North Carolina state Sen. Stan Bingham, R-Dist. 33, has introduced legislation that would harm the North Carolina state safety inspection program by exempting new vehicles from testing for their first six years. North Carolina Senate Bill 123, titled “Eliminate Motor Vehicle Safety Inspections,” was referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) opposes these changes to the North Carolina Vehicle Safety Inspection Program. Such a bill would mean that a car could have 90,000 miles or more (based on the average annual mileage of 15,000) before its first vehicle safety inspection. The bill’s effect would be to create less-safe highways in North Carolina due to a potential for more accidents leading to more injuries and possibly more deaths.
ASA asks North Carolina repairers to contact their legislators and express their opposition to Senate Bill 123. Repairers can go to ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com and send a pre-written opposition letter.
To view full text of the bill, visit ASA’s legislative website 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’s headquarters is in Bedford, TX.
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 http://www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at http://www.TakingTheHill.com.