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> But across the state, certified vehicle inspectors are crying foul, warning the bill could put more unsafe cars and Texas roads, and pointing out that, under the current proposal, **the state would continue to collect fees from drivers, even after inspections go away.**
>And, in the DFW area, where the large urban counties are under federal emissions testing requirements, **drivers would still be required to get an annual emissions inspection, even if the state safety inspections are eliminated.**
> “If you have bald tires, that’s up to you. I mean, it’s a personal responsibility. If you have bald tires go replace your tires, Rep. Craig Goldman (R-Fort Worth) told NBC 5 Investigates in an April interview
Other states get to ban their vehicles then.
Not sure if it’s the same case for Louisiana, but “inspections” is they just ask for the milage on your car, don’t check anything, and make me pay $20 for a sticker. I could understand if they actually did something but if they aren’t doing it I’m thinking what’s the point?
Installing common sense based laws in a place where the average IQ is lukewarm is like giving a monkey a machine gun. You hope nothing goes wrong, but then it’s the planet of the apes.
If you didn’t legislate stupid we’d be living in Idiocracy. I mean, more so than we currently do.
Before everyone jumps on the “Texas is stupid” bandwagon, I lived in Washington and Illinois before I moved to Texas and never had state-required “Vehicle Safety Inspections”, which are separate from emissions checks and somehow not fulfilled when I take my car to the dealer for its regular inspection and oil change. I do view them as a bit of a scam.
A lot of states do not require inspections. Because it’s just another shitty tax.
There’s a couple of YouTube channels that have shops that send in short clips of the POS condition cars some states allow on there roads. It dangerous for everyone and I hope the Western states ban uninspected cars from driving on our roads.
Insurance companies on the verge of raising rates.
Can’t wait for all the straight pipes and sparkling tires. r/justrolledintotheshop post might suffer.
Texas with it’s innovative attempt at making something other than firearms the #1 killer of children. Great job you fucking idiots.
This is a GOOD thing. Where I live the got rid of them too. It’s just an unnecessary tax.
this inspection is not required in california; the problem is stopping the inspection and keeping the fee.
This is a good thing not a bad thing. It’s a cash grab and ineffective. Just come down to Houston and tell me how half of the cars on the road passed….
Safety inspections are a scam, it’s just a tax. They don’t actually check the safety of anything they just make you pay and then you get a pass.
Even if they wanted to test safety it would be so insanely cost Prohibitive. What would they do get a team of engineers out and do a full diagnosis with testing. You’d have to drop your car off for a couple of weeks for them to run a full safety battery.
Emissions has a verifiable and realistic testing standard. Safety really doesn’t.
Also, if i pay the safety sticker i shouldn’t also be able to receive a ticket for any safety related issue on my car because the state already certified my car was safe