HARRISBURG, Pa. (Sept. 16, 2016) — A bill to enhance vehicle safety inspections by linking them to potential safety recalls has been introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Pennsylvania House Bill 2297 would require state vehicle safety inspections to include a review of potential safety recalls using vehicle identification numbers, according to a release from the Automotive Service Association (ASA).
Inspectors would then notify vehicle owners if their vehicles are subject to recalls, the ASA said. If vehicles meet all other usual safety criteria, inspectors would still issue certifications of inspection to vehicle owners.
HB 2297 defines “safety recall” as any determination by a vehicle manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that a vehicle has a safety-related defect or does not meet federal safety standards. It would become effective 60 days after passage.
HB 2297 has been referred to the Pennsylvania House Committee on Transportation.
The bill's sponsor, Rep. Madeline Dean (D-153rd District), will be one of the speakers during the ASA's Sept. 27 webinar on vehicle safety inspections and new vehicle safety technologies.
Also speaking in the webinar will be Doug Campbell, president of the Automotive Safety Council, and Taylor Hill, an independent shop manager and vehicle inspection specialist. ASA Washington Representative Robert L. Redding Jr. will host.
Registration for the free webinar is available online.