With the approval today of the House Bill 982, it means the state is one step closer to doing away with safety inspection stickers.

The bill now goes back to the House to decide whether to concur with the Senate changes. If the House doesn’t concur, the bill will go to a conference committee.

Proponents of doing away with the inspections and stickers say it’s an antiquated requirement given modern automobiles and the $5 fee doesn’t cover the costs. They said the Department of Public Safety collects about $2 million to $3 million a year from inspections. But DPS in hearings on the issue last year told lawmakers the agency loses money on the program. Some service shops that offer inspections have complained that the $3 of the $5 they keep doesn’t cover the cost of a thorough vehicle inspection, and fewer shops offer the service.

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2 thoughts on “End of inspection stickers in sight with Senate approval. 

  1. Vehicles are built better, but windshields still get broken. If you have a crack in the drivers view, the sun will blind you and you will be more likely to have an accident or cause an accident. Why is it that the men and women we place in office, do not comply with the laws of the state? Inspection stickers are required by the state but that don’t feel that they need to follow the law..so no wonder they will vote to0 do away with them, they didn’t comply to begin with. If you do away with the stickers, at least have an inspection station , one that follows the laws, to inspect vehicles and before you get your tag, your vehicle has to pass inspection. You cant just let vehicles that are a hazard on the highway, be on the highway, endangering other citizens that are trying to be safe on the highways, be safe.

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