Sorry. But I still disagree. My Uncle owned a service station, so I know that regardless of where the crack is, if the crack is growing (I actually think if it's more than an inch in length) it will not pass.
Keep in mind, the majority of service stations that do state inspections, do not sell windshields. So it's not a matter of someone trying to make money off a windshield, by telling you it HAS to be replaced.
right, so let me get this, your uncle owned a service station.
so when my brother is sitting right next to me (right after he left work as a vw service manager) and tells me line of sight is the law, and discretion of the inspector is the rule. I'm certainly wrong. because your uncle used to own a shop.
and you know about markup right? you think the station isn't gonna throw on their own little charge once the windshield man is done installing. i drove tow trucks for 4 years, and i know what happens at inspection stations. and i doubt that has changed since i stopped working there.