Missouri Senator Aims to Reduce Biennial Vehicle Inspection Requirements

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Jan. 25, 2013—Missouri State Sen. David Sater has introduced legislation that would create changes to the Missouri State Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Program by requiring all motor vehicles to obtain a certificate of inspection triennially, instead of biennially.

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) publicly opposed those changes, arguing that the bill’s effect would create less-safe highways in Missouri.

State government studies of vehicle safety inspection programs in Missouri and Pennsylvania have indicated that inspection programs deter accidents, injuries and deaths.

While the Missouri Senate Bill 136 has not been addressed in a committee as of yet, the ASA is urging Missouri repairers to contact their legislators to express opposition.

The full text of the bill can be viewed at TakingTheHill.com.

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