Mo. Drivers Could be Driving Totaled Vehicles
March 28, 2019—Thousands of drivers in Missouri could be driving cars that have been previously totaled in an accident, and never even know it. That’s because current law says if a car's more than six years old, the title does not have to be stamped as salvage, reported KTTN.
A new law proposed this week, SB 369, could change that and is expected to get a hearing in the state Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee. SB 369 would remove the age limit on salvage vehicles so any car that has been totaled will forever have “salvage” on its title.
Jason Levine, executive director at the Center for Auto Safety, said drivers have a right to know what they’re buying – no matter how many years the vehicle has been on the road, according to the report.