Pa. Inspection Stickers Not So Sticky

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It's a sticky situation for drivers. Or not so sticky, depending on how you look at it.
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Arizona

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#63
May 16, 2010
 
Suezanne wrote:
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Get bent.
Get a proper education.
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May 16, 2010
 

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What's your opinion on this subject anyway? Is your windshield a sticky mess?
No my windshield is just fine. I used a clear adhesive tape to keep them in place until inspection runs out. Purchasing new ones would be very foolish.
harley mom of two

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#66
May 16, 2010
 
why the hell do we have too pay for the mess up ? thats rite i bet we have too pay cause they need to pay come one to fix the f ... job thats the wonder of living in pa
Grizzly319

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#67
May 16, 2010
 
I will not pay extra for the States screw up! Go ahead give a ticket. See ya in court. Win or lose I will not roll over & pay willingly. I spoke to a Police officer who I said quote " Dont be cheap just get new stickers"/ Up yours Pal! Good ole Northampton police!
Dave

Allentown, PA

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#68
May 17, 2010
 
Back when we had the CAT Fund and PennDOT had a problem getting stickers to consumers, then they had an extension for you to get the sticker, I got pulled over just a few days after the extension expired, still not having received my sticker. The trooper told me what to do to get the sticker. I did it. Went to court to fight the fine. Judges statement from the bench..."I am not going to make someone pay for PennDOT F***ing up." And this guy was considered the county's "hanging judge" at the time. He was fed up of seeing these cases then. How do you think judges today will feel after seeing numerous cases come before them about these stickers?

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#69
May 17, 2010
 
Dave wrote:
How do you think judges today will feel after seeing numerous cases come before them about these stickers?
Sticker shocked ?
John

Conshohocken, PA

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#70
May 17, 2010
 
Bubba wrote:
Why in the world does the state expect us to pay for their suppliers screwup?
The state isn't making you pay for it the inspection station is.
John

Conshohocken, PA

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#71
May 17, 2010
 
curling wrote:
Yea you pay $10 for new stickers that fall off again in 3 months. What a clever way to get money into the state budget. By the way a missing from windshield sticker is something on the order of $60 fine and 2 or 3 points. Most state police will give you a warning but you will have to get new ones not to get a ticket but the locals are looking for the cash so they ticket right away..........
Oh yea the clear tape if caught is a bigger fine for tampering with state equipment, Yes the state owns the stickers not you.
The inspector is charging you not the state.
John

Conshohocken, PA

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#72
May 17, 2010
 
For all the posters that have a reading comprehension of a two year old.

That'll cost you about $10.

I have to pay for the stickers also and I have a fee to hook up to the emissions program, said Asztalos. So I can't really do it for free, but it's a cheaper rate.

This inspector is charging ten dollars not because that's what the sticker cost but because that's what he wants to charge. Simple sollution for him return the faulty stickers back to PENNDOT's claim department and recoup cost. It's done all the time.
Dmechanic

Reading, PA

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#73
May 19, 2010
 
It's the inserts, not the sticker themselves that aren't sticking. We have purchase new insert and still have the problem. You can see the out line of the insert on the window.
PENNDOT should issue all shops new corrected inserts and have them destroy current inventory or come up with a glue that adheres to the current inserts.
incompetence

Lebanon, PA

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#74
Jun 28, 2010
 
NOT Only does my husband's new inspection sticker not stick but we just REALIZED the month and year on MY INSPECTION STICKER ( which is sticking ) is backwards from his ( the numbers on it ). It is bad enough that registrations and inspection stickers often don't match anymore but now you have to figure out "When it is DUE" AND with them changing the format ( with no indication of which is month and which is year ) this is very difficult for someone who came up with a mo/yr like mine ( 10 11 ).

Numbers on mine - 10 11 ( in that order ) ; his 3 11.

HOW I REALIZED THIS ISSUE:
I needed a new registration and thought I also needed a new inspection. When checking the vehicle found that I was not due till 10/ 2011 . Thinking this was odd, I asked my husband about it. I said ... that can't be. Checked his -- 03 11 ( non sticking sticker that it is ). Checked mine - 10 11 ( but ,,, my 10 to the right of the sticker has lettering behind the number ; and his 11 on the left side of his sticker has lettering behind the number. We determined this indicated the year -- as their is nothing but this "LETTERING BEHIND THE NUMBER" and his numbers to determine this fact.

So... his recent inspection has the Year on the Left of the pealing sticker. My older inspection sticker has Year on the RIGHT (when using the letter behind the number to make this determination).

We have a problem here -- 1) the format changed with the numbers on my sticker being opposite of what they used to be and NOTHING but that lettering behind the number to indicate to someone which is the Year and which is the Month. But you have to do some detective work and have another vehicle around to make this determination.

So what is the deal, Pennsylvania?? Which is it going to be?? Month on right, Year on left OR on opposite sides like mine??
And why just put ... YR MO with the number to avoid any confusion or is that too simple a concept??
Bob Yeager

Pittsburgh, PA

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Jul 5, 2010
 

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what would be really cool is if everyone here invested in a 99 cent elmers clear clue stick, ran a bead around the sticker and took time to actually do something productive with their lives instead of allowing a little thing like not-so-sticky stickers to consume your time.

sometimes, machines that make things don't do their job properly... or, the people who were supposed to refill the glue in the machines were slackin... either way... any of you could easily go out and make $5 per sticker re-gluing them for our happy motorists :)

What ever happened to that entrepreneurial spirit?:)
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Jul 6, 2010
 
Bob Yeager wrote:
what would be really cool is if everyone here invested in a 99 cent elmers clear clue stick, ran a bead around the sticker and took time to actually do something productive with their lives instead of allowing a little thing like not-so-sticky stickers to consume your time.
sometimes, machines that make things don't do their job properly... or, the people who were supposed to refill the glue in the machines were slackin... either way... any of you could easily go out and make $5 per sticker re-gluing them for our happy motorists :)
What ever happened to that entrepreneurial spirit?:)
A clear glue stick? Seriously? You're an idiot of idiots. The hot sun would melt that stuff easily.

The real solution is clear packing tape.

Before you call everyone names, try not to be a complete douche bag, yourself.
Nobama

Philadelphia, PA

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#77
Jul 6, 2010
 
My stickers just kind of curl up from one side toward the other...

So what?
Ben Dover

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#78
Oct 22, 2010
 
This is what you get when you go with the LOWEST bidder!!!!!!!!!!
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#79
Jul 10, 2011
 
You are so right Bubba. I work in supply chain and defective products are replaced by the supplier at no charge. Maybe we should file a class action law suit!!
Bubba wrote:
Why in the world does the state expect us to pay for their suppliers screwup?
Cry2PoliticiansI fUrAhack

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#81
Mar 28, 2013
 
How about inspecting the Pa Inspection sticker buyers?

Better yet, rather than being one of the dinosour states with draconian car inspection laws how about eliminate them completly and let the mechanics learn how to actually fix things rather than stare at tire treads and windshield wipers all day.
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Mar 30, 2013
 
Cry2PoliticiansIfUrAhack wrote:
How about inspecting the Pa Inspection sticker buyers?
Better yet, rather than being one of the dinosour states with draconian car inspection laws how about eliminate them completly and let the mechanics learn how to actually fix things rather than stare at tire treads and windshield wipers all day.
I remember reading about eliminating yearly inspections in the past, there might even be a thread here about it in the archives. In my opinion, it it very important to have yearly inspections. As there are people that don't pay attention to things like their tires and breaks. Keep the inspections, we have enough accidents on the roads now for other multitude of reasons. Lets not have an accident because someone brakes have failed due to no inspections for 10 years.

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