Bill Dell of Opus Inspections said a new study released this past fall by Carnegie Mellon University found the states with vehicle safety inspections programs had a lower rate of vehicle fatalities.

Critical Nature of ADAS Functionality Could Result in More Vehicle Safety Inspection Programs (article continued)

“If they know it’s not going to pass in New Mexico, they’re going to kick it off to Idaho or Montana where there isn’t an inspection,” Olson said, saying he sees a similar shift in vehicles that can’t pass an emission test into states without such tests. “That’s why having a nationwide scenario might be a really good idea. I’m not saying I’m in favor of the government doing anything. But it may take that.”

Regular safety inspections could also help ferret out incomplete or poor quality collision repair work, Olson said.

“If you can’t get the vehicle tags renewed without passing, that would actually bring the level up in our industry,” he said. 

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