Missouri Aims to Abolish Biennial Vehicle Inspection Requirement

Repairers Urged to Contact Legislature in Opposition to Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 24, 2013 – Missouri State Sen. David Sater (R-29) has introduced legislation that would dilute the Missouri State Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Program by eliminating the requirement that all motor vehicles obtain a biennial certificate of inspection, and instead be inspected triennially. Missouri Senate Bill 136 has not been addressed in a committee as of yet.

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) opposes these changes to the Missouri Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Program. The bill’s effect would be to create less-safe highways in Missouri – more accidents leading to loss of property, more injuries and possibly more deaths.

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

ASA asks Missouri repairers to contact their legislators and express their opposition to S.B. 136. Repairers can go to ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingtheHill.com to send an opposition letter. Sending a letter takes only a few minutes.

The full text of the bill may also be viewed at www.TakingTheHill.com.

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.

Written by autoshop-dev