My car failed inspection. It has tinting on the rear windshield. Apparently, the car had been in a wreck and rebuilt (hmmm, I should have bought the Carfax report). Anyway, I had to remove the tinting. This broke the rear defrost.
So, I had to make my car less safe to pass a safety inspection.
Of course, the purpose of regulation isn't to promote safety but to exercise power. The argument that compliance creates a hazard simply elicits blank stare.
If you were wondering how the tinting got there. Well, apparently, the car had been in a wreck and was rebuilt by a car enthusiast. The purpose of hyper regulation is to keep individuals from starting small businesses that recycle materials like wrecked cars.
Our government is sick.