- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The inspection sticker on the windshields of Texans’ vehicles will be eliminated this March.

Drivers will still be required to have their cars inspected, but now the inspection will serve as a requirement to renew a vehicle’s registration. The Dallas Morning News (https://bit.ly/1F5Qrmw ) reports that the “Two Steps, One Sticker” initiative, which was approved by lawmakers in 2013, aims to increase compliance and reduce sticker fraud by combining both operations into one sticker.

Drivers will now be required to pass an annual state inspection 90 days before their registration expires. And since current inspection and registration cycles do not necessarily match up for every vehicle, Texas officials will offer a one-time grace periods to help facilitate the sync.

State and county officials have launched a media campaign aimed at answering motorist questions about the switch. But Malek Samadian, the owner of ESS Fleet Service in East Dallas, predicts the transition period will confused and frustrate many residents.

“It’s going to create more headaches,” Samadian said.

The newspaper reports that all rules and fees for registering a vehicle and passing inspection will stay the same.


Information from: The Dallas Morning News, https://www.dallasnews.com

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