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New Bill Could Do Away With State Auto Inspections

April 30, 2018 - 10:29 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A bill pending before the Missouri House would scrap the state's vehicle inspection program.

KMOX Auto Show host Greg Damon has years of experience as a certified automotive technician.

He thinks the bill would do more harm than good. 

‘There’s no computer that’s going to tell you if your tires are worn out, there’s nothing on a car that’s going to tell you anything with your suspension could be bad, a sway bar link could be broken, there’s nothing on most cars that will tell you when your break pads are worn out,” he says.

Supporters of the bill say Missouri is one of only 15 states left with such a program of inspections every two years. Bill sponsor J Eggleston of Maysville has said most other states have gotten rid of safety inspections and he's not found any statistics to show reduced accident or injury rates by having them.

They say it’s an inconvenience to car owners and there's no statistics to back up claims of greater roadway safety by having the mandate.