AUGUSTA – For some people car inspections can be a pain. One legislator has a couple of proposals questioning the need for annual car inspections.
The sticker on your vehicle’s windshield is a constant reminder of when your car needs to get inspected. Representative Richard Cebra, R-Naples, is sponsoring a bill eliminating the inspection, plus another bill requiring inspections every other year. The bills were suggested by people in his house district.
Representative Richard Cebra stated “The impetus was always we’ve got to get ride of this inspection system, I’m wasting my time. I’m wasting my money.”
Since word got out about Cebra’s bills, he received a lot of feedback. And not just from mechanics.
“Every citizen who’s just a regular working Mainer has contacted me and said, let’s get rid of the inspection system or let’s make it a two-year system.” added Representative Cebra.
The sponsor of this bill expects a lot of debate. And one question he expects to be asked a lot is whether this will increase the number of unsafe cars on Maine’s roads. He says his car gets checked by his mechanic every time he gets the oil changed.
The inspection process they’re doing is more thorough than the state process.
Not only does Cebra favor changing the inspection system, he also believes motor vehicle registration should be every other year instead of annually. He stated “It’s just another way to get people a little bit of a break. And also keep them from having to interact with their government in negative ways.”