Thursday, May 4, 2017

Senate Votes To Eliminate State Inspections

The Texas Senate has approved a bill that would eliminate the state’s mandatory safety inspections for most vehicles.

Texas is one of slightly more than a dozen states that still require safety inspections that test for things like properly-working horns, brakes and brake lights, headlights and seat belts.

According to a Senate study, more than 500,000 vehicles didn’t pass safety inspection in 2014 and 2015.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Don Huffines, a Dallas Republican. He notes that other large states like California and Florida have dropped safety inspections and they are no longer required by the federal government.

Commercial vehicles would still face safety inspections, and emissions inspections would still be required in the state’s most populous counties.

The bill now goes to the House for consideration.


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Roscoe Pup said...

I Hope they pass it. They've gotten ridiculous with the inspections!

Melody said...

Best thing is having to show proof of liability in order to get sticker. They find a really good way to be sure everyone has insurance, then I'm for it.

Marvin Craig said...

I don't understand...."According to a Senate study, more than 500,000 vehicles didn’t pass safety inspection in 2014 and 2015." So why in the hell would you want to get rid of inspections. Trying to kill us all??!

Jon said...

That figure has to be bogus or skewed...maybe emissions testing. I had an inspection where they jammed a probe up my tailpipe and the report said it failed, due to a gas cap seal. $50 and 2 minutes later for a new gas cap, it passed. How many accidents were caused by a gas cap???? They don't check brakes or much of anything else, I've never had one where they even blew the horn or checked out all lights. Just drive in, give them your insurance and get a sticker. It's a complete joke. And the people who can't afford to keep their car in good shape, are going to buy a fake sticker and not carry insurance anyway. It is a complete waste of time and money. I formerly lived in a state where they required both a front and rear tie to be pulled and the brakes were checked, less than 25% and it wouldn't pass inspection. Brakes in Texas ??? Ohhh my sides are aching.