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Legislation Could Repeal Missouri's Vehicle Safety Inspection Program

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Jan. 12, 2018—Missouri Rep. J. Eggleston, R-2, recently introduced House Bill (HB) 1444. If enacted, this legislation would repeal Missouri’s vehicle safety inspection program.

In 2015, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) hosted a safety inspection forum in St. Louis to draw attention to the importance of vehicle safety inspections by incorporating input from all segments of the automotive industry, including state vehicle administrators, policymakers, automotive repairers and other sectors of the automotive industry.

"Missouri and other state studies have shown the value of these vehicle safety inspection programs in terms of saving lives, preventing injuries and damage to property," ASA wrote in a statement. "Regular vehicle safety inspections by a qualified technician can identify and repair most safety issues that arise from normal wear and tear on the vehicle. If enacted, this bill will eliminate a program specifically designed to protect the motoring public."

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