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Rhode Island State Senate Passes Pro-OEM Parts Bill

Rhode Island State Senate Passes Pro-OEM Parts Bill The Rhode Island State Senate passed a bill that would restrict insurance companies’ ability to refuse to cover OEM repair parts in certain situations. Under the current law in Rhode Island, insurers are not allowed to require the use of non-OEM parts on vehicles that are less…

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NY Bill Would Require Safety Inspection Update Study

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…

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NHTSA Warns Against Installing Aftermarket Steering Wheel Decals

NHTSA Warns Against Installing Aftermarket Steering Wheel Decals The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is warning motorists not to install aftermarket steering wheel decals in their vehicles. This warning comes in the wake of a driver who was severely injured in a collision. The decal became a projectile when the airbag deployed and hit…

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ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: May 16, 2024

ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: May 16, 2024 Click here to read the latest edition of ASA’s Repair Policy Scan Tool newsletter.  Categories Auto Repair Automotive Parts Clean Air Watch EPA Featured Information Availability Insurance Issues New Vehicle Technologies Replacement Crash Parts Service Information Small Business Uncategorized Vehicle Inspections Vehicle Safety Archives Archives Select…

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Copy of ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: April 26, 2024

Copy of ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: April 26, 2024 Click here to read the latest edition of ASA’s Repair Policy Scan Tool newsletter.  Categories Auto Repair Automotive Parts Clean Air Watch EPA Featured Information Availability Insurance Issues New Vehicle Technologies Replacement Crash Parts Service Information Small Business Uncategorized Vehicle Inspections Vehicle Safety Archives…

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Bill Introduced in U.S. House that would Raise Restrictions on EV Tax Credit Qualifications

Bill Introduced in U.S. House that would Raise Restrictions on EV Tax Credit Qualifications A bill was introduced in Congress by U.S. Representative Carol Miller (R-WV) that would make it harder for electric vehicles (EVs) to qualify for EV tax credits. Under regulation set by Treasury under authority set in the Inflation Reduction Act, an…

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U.S. Senate Passes Resolution that would Overturn Highway Emissions Rule

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution that would Overturn Highway Emissions Rule The United States Senate voted 53-47 to overturn a rule previously issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The rule requires states to calculate greenhouse gas emissions caused by highway usage. It also requires each state to set targets, determined by the state, to reduce…

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Kentucky Governor Vetoes AV Legislation

Kentucky Governor Vetoes AV Legislation For the second year in a row, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) has vetoed a bill passed by the legislature that would have allowed autonomous vehicles to operate on the roads in the state. The State House passed the bill – HB 7 – on a 61-31 vote, while the…

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ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: April 5, 2024

ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: April 5, 2024 Click here to read the latest edition of ASA’s Repair Policy Scan Tool newsletter.  Categories Auto Repair Automotive Parts Clean Air Watch EPA Featured Information Availability Insurance Issues New Vehicle Technologies Replacement Crash Parts Service Information Small Business Uncategorized Vehicle Inspections Vehicle Safety Archives Archives Select…

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GAO Urges NHTSA to Educate the Public More on ADAS

GAO Urges NHTSA to Educate the Public More on ADAS The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report in which it urges the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to “take action to enhance consumer understanding of capabilities and limitations” of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems technology. The report warns that the public largely doesn’t…

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