Story: Cars and the motor industry

Warrant of fitness

Warrant of fitness

The motorist in this cartoon asks whether his car passed the emissions tests in a warrant of fitness examination. In 2006 a visual check of the amount of smoke emitted by the vehicle was added to the other tests in a warrant of fitness. This car would presumably have failed.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-001852
Cartoon by Allan Charles Hawkey

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Eric Pawson, 'Cars and the motor industry - Cars and urban planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/22872/warrant-of-fitness (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Eric Pawson, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 15 Dec 2014