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Lawmakers consider ending vehicle safety inspection

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By repealing car inspections, owners would save more than $12 a year per vehicle. South Carolina repealed its state inspection and research has found no increase in accidents. It seems that the only people who are opposed are those who directly benefit from it financially such as repair shops. When cars don't pass inspection, the vehicle owner pays the repair shop to fix the problem.

NC has already removed the mandatory inspection stickers so just maybe the next step is to get rid of inspection all together. it would be one less thing id have to worry about doing. Besides its the owners responsibility to keep their vehicles in good run condition. its always good when we have less government tell us what to do.

http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/story.a...74&catid=57

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I'm going to have to side with AAA and the NC Highway patrol on this. I lived in a border state to NC with no safety inspection for several years and was appalled at what could get tagged and be on the road. I worked in NC and it was a running joke about how beat-up and unsafe the vehicles were from that state.

While I know they throw data up saying it doesn't provide any benefit, even if the benefit is unmeasurable, say just a few accidents or lives lost prevented a year; I think state safety inspections should continue.

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Inspections not only regulate the mechanical safety of vehicles, but also emissions. If NC stops inspecting, it could just lead to even worse air congestion, which can all sorts of ramifications on cities and towns, including federal grant money.

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I'm going to have to side with AAA and the NC Highway patrol on this. I lived in a border state to NC with no safety inspection for several years and was appalled at what could get tagged and be on the road. I worked in NC and it was a running joke about how beat-up and unsafe the vehicles were from that state.

While I know they throw data up saying it doesn't provide any benefit, even if the benefit is unmeasurable, say just a few accidents or lives lost prevented a year; I think state safety inspections should continue.

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My take on it is this, safety inspections are necessary. In South Carolina you have people driving around with cracked windows, bald tires and busted tail lights. Its certainly not everyone, and you see it here in North Carolina too... but North Carolina has a mechanism to make people repair the vehicle if it is damaged while South Carolina does not. Driving a car is a privilege, not a right. If you can't afford $12 a year for inspections then you should get a cheaper car.

Inspections not only regulate the mechanical safety of vehicles, but also emissions. If NC stops inspecting, it could just lead to even worse air congestion, which can all sorts of ramifications on cities and towns, including federal grant money.

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IMO emissions inspections are a joke since most modern cars will pass, and the oldest ones are exempt anyway!

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This has to be the most stupid thing this state could do. Inspections are very important...if someone is driving around with bald tires...their car will not pass unless they get new ones. Bald tires are VERY dangerous and cause accidents all the time. Bald tires are just one of many things inspections are good for.

Think of all the small inspection biz's who would go under. I take mine to a guy in Holly Springs...this is what he does for a living.

Emissions is what I don't like. Mainly because if a dash light comes on...you don't pass. To fix these lights it is very expensive! Unless they break the law and cheat to fix it. These lights come on most all new cars, it is a pain!

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