COLUMBIA, S.C.—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is urging its South Carolina members and other interested parties to contact South Carolina state legislators in support of a bill that would establish a vehicle safety inspection program in the state.
South Carolina House Bill 3989 would require all vehicles in the state to undergo an annual safety inspection, covering lights, tires and brakes at a minimum. The program would go into effect Jan. 1.
"Regular safety inspections by a qualified technician can identify and repair safety issues that arise from normal wear and tear of the vehicle," said ASA Washington Representative Robert L. Redding. "With only 15 states currently requiring any sort of safety inspection, we are pleased to see South Carolina taking steps to institute this common-sense approach to protecting the motoring public."
To contact South Carolina legislators on H.B. 3989, go to www.TakingTheHill.com.