JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is urging its Missouri members to protest the reintroduction of a bill that would repeal the state's periodic vehicle safety inspection program.
Missouri House Bill 451 was introduced by Rep. J. Eggleston, sponsor of last year's HB 1444, which was similar in content, the ASA said in a Jan. 18 press release. The ASA and its allies successfully opposed the earlier bill, the association said.
There are only about 15 states in the U.S. that still have vehicle safety inspection programs, according to ASA Mechanical Division Director Tom Pippo.
"With the number of recalls and rapidly increasing vehicle technologies, the trend should be for more state inspection programs, not less," Mr. Pippo said. "Missouri's program is one of the best in the nation."
More information on H.B. 451 and other legislation of concern to the ASA can be found on the association's legislative website, TakingTheHill.com.