ASA: North Carolina bill would harm vehicle inspections

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March 14, 2011 — A bill introduced in the North Carolina Senate would damage the state’s safety inspection program by exempting new vehicles from testing during their first six years, the Automotive Service Association said Monday in a press release_notes.

Bill 123, called Eliminate Motor Vehicle Safety Inspections, was recently referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce.

The ASA argues the bill would mean a car could have 90,000 miles on it (based on 15,000 miles annually) or more before its first safety inspection, creating more dangerous driving conditions.

The ASA is urging members to contact legislators to oppose the bill, which is available at

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