SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2012) — Utah has followed Hawaii in the introduction of a bill in the state legislature that would abolish vehicle safety inspections within the state, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) said.
Utah House Bill 298, introduced by Rep. John Dougall, R-27th District, would repeal the state's requirement that all vehicles obtain a certificate of inspection before registration, according to the ASA. No committee hearings have been scheduled as yet.
As with the recent Hawaii Senate bill, the ASA is urging its members to contact their state legislators in Utah in opposition to House Bill 298. Abolishing state vehicle safety inspections equates to more accidents, injuries and deaths on the road, the association claims.
To read the bill or send an opposition letter, go to the ASA legislative website.