Letter Of The Week From California Air Resources Board

Just got a copy of a letter from Mary D. Nichols, Chairman of CARB (California Air Resources Board) inviting “all interested parties” to participate in a discussion for reducing the global warming impacts of under-inflated tires. The objective is to propose new regulations for drivers/riders with tires with a PSI under what is recommended by the manufacturer. So, soon California will mobilize its police to check your tires PSI? Write tickets by missing PSI x the number of your tires? Welcome to California!
Below, the letter of CARB.
“The Air Resources Board staff invites you Wednesday October 8,,  08 to participate in a public workshop meeting to discuss concepts for reducing the global warming impacts of under-inflated vehicle tires. It is estimated that greater than 70%  of all vehicles operate on at east one under-inflated tire resulting in reduced gas mileage and increased emissions. At this workshop, ARB staff will discuss a proposed regulatory concept, implementation strategy, as well as inventory and cost effectiveness data…” The agenda and presentation will be available prior to the workshop at the following website address: http://www.arb.ca.gov/tirepressure


25 Responses to “Letter Of The Week From California Air Resources Board”

  1. 1 Dave B. Sep 15th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Wow, it seems there is no end to the reason cops can write a ticket. The agenda is green allright… money.
    This has nothing to do with the environment, it has everything to do with increasing revenue!

  2. 2 Nicker Sep 15th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Won’t comment when i’m this PISSED OFF……….. 🙁 🙁 🙁


  3. 3 Mike Greenwald Sep 15th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Scorched by the volume of hot air from the politicos? Why do they go after the vehicles when gagging the politicians would reduce pollutants on so many levels?

  4. 4 Fausto Simoes Sep 16th, 2008 at 7:11 am

    I asked one of my friends who lives in California what he thought of this and this is what he said;

    “I’m not worried, I usually run my tires at pressures over 100 PSI. They almost sound like snare drums when you tap them. This way I can leave a small footprint on the planet-looks like it’s about 1/4″ wide judging from the wear on my tires. I’m also planning on buying one of those brightly colored suits and helmets the downhill ski-racers use to cut down on air resistance to replace my viking helmet and buffalo fur coat which seems to cause a lot of drag. I hear hot chicks love the look of a man in skin tight lycra.”


    Now’s that a dedicated individual who is looking out for the planet’s best interests!

    He should apply for a job at CARB-he seems to fit right in.

  5. 5 Alan Sep 16th, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Do you suppose that if we all promise to keep our tires inflated, Al Gore will go away?

  6. 6 a 1 cycles Sep 16th, 2008 at 8:57 am

    one of the largest poluters on the planet is small 2 stroke and small 4 stroke engines in lawnmowers and weed whackers, i read a study somewhere that its astronomical what these put out for bad emissions..but they would rather have nice lawns and ticket the motorists..all politics and air resource boards suck

  7. 7 Jim Sep 16th, 2008 at 9:12 am

    From all that I have read, it seems to me that the CARB is more interested in generating revenue than saving the environment. I don’t understand why a “ticketed” person/business that offers to correct their infraction is told “no, just pay the fine”.

    I still believe that there isn’t a single problem with California that can’t be fixed with a raise in the level of the ocean!

    Customs By Jim, Inc

  8. 8 burnout Sep 16th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    r i i i i i i ght! I propose solid rubber tires. peace

  9. 9 Ben Sep 16th, 2008 at 10:53 am

    This should bother no one. You need to make sure your vehicle is safe before riding. This includes making sure you have the proper inflation. Same goes to people who drive and ride with burnt light bulbs or poorly adjusted headlights.

    End of story.

  10. 10 Mike Greenwald Sep 16th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    This may be the end of your story because you are compliant with all that your government wishes you to do.
    Yeah, tire pressures are important on a motorcycle to keep it handling well. Tire pressures are not important enough to allow the police to pull you over to check for compliance and any other discovery they want to make while they have you at the side of the road.

  11. 11 Zoomer Sep 16th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Welcome to the Communist state of California. Just another example of the ridiculous laws being implemented by a state too worried about upsetting it’s income making citizenry to actually enact sensible laws that may actually improve air quality. I believe they should make it illegal for any workplace to install or implement any form of HVAC equipment on the property. Their employees should be able to handle 100F+ weather or temperatures below freezing in North CA and the mountains. Sound ridiculous??? That’s what they force us truck drivers to do effective Jan 1,2008. There was a bill passed that made it illegal to idle a truck for more than 5min for ANY reason whatsoever. No A/C, no heat. Fines start at $300-$1000. So drop a load at 8am and then sit until 3 or 4pm through the hottest part of the day waiting for your next one. I personally helped send 3 of my fellow employees to the hospital yesterday from heat exhaustion. This was after CHP came on PRIVATE PROPERTY and wrote 4 tickets for idling. I guess they would rather take money from working folks then upset those poor harried soccer-moms all driving around with ONE person in an SUV that weighs less than a tenth of our 7mpg-80,000lbs trucks, but still only gets 10-13mpg?

  12. 12 Pitbull Sep 16th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Motorcycles emit less than 1% of all emissions, take less space, use less fuel, and can go just about anywhere. California should be giving tax breaks for those who ride motorcycles on a daily basis.

  13. 13 Knucklehead Sep 16th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    I don’t know about California. I’d be afraid to go there. They may pass a law I had no idea about. Like get some high priced ticket for useing the wrong hand in the jon.

  14. 14 Jeff Nicklus Sep 16th, 2008 at 6:31 pm


    Over & Out,


  15. 15 Conrad Nicklus Sep 16th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Ill stick with what my dad said. This is rediculous.

  16. 16 Rodent Sep 16th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Screw CARB

  17. 17 saorijohn Sep 17th, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    I heard on the radio today that over here in England they are going to trial a scheme where you will be fined for leaving your car engine running when sat in stationary traffic.

    Guy Fawkes where are you when we need you.

  18. 18 harry Sep 18th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    This is my opinion of the Calif. Air Resources board: CARB=LIES Simple as that!!!

  19. 19 Lee Wimmer Sep 18th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    And people live in California why????
    Hey I think tire pressure is a saftey issue for sure , but this is just one more way of the government getting into something they shouldn’t

  20. 20 Lugnut Sep 21st, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    I forget who said we should be thankful we don’t get all of the government we pay for. Looks like the folks in CA are getting all they can stand. The irony is the citizens of CA pay these people to be their oppressor.

    Who would have thought you would look in the rearview after being pulled over and see a cop waliking toward you with an air pressure gauge and thinking “oh crap – I haven’t checked my tire pressure!”

    The attorneys that challenge speed detection devices and DUI testing equipment will now have to become specialists in air gauges.

  21. 21 Jim Sep 22nd, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Besides being incredibly STUPID, I feel sorry for cops in CA as well. Many signed up to make a difference in their community by helping to make it safer. Now most county cops are nothing more than revenue generators packing heat.

    To the guy above, it’s not about compliance. It’s about money and more control. Probable Cause just got a little easier… His tires looked low on air! You heard it here first!


  22. 22 Jim Gianatsis Sep 22nd, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Some idiot told Obama that if everyone inflated their tires, there wouldn’t be be an energy crises and global warming, and Obama adopted this as his campaign energy solution for America. Mary D. Nichols, Chairman of CARB is obviously an Obama supporter and just as stupid.

    I own high performance sportscars and superbikes with DOT legal track tires that need to run air pressures down between 26-32 lbs. for properly handling, safety and performance. Who determines what tires pressures to run on different design tires on performance vehicles? CARB lets us buy Turbo Porsches, Cadillac Escalades and Ferrari F430s that get 6 mpg when on the throttle, but wants to legislate the tire pressures at 36-42 psi so we’ll spin off into the ditch and get killed?

    The solution to the fuel crises and global warming is Nuclear electrical power and Hydrogen fuel powered vehicles which are proven, inexpensive and available now. And just as important – limiting the world’s runaway population growth. Why spend $ billions fighting AIDs in Africa when there is no food or industry there to support the Africa population if did survive and grow, making global warming and the world’s energy crises even worse.

    But no one in American government is smart enough to understand simple logic and science. Or un corrupted by Big Oil lobbyests and campaign contributors.

  23. 23 Rick Sep 24th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    My family has been in So Cal for over 100 years now. I promise to break the chain. Soon, I believe they will pull you over for air pressure, fine you on the spot in cash, then tell you they need to search your vehicle. Upon finding no incriminating evidence, they will proceed to tell you they need to cavity check for a fee of $100 (price for the government bought latex glove)….. you must pay this in cash on the spot or be in contempt of court (roadside). They will then shove a 4 foot scope up your arse and look into your throat. Upon finding excess build up in your intestine walls- you will be charged for “storing waste” without a permit. Of course this fine will come in the mail with a large bill attached. No court hearing will be allowed for this violation. If you don’t pay, you will get a notice to enforce collection. Trust me people, if you enjoy any freedom, stay away from CA!!!

    Yesterday, I paid a tax bill for a shop we closed down years ago, we haven’t occupied the building for years. The county of Orange didn’t receive a notice on our business move so they tax us in perpetuity every year as we didn’t provide a lease termination. Now they receive two tax revenues from the same property. Unconstitutional, but if you fight it- the penalty is much worse than paying the bill every year. Go California-!

  24. 24 almottome Mar 20th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Was ist das?

  25. 25 GaryG Mar 28th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    What a bunch of whining paranoid ignoramuses.

    First, there is nothing in the new regulations about issuing tickets for improperly inflated tires.

    The new rules, which go into effect on July 1, simply require car repair shops to check tire pressures, and inflate them to proper and safe levels when they’re servicing customers’ cars.

    It’s not rocket science people, and it’s not part of some New World Order conspiracy. It’s a simple regulation that will save gas, reduce pollution, and increase safety.

    The air board estimates the tire pressure rule will eliminate 700,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases per year, reduce the state’s fuel consumption by 75 million gallons annually and extend the average tire’s useful life by 4,700 miles. The air board estimates the regulation will save the average Californian $12 per year.

    Please people…turn off Rush, and find out the truth before posting all this paranoid nonsense.

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