Yearly Archives: 2015

Proof Safety Inspection Works

Proof Safety Inspection Works

Pennsylvania is considered to have one of the most intensive safety inspection programs in the country. However, due to the common misperception that the program has little or no value to society or consumers, some legislators in the state feel the safety inspection process is no longer necessary. Added to the perception are some government reports indicating that the vast majority of vehicles successfully pass inspection requirements. In fact, legislators are claiming there is only a 2% failure rate. It is important though to note that during the inspection process, vehicles may initially fail, receive the necessary repairs, and then pass. But where are legislators getting this information that only 2% of vehicles fail safety inspection? We’re not really sure. However, we do know that, in 2007 PennDOT hired Cambridge Systematics to perform a study on the safety inspection program. Through the four years of data they surveyed, they estimated 1-2 fewer fatalities per bi ... read more

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Fee Adjustment for Certificates of Inspection

Fee Adjustment for Certificates of Inspection

FEE ADJUSTMENT FOR CERTIFICATES OF INSPECTION Act 89, which became law on November 25, 2013, amends many sections of Title 75, including biennial adjustments to numerous fees based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Act 89 represents an investment in Pennsylvania's future, increasing public safety, and driving commerce, creating jobs, and providing reliable funding for our transportation needs without leaving the bill to our future generations. Effective July 1, 2015, and every two years thereafter, based on the CPI, the fee for the annual safety inspection stickers will be adjusted. Effective July 1, 2015 the fee adjustment for the annual safety inspection stickers is from $5.00 to $6.00 and the fee for the semi-annual stickers will be adjusted from $3.00 to $4.00. Official Inspection Stations may charge $2.00 plus the purchase price of the sticker in effect at the time of replacement for windshield replacement stickers. There is no charge for Emissi ... read more

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