Missouri State Representative J. Eggleston introduced House Bill 451, that would have repealed the requirement that motor vehicles be inspected before being licensed. This bill would have eliminated a program that is specifically designed to protect the motoring public. This legislation passed the Missouri House of Representatives but failed to make it to the Missouri Senate floor for a final vote.
Regular safety inspections by a qualified technician can identify and repair most safety issues that can arise from normal wear and tear on a vehicle. Without a vehicle safety inspection program in place these normal wear and tear issues will go unnoticed and put the motoring public at risk.
While House Bill 451 died in the Senate, two additional bills saw language added that dilute the vehicle safety inspection. Senate Bill 89 and Senate Bill 147 have been sent to Missouri Governor Michael Parson for signature.
The Automotive Service Association urges Missouri repairers and vehicle owners to contact Governor Parson’s office. To oppose these bills and for them not to be signed into law.
Call Governor Parson’s office at (573) 751-3222 or email his office here.
During the Automotive Service Association’s Annual Business Meeting & Conference, Bob Redding, ASA Washington, D.C. representative, sat down with Tom Piippo, AMAM, Mechanical Division Director, and Scott Benavidez, AAM, former Collision Division Director, and the current ASA Secretary/Treasurer, to discuss the importance of Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection Programs and OEM repair procedures.
To view the video on Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection Programs, click here.
To view the video on OEM repair procedures, click here.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA), Auto Care Association (ACA), and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) have joined to oppose Missouri House Bill 451 that would repeal the requirement that all motor vehicles must obtain an inspection before the vehicle may be licensed. The ASA, ACA, and TIA all support periodic motor vehicle inspections, as it enhances safety and prevents injuries to the motoring public. Regular safety inspections by a qualified technician can identify and repair most safety issues that can arise from normal wear and tear on a vehicle. Without a vehicle safety inspection program in place, these normal wear and tear issues will go unnoticed and put the motoring public at risk.
To read statements from the ASA, ACA, and TIA, click here.