Vehicle Safety

ASA Submits Comments in Support of New Hampshire House Bill 664

ASA submitted comments to the New Hampshire House of Representatives Committee on Commerce and Consumers Affairs in support of House Bill (HB) 664, addressing the issue of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures. HB 664 would require that “insurers shall reimburse a repairer for all repairs if a repairer follows original equipment manufacturer recommended collision repair procedures, recommendations, or service bulletins, while repairing a vehicle.” This bill seeks to ensure quality and safe repairs for the motoring public.

To view the full text of the comments sent to the Committee, click here.

ASA Supports Connecticut OEM Repair Procedure Legislation Amendment Proposed for Bill

This week the Connecticut Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate held a public hearing on House Bill 7266, addressing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures for collision repairs. The ASA supports this legislation and has submitted comments to the Committee including a proposed amendment. The amendment assures no insurer shall condition payment of a claim to the insured or to any person conducting a collision repair based upon the utilization of any repair procedure or specification that does not confirm to the original manufacturer’s repair procedures. Additionally, it is critical that pre- and post-scans are part of the repair processes as this is more important than ever with emerging vehicle technologies. This will ensure that the State of Connecticut has done as much as possible to protect consumers, small businesspersons, and the motoring public.

To view the full letter to the Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate, click here.

Auto Associations Oppose Missouri Legislation Eliminating Vehicle Safety Inspections

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.

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