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Proposal would end annual vehicle inspections

Posted February 28, 2011 10:36 a.m. EST

A group of lawmakers want to eliminate yearly safety inspections on vehicles.

A bill that’ll be introduced Monday in the Senate would do away with safety inspections, but still require checks on emissions.

If approved, the measure would save drivers about $15 a year. The downside is that it would take out millions of dollars from the state’s Highway and EMS funds that currently get money from safety inspections.