State inspection sticker to be a thing of the past in Texas

State inspection sticker to be a thing of the past in Texas

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State inspection sticker to be a thing of the past in Texas

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Associated Press

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 24 at 8:11 PM

AUSTIN -- Come next March, Texas drivers will no longer be required to have an inspection sticker on their windshield.

But vehicles will still be required to get the once-over.

Department of Motor Vehicles Director Whitney Brewster told a Senate panel Monday that separate stickers will no longer be needed for the inspection and auto registration. A single sticker will be proof of both.

The Houston Chronicle reports an owner must complete the inspection - which includes state vehicle safety and emissions tests - within 90 days of when the registration expires.

Drivers will eventually have to show proof of a valid inspection to renew their vehicle registration.

Officials say Texas will save about $2 million with the change, primarily in oversight and sticker costs.

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