View Single Post
Old 03-20-2002, 06:06 PM
Fimum Fit
Posts: n/a
Incredible details need to be covered for certification

There are so many fine points from which it is clear that a lot of our US "safety standards" are really just hidden trade barriers to raise the price of imported cars, and not just the well-known headlight absurdities. There is a legend that one Ferrari grey market importer was fined $10,000 for not changing the turn signal flasher in cars he was certifying as legally converted; it seems that the USA "experts" think that a turn signal must flash 60-80 times per minute to be safe, whereas Europeans want 90-120 flashes per minute.
Reply With Quote