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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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