The requirement that vehicles be inspected every two years might soon be a thing of the past. In giving preliminary approval to SB 58 – a larger transportation bill, the Senate has approved an amendment that would change the inspection requirement from every two years to every ten years.
Senator Charlie Shields (R-St. Joseph), the Senate President Pro Tem, sponsors the amendment. Shields believes there is no need for modern cars to be inspected every couple of years.”
A car with 100,000 miles on it was a very old beat up car when we put inspections into place,” says Shields. “Right now, a hundred thousand mile car is a car that hasn’t had its brakes replaced because it doesn’t need ’em, it hasn’t had spark plugs replaced because it doesn’t need them, has almost never had anything done to the suspension because that’s almost totally unnecessary.”
The transportation bill needs one more positive vote in the Senate before it can be sent to the House.