Help Eliminate Annual Vehicle Inspections in Maine!
Lawmakers on the Transportation Committee are considering bills that would repeal vehicle inspections, or reform the system to exempt certain vehicles or move to biennial inspections. Mainers should be freed of this burden since the data show vehicle inspections do not reduce accidents or result in safer roadways.
Supporters of inspections claim that Maine’s harsh winters and salty roads accelerate vehicle deterioration, which is why an inspection requirement is necessary. But winter weather conditions haven’t stopped Minnesota, North Dakota, and Connecticut—which receive an average of nearly 50 inches of snow a year—from repealing their inspection programs. It’s time for Maine to follow suit.