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NY Bill Would Require Safety Inspection Update Study

A bill introduced in the New York State Legislature - Assembly Bill (AB) 8190/ Senate Bill (SB) 9436 - would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to "conduct a study to examine and update the requirements of safety inspections conducted on motorcycles, gasoline, zero emissions and alternative fuel vehicles to ensure safety and reliability particularly as it relates to new technologies and to determine whether additional inspection items should be included." It also stipulates that the study must "include consultation with representatives of official inspection stations, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and other relevant national vehicle safety organizations." The bill has yet to make any advancement through the legislative process.

ASA strongly supports vehicle safety inspection programs and advocates for policies that would update inspections requirements to account for new technologies, such as ADAS sensor calibration.

Click here to read AB 8190 in its entirety.