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Texas State Senate Passes a Bill to End State Inspections on Personal Vehicles

Owning a car in Texas comes with certain responsibilities.  You have to have a current registration with the state.  You have to get it inspected yearly to be able to get that registration, and you have to have a drivers license to be able to drive your car.  Simple enough.  However, one of those things looks to be going by the wayside.

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A few years ago, the State of Texas ended having to have a separate State Inspection sticker on your car.  You still have to get an inspection, but you just bring the proof of inspection when getting your vehicle registration.  However, your state inspection might soon be a thing of the past.

The Texas State Legislature approved Senate Bill 1588 last week.  This bill, if passed by the House, means that Texans will no longer be required to have a state inspection done on their personal vehicles.  Commercial vehicles will still need an inspection yearly, and emissions tests will also still be required in those cities and urban areas that have smog problems.

Texas State Senator Don Huffines,  brought the bill before the Legislature.   He said that the state inspections had no proven safety benefits.

By getting rid of the personal state inspections, Texas will save $130 million each year.

Now that the Texas State Senate has approved the bill, it will move to the Texas House of Representatives, and if passed we will no longer have to worry about getting that state inspection on our personal vehicles.

So what does this mean for Texas drivers?  That means you’ll be saving $7 a year and you won’t have to worry about the hassle of getting a state inspection done on your car.




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