Utah Bill Would Eliminate Safety Inspections

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The Automotive Service Association (ASA) reports Utah Representative Norman Thurston, R-64, has introduced House Bill 319, which would repeal the requirement that certain vehicles obtain a safety inspection certificate to be registered and to operate on a highway.

Under current law, vehicles registered in Utah must undergo safety inspections based on the age of the vehicle. Vehicles with model years 10 years old and older must pass safety inspections every year.

ASA opposes House Bill 319 and encourages Utah’s repair shops to go to ASA’s legislative website,, and send a letter to their state legislators in opposition to the legislation (select “Alerts”).

The ASA is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For more information, see or call (817) 514-2900.

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