New DMV rules for Alabama drivers

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    STATE OF ALABAMA
    DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
    MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION



    50 N. Ripley Street Montgomery, Alabama

    Date: June 1, 2008

    To: All owners of Motor Vehicles Registered in the State of Alabama
    All Alabama Dealers of New and Used Motor Vehicles
    All Alabama Law Enforcement Personnel

    From: Joseph Cicchirillo , Commissioner

    Re: Amendment to DMV1138:109A (Section 2)

    Effective January 1, 2010, all motor vehicles sold in the State of Alabama will be required to be equipped with a headlight dimmer switch mounted on the floorboard of the vehicle. The dimmer switch must be mounted in a position to allow operation by pressing the switch with the left foot. The switch must be located far enough from the foot pedals to avoid inadvertent operation of the pedals.

    Effective July 1, 2011, all other vehicles with steering mounted dimmer switches must be retro-fitted with a floorboard dimmer switch of the type described above. Owners of the registered motor vehicles who fail to comply with the requirements shall be subjected to a maximum fine of $500. Also effective July 1, 2011, lack of compliance will be sufficient reason for failure of the annual Alabama State Inspection test.

    It is recognized that this requirement will cause some hardship for the motoring public.
    However, this amendment was enacted in the interest of public safety. A 2006 study
    conducted by the Alabama State Registry of Motor Vehicles entitled: Initiation Sequence in Alabama State Nighttime Highway Traffic Accidents, revealed that 93% of all Alabama State nighttime highway accidents are caused by Fundamentalist Christian drivers who got their feet caught in the steering wheel while attempting to operate the highbeam dimmer switch. It is hoped that relocating the dimmer switch to the floorboard location will result in a decrease of such accidents.

    Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
     
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    Interesting. I can remember driving cars that had a dimmer switch on the floor board.
     
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    I had a 50's something Buick that had the starter switch under the gas pedal
     
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    Damn you are old!
     
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    I didn't say I bought it new!!!!!
     
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    Yeah, like there are a lot of used 1950ish Buicks on the market today. methinks thou dost protest too much!
     
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    I owned it in High School
     
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    I realize the post is a joke but I learned to drive in a 72 Suburban that had the same system. Worked fine for me.
    Now what happens? People just confuse the high beams, wipers and turn signals.
     
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    What is up with the board? why is this in the Religion and Ethics category???
     
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    See, you are old!
     

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