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The Future of Inspection Stickers in Louisiana

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The Future of Inspection Stickers in LouisianaThe Future of Inspection Stickers in Louisiana

The Future of Inspection Stickers in Louisiana

Having to get a vehicle inspection sticker is a hassle they have to experience year after year.

But this might change -- thanks to a proposed bill.

Fox 14's renee beninate dug deeper and has all the details on this legislation.

(renee beninate, reporter) michelli... today i spoke with both inspectors and drivers... to get some insight on a sticker that you might not need to have on your car in the future.

(renee beninate, reporter) if you're a louisiana driver... you probably have this sticker on the windshield.

It's state-required inspection sticker showing that your car is safe for the road.

Certified inspectors such as -- bill ligon-- make sure the parts are running properly.

(bill ligon, ligon xpress lube) "check the window tint, check the tires to see if they worn... we listen to the exhaustem system to make sure it's in good shape."

Louisiana requires inspections every one to two years.

They cost ten dollars-- split among the inspector... the louisiana state police and louisiana office of motor vehicles if you're caught without one... you could face a 500 dollar fine ... and even some jail time.

(jennifer strickland, driver) "we have to get them, but it's kind of inconvenient."

You might not have to--if house bill 597- goes through it would limited inspections to commercial transportation vehicles -- such as busses or taxis-- (jennifer strickland, driver) "that would be awesome."

(jennifer strickland, driver) "we pay a lot for a lot of vehicle things you know.

Like the stickers on the back, the drivers licenses having to be renewed every four years.

It's just unnecessary expenses."

Inspectors have a different opinion.... (renee beninate, fox 14 news) "owners here at xpress lube say these inspections are key to keeping drivers safe on the roads."

(bill ligon, ligon xpress lube) "a lot of it is not checked like it should be checked and if not, you have unsafe vehicles on the roads."

(reggie skains, driver) "i think it's something that's needed and they've made it very convenient for us to get them."

As for how this could affect louisiana's revenue... the office of motor vehicles will still charge you five dollars and 25 cents per year... which will go to office of motor vehicles and state police.

(renee beninate, reporter) right now it costs thirty dollars for commercial motor vehicle inspections... and twenty dollars for student transportation vehicles.

Renee beninate fox 14 news.


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