ASA Opposes La. Anti-Vehicle Safety Inspection Bill
April 17, 2019—ASA is asking Louisiana repairers and vehicle owners to urge their state representatives to oppose legislation aimed at eliminating that state’s premier vehicle safety inspection program.
HB 546 would repeal the requirement that all Louisiana motor vehicles obtain an inspection before a vehicle may be licensed. According to ASA, regular safety inspections by a qualified technician can identify and repair most safety issues arising from normal wear and tear on the vehicle.
ASA opposes the elimination of state vehicle safety inspections and believes these programs prove to benefit the motoring public and small businesses.
Numerous states are considering the elimination of their vehicle safety inspection programs. In January, legislation was introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives that would repeal the requirement that all motor vehicles obtain an inspection before the vehicle may be licensed.
The average age of vehicles on the road today is nearly 12 years, and the largest growing segment of vehicles is 16 years and older.