CHARLESTON. W.VA. — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is asking its West Virginia members to contact their state legislators in opposition to a bill that would reduce motor vehicle safety inspections from every year to every two years.
West Virginia House Bill 4639 is scheduled for a Feb. 26 vote in the West Virginia House of Delegates, the ASA said.
The ASA, a longtime advocate of state vehicle safety inspection programs, pointed to studies from the University of Texas at Austin and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation which demonstrate that safety inspection programs enhance vehicle and highway safety.
"In order to stop a bill that will harm vehicle safety and small business, we need West Virginia repairers and vehicle owners…to send a letter to their representatives," ASA Washington Representative Bob Redding said.
To send a letter in protest of H.B. 4639, go to asashop.org.
West Virginia is one of 15 states that still have a requirement for periodic vehicle safety inspections. Most recently the ASA fought bills to repeal or weaken inspection laws in Missouri and Virginia.