Missouri lawmakers vote to eliminate required vehicle inspections

ST. LOUIS - If you own a vehicle, you’ve probably taken it to get inspected. But a Missouri lawmaker’s proposal might get rid of this state requirement.

The Missouri House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to end vehicle inspections on a voice vote. The plan still needs final approval before it can go to the Missouri Senate.

Under the proposal, the plan to end inspections would only apply to non-commercial vehicles. St. Louis drivers would still need to have emissions testing.

Supporters say every-other-year inspections are a tax and don't ensure a vehicle is safe to drive. Opponents say eliminating inspections will lead to more crashes and less revenue for the state.

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