Regarding the article, “Sticker shock” (BDN, Oct. 3).
Citizens of Maine are not only the highest-taxed residents in the United States, but they are also getting “raped” by auto inspectors.
Many years ago, Florida had a mandatory auto inspection law which, like Maine, put the car owner at the mercy of the auto repair shops.
One day, years ago, the governor of Florida took his car to get it inspected and like many Florida citizens at the time, he was the victim of an overzealous rip-off, which he discovered was the usual treatment. The governor investigated and had no trouble abolishing the inspection requirement. This has had no consequence except that people are not ripped off anymore.
Look into this for the benefit of the unfortunate Maine citizen automobile diver, please.
John M. Sadler