High mileage could mean more inspections

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner says she'll see whether the state's emissions testing vendor might be able to also conduct cursory safety checks of the high-mileage vehicles it tests.

But Commissioner Melody Currey told the General Assembly's Transportation Committee Wednesday that proposed new vehicle inspections, including one for vehicles with more than 100,000 miles, are unnecessary.

Currey said the emissions vendor might be able to check seat belts, wiper blades, headlights and blinkers on 100,000-mile-plus vehicles, but she does not favor increasing fees to conduct such a review.

Two bills have been proposed requiring DMV inspections of vehicles with more than 100,000 miles and requiring annual safety inspections for all motor vehicles. Currey said historical data show no statistically significant correlation between mechanical failure of vehicles and accident rates.

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I want less regulation, not more! This guy should be voted out of office. Lets remember this self centered politican on election day.
The person that proposed this OWNS an auto repair business...Conflict of Interest?? When I lived in Massachusetts your car got a safety inspection when you got your emissions inspections and the cost was $25.00 total. There is no need for these inspections. It would be smarter to re test drivers every 15 years or so and every 4 years beyond age 65
at WHAT cost to the consumer???? I will tell you one thing its will be more than $20.00..................

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