Its something drivers do once every one or two years, getting a new inspection sticker. Whether you like it or not, its required to drive on Louisiana roads. One legislator is proposing a bill to change this. We spoke to a local business about how this could effect you on the road.
It’s more than just a sticker.
“Its to make sure your car is road worthy,” said Lawrence Boutte of Cornerstone Glass.
He says they do much more than simply replacing a tag on your window.
“When they come in we check the lights, we check the horns, we check the wipers, make sure all your blankers work. Make sure your windshield doesn’t have all kinds of cracks in it,” he explained.
Representative Lawrence Bagley of stonewall introduced a bill that would do away with inpection stickers on most cars and trucks with the exception of commercial vehicles and student transportation. If the bill passes, most drivers won’t be required to go in for an annual inspection. Boutte believes the consequences of this can easily outweigh the benefits.
“If you don’t have a station that inspects them people can ride around in trash. No head lights, no taillights, no signal lights. What’s going to stop them from doing that if they don’t have to go to a station every year and get it checked out,” he added.
The bill is expected to be addressed in the legislative session this week.