opinion | Jennifer Graham
Death by inspection
A perfectly useful car meets an unnecessary and wasteful end
The Massachusetts auto inspection system takes drivable cars off the roads. We’re all afraid to throw out as much as a plastic soda bottle. Two-ton cars, however, we’re enthusiastically encouraged to toss. Much is said about the need for affordable housing, but nothing at all about the need for affordable cars, even as the average cost of a new car now exceeds $30,000.