WASHINGTON (Jan. 30, 2017) — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is opposing a bill it said would weaken the vehicle safety inspection program in Maine.
Maine House Bill 167 would change the schedule for vehicle safety inspections in the state to biennially from annually, the ASA said in a Jan. 27 press release.
"Each year, we see efforts to eliminate or harm vehicle safety inspection programs," Bob Redding, ASA Washington representative, said.
"Unfortunately, many lawmakers frame the inspection as an unnecessary tax or inconvenience, without regard to the potential harm ineffective brakes or other poorly maintained vehicle equipment can cause the motoring public."
Currently, only 16 states have periodic vehicle safety inspection requirements, Mr. Redding said.
A major supporter of vehicle safety inspections, the ASA regularly hosts informational forums, webinars and legislative initiatives to educate the public and government policy makers about the value of inspections.
For more information about Maine HB 167 and other vehicle-related legislation, go to the ASA's legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.