Perdue wants review of NC vehicle inspections
Posted November 3, 2011
Charlotte, N.C. — Gov. Beverly Perdue has ordered a review of North Carolina's vehicle inspection program.
Perdue told The Charlotte Observer (http://bit.ly/s3Ghjl) the state should consider exempting newer cars and trucks from the program because those vehicles are still under warranty.
A review by the newspaper and The News & Observer of Raleigh found many garages that inspect vehicles pass unsafe cars or do unnecessary repairs.
Davidson County Sen. Stan Bingham says he would support a plan to exclude vehicles no more than four years old from inspection requirements.
Perdue says she wants the Division of Motor Vehicles to conduct a detailed review of the program that the agency oversees.
North Carolina requires most vehicles to have brakes, windshield wipers and other parts checked. South Carolina dropped a similar program years ago.
Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com