit screwing the biker community.  Us two wheelers have been paying for emission tests every year, while cars only have to pass every other year. 

by Shaun McKinnon - Nov. 30, 2009 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality asked federal authorities this month to exempt motorcycles from the emissions testing program in the Phoenix area, the only big city where bikes must meet smog limits.

ADEQ officials say motorcycles make up just 3.5 percent of all vehicles tested and fail less often than they once did. Testing and repair of bikes doesn't significantly improve air quality, according to a recent analysis.

Tailpipe emissions remain a significant contributor to metro Phoenix's air quality problems, which include dust and ozone pollution serious enough to trigger health advisories throughout the year.

The Legislature passed a bill in 2008 to let the state drop motorcycle emissions tests if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the request by July 1, 2010.

ADEQ Director Benjamin Grumbles said the rule change is in line with Gov. Jan Brewer's request to streamline government.

"This is a great example of how our agency can make the lives of state residents simpler and still ensure Arizona has clean air to breathe," he said.


  1. Good luck, I hope it passes for ya!

  2. NO! Every time AZ throws a dumb law in the garbage the morons in CA take it out and use it! I don’t want it, you keep it. ;)

  3. You mean somebody actually pulled their head out and took a look at the real world?

  4. Hope it works out for you guys.

  5. I'm getting tired of people and their agendas. I got an agenda for you d-heads...drop dead f'ers.

    You would think that some genuis would sit around and think..."Hmmmm...why don't we exempt bikes from the smog test because they get great gas mileage, ease traffic congestion, create more parking...blah, blah, blah..." I don't understand people...and I'm a people myself.

    It's all about getting the "scurge" off the streets. I'll move if it happens here.