for lift laws by state
there's an inspection station here in el paso that will not pass my DJ no matter what (probably because it's right hand drive and they just don't know the law, so they make up BS). They say the running lights and turn signal need to both blink, so I rewired them right in front of the guy, and then he said they need to alternate, one blinks, then the other... I asked him to show me THAT law in writing, and he said he "doesn't have to share that information"...
There's one that says my gas cap fails the pressure test, and do I want one for $100... (forgot a couple months ago, went to the same shop, they said the same thing... funny how the shop a block down didn't mention it either time...)
There's one that passed an old firebird I had by setting the test probe on the ground next to the car instead of in the tailpipe, basically testing the air.
luckily, there's always another shop to try