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Should Texas End its Vehicle Inspection Requirement?

Should Texas end its vehicle inspection requirement? State Sen. Don Huffines has authored and introduced SB 1588, which would end the mandatory annual vehicle safety inspection — checking the lights, the brakes, the horn and so forth. To him, it’s a waste of taxpayer money and not necessarily about safety. The Texas State Inspection Association […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaShould Texas end its vehicle inspection requirement? State Sen. Don Huffines has authored and introduced SB 1588, which would end the mandatory annual vehicle safety inspection — checking the lights, the brakes, the horn and so forth.

To him, it’s a waste of taxpayer money and not necessarily about safety. The Texas State Inspection Association disagrees. To learn more about the situation, we hear first from Sen. Huffines about his bill, then we talk with Greg Cole, president of Express Automotive Group in Houston and a board member for the TSIA.

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