Utah Bill Aims to Abolish Vehicle Inspection Requirement
Repairers Urged to Oppose Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 26, 2012 - Utah state Rep. John Dougall (R-27) has introduced legislation that would dilute the Utah State Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Program by abolishing the requirement that all motor vehicles obtain a certificate of inspection prior to registration. Utah House Bill 298 has not been addressed in a committee as of yet.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) opposes these changes to the Utah Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Program. The bill's effect would be to create less-safe highways in Utah - more accidents leading to 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. The bill, if passed, would take effect upon its approval.
ASA asks Utah repairers to contact their legislators and express their opposition to House Bill 298. Repairers can go to ASA's legislative website at www.TakingtheHill.com to send an opposition letter.
To view the full text of the bill, visit www.TakingTheHill.com, ASA's legislative website.
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.