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Main Title Final report on the attitudinal assessments of motor vehicle inspection station personnel and motor vehicle owners towards the Rhode Island inspection/maintenance program /
Author Brown, B. F.
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Author Title of a Work
Martin, D. K.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region I,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 901/9-79-010
OCLC Number 759948200
Subjects Automobiles--United States--Motors--Exhaust gas. ; Motor vehicles--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Air--Pollution--United States. ; Automobiles--Pollution control devices--Maintenance and repair. ; Automobiles--Pollution control devices--Inspection. ; Air--Pollution--Research. ; Motor vehicles--Maintenance and repair. ; Motor vehicles--Pollution control devices. ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas.
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ELCD  EPA 901-9-79-010 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 11/14/2011
Collation vix, 81 p. ; 28 cm.
"September, 1979." "EPA 901/9-79-010." "EPA Task Officer: C. Ripaldi"--T.p. "This study was conducted in cooperation with The Rhode Island Lung Association"--T.p. "Contract No. 68-02-2615, Task Order, No. 17"--T.p.
Contents Notes
This report gives the results of a study of Rhode Island's Inspection/Maintenance Program which was conducted in cooperation with The Rhode Island Lung Association. The study was based upon interviews with inspection station personnel and motor vehicle owners in the state. It evaluated the program in terms of public awareness, program quality, program deficiencies, inspection station quality and fee structure. The report findings will enable the Rhode Island Lung Association to make recommendations for enhancing and redirecting the program's public information campaign to detail its benefits. Key findings of the study were: (1) A preference for the private garage system by both groups; (2) A preference to have the State's "Challenge Station" issue inspection stickers for cars which it passes but were previously failed at a garage; (3) A majority of the inspection station personnel feeling that the inspection fee was too low; (4) The majority of the motor vehicle owners being unaware of the existence and purpose of the "Challenge Station".