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Old 06-25-2014, 09:37 PM
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I think this is a better system it will remind drivers to get their vehicles inspected before they register.
It's not better for those of us who tended to stretch our inspection sticker interval to 14 or 15 months, but I get your point.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:47 AM
 
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The change to a single sticker will be nice, though I won't be able to benefit from it until 2016 (my inspection and registration expire in January and February respectively and the change goes into effect in March).

I know there are those who have an issue with annual inspections, but having previously lived in a state with no inspections (AZ) at the time, I'd see a lot of questionable vehicles on the road. It's not like the inspections are even all that rigorous compared to my home state of PA where they lifted the vehicle to check the underside, pulled the wheels to check all brakes, and any chip or crack in the windshield on the driver's side of the windshield is a fail. A drop your car off for the day event.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:52 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It's not like the inspections are even all that rigorous compared to my home state of PA where they lifted the vehicle to check the underside, pulled the wheels to check all brakes, and any chip or crack in the windshield on the driver's side of the windshield is a fail. A drop your car off for the day event.
No kidding! Try getting through a British MOT, German TÜV or Belgian CT inspection! In those countries, you rarely see some of the dangerous vehicles we have on our roads; and when you did, they are usually from Eastern European countries that had less stringent standards!

The ten minutes it takes to do a Texas "inspection" is basically the same thing I do on a weekly basis to ensure my vehicles are roadworthy. Check the lights and signals, horn and wipers; and if the vehicle stops when I step on the brakes, I know they work!

If this state ever adopted the standards of most other first world countries, people here would have a fit!
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:03 AM
 
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No kidding! Try getting through a British MOT, German TÜV or Belgian CT inspection! In those countries, you rarely see some of the dangerous vehicles we have on our roads; and when you did, they are usually from Eastern European countries that had less stringent standards!

The ten minutes it takes to do a Texas "inspection" is basically the same thing I do on a weekly basis to ensure my vehicles are roadworthy. Check the lights and signals, horn and wipers; and if the vehicle stops when I step on the brakes, I know they work!

If this state ever adopted the standards of most other first world countries, people here would have a fit!
LOL, the inspections in Southern Europe (Italy & Spain) were a breeze - mostly concerned with if the taxes were paid (or rather that vehicles shipped from the U.S. weren't going to be left on the economy for a local to get his hands on duty-free), the more stringent requirements were for getting your car onto base. Sig & Rota Beaters (locally acquired vehicles that had been bought and sold through several rotations and beat to hell and back) were the norm.

I had an early 80's Fiat 127, which had the 'interesting' characteristic of swaying back and forth in the lane when over a two adults were in it, and an Ibiza Seat, which was actually not that bad of a car - just very basic.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:55 AM
 
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in texas can you give me the code that aloows me to travel up to 50 miles to obtain a inspection
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:49 PM
 
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Code that allows you to travel up to 50 miles? You mean a law? There’s a law on the books for that?
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:27 AM
 
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I've always just called the nearest inspection station to let them know I'm coming, then talked with the local LEO's about my route, etc.. The one time I WAS pulled over, told them who I'd spoken with and there was no problem once they confirmed my story. Just be SURE you're going via the most direct route, and make NO detour along the way.

If your inspection is expired, it's likely that your tags are, as well. Call the local county tax office - IIRC, you can purchase a temporary transit tag. With that, you should be good w/both, since there's no longer a separate inspection sticker. I WOULD scrape the old inspection sticker off (if it has one) prior to leaving my house, though. Again - talk with your local tax office before doing anything - I've always found them to be helpful.
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