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Texas Is About To Get Rid Of Vehicle Inspection Stickers

Single sticker will now serve as proof of inspection and registration.



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Starting next year, Texas drivers will no longer have to display an inspection sticker on their windshield. As it stands right now drivers get separate stickers for inspection and registration, but all that changes in March 2015 when the state combines all information on one sticker.

Adam Shaivitz with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles explains how it works.

“What you will do is obtain and pass a vehicle inspection first, and you’ll need to do that no more than 90 days before your registration expires. Then when you register we’ll electronically verify that you passed the inspection and you’ll get that sticker for both.”

And Shaivitz says under that new system, both registration and inspection will have the same expiration date.

“Once your registration and inspection expiration dates are synced up, you’ll no longer have to worry about keeping track of two different dates. Another benefit is this will help prevent inspection sticker fraud and theft.”

A bill was passed in the last legislative session calling for the change, and officials expect the state will save over $2 million by streamlining the system.


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From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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