Nanny State Socialism in all of its mediocrity!
There are just as many POS cars are on the road in states like VA as any remaining free State like Arizona... In fact it may be worse. Every time I drive in the Northeast part of the US I always end up behind something like an 83 Buick that belches toxic smog and has no brake lights or shock absorbers.
How socialist work: We must pass this law for the safety of the people, think of the children.
Then the Advocates come along and say... you can't take away the rights of "Poor Working Families", so they are given waivers and exceptions for almost everything or even your hard earned $$$ to repair their POS car and they pocket it, and thus 99% of the dangerous POS cars are still on the road.
So what you have is just another tax and a bunch of morons with nothing better to do than try and control you because you installed some aftermarket driving lights on a brand new vehicle that so you can see better at night.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship. - Orwell