Louisiana

Annual vehicle inspections may become a thing of the past

Getting an annual vehicle inspection could become a thing of the past in the bayou state.

Republican Representative Larry Bagly of Northwest Louisiana argues with House bill 546 that vehicle inspection stickers don’t promote safety. Instead, his bill would add a $10 dollar fee for a one-year inspection to the price of registering a vehicle, which he says could fund 150 state troopers.

Those troopers would be charged with making sure the vehicle they police meet safety standards. However, the proposed bill wouldn’t apply to commercial vehicles like big-rigs and school buses.

The bill cleared the House Transportation Committee Monday by an 8-6 vote.