ASA opposes Utah bill to abolish vehicle inspection requirement

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Feb. 6, 2012—Utah state Rep. John Dougall recently introduced legislation that would dilute the Utah State Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection program by abolishing the requirement for all motor vehicles obtain a certificate of inspection prior to registration, according to the Automotive Service Association (ASA).

The bill, H.B. 298, will take effect upon its approval, the ASA said. 

The ASA said it opposes the proposed changes to the Utah Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection program. The bill would create less safe highways in Utah, and would result in more accidents and injuries. State government studies of vehicle safety inspection programs in Missouri and Pennsylvania have indicated that inspection programs deter accidents, injuries and deaths, according to the ASA.

The ASA is asking Utah repairers to contact their legislators to express opposition to the proposed bill. Repairers can visit ASA’s legislative website,, to send an opposition letter or to view the full text of the bill.

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