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ASA Opposes Missouri Anti-Safety Inspection Legislation

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) opposes a bill recently introduced in Missouri that would repeal the state’s vehicle safety inspection program.

House Bill (HB) 1444 was introduced by Missouri Rep. J. Eggleston, R-2.

In 2015, ASA hosted a safety inspection forum in St. Louis to draw attention to the importance of vehicle safety inspections by incorporating input from all segments of the automotive industry, including state vehicle administrators, policymakers, automotive repairers and other sectors of the automotive industry.

Missouri and other state studies have shown the value of these vehicle safety inspection programs in terms of saving lives, preventing injuries and damage to property, says the ASA. “Regular vehicle safety inspections by a qualified technician can identify and repair most safety issues that arise from normal wear and tear on the vehicle.”

If enacted, this bill will eliminate a program specifically designed to protect the motoring public.

ASA opposes HB 1444 and encourages all interested parties in Missouri to visit www.takingthehill.com and click “Alerts” to contact their state representatives in opposition.

For additional information about ASA, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at TakingTheHill.com.

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