State To Start Enforcing Vehicle Inspection Rules

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will start enforcing new rules on inspections next week.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that enforcement will begin Aug. 1 on a law that blocks registration renewals for cars that have not been inspected in the past year.

The law was supposed to take effect last November, but the agency stopped enforcing the inspection requirements a few days after the law took effect because of several problems.

The biggest problem last year was enforcing the requirement involving cars of people who moved into the state or those who bought cars registered in other states.

Under a change signed into law earlier this month, cars coming into the state won't have to be inspected until 12 months later, when registrations need to be renewed.


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  • by elvishasemissions on Jul 25, 2009 at 06:22 PM
    Were they not going to do away with the emissions checks a year ago? Oh, that was before the fiscal meltdown. What was I thinking? Oh by the way---when the discussion of out of state cars comes to mind, why doesn't NC start checking the many out of state cars that have been here for more than two years and still have other state license plates? You know-- the ones with state license plates that do not charge property taxes. That would be a tremendous amouont of money added to the coffers. Thank me very much!
  • by Wilma on Jul 25, 2009 at 12:08 PM
    Wow, you mean they are finally going to hold people accountable for inspecting and registering their vehicles that are two years past overdue? Bravo! Way to take a stand!!!
  • by jr Location: bath on Jul 25, 2009 at 04:11 AM
    the burden of driving a safe car should be with the owner.our legislature has assumed that role, and we just gripe about it. and i agree with you, doug.
  • by Geez on Jul 24, 2009 at 09:17 PM
    Wow, gotta hurry, inspection has expired on my vehicle(s)! I'm not giving Bev any more dollars than I can help!
  • by Doug Location: ENC on Jul 24, 2009 at 07:25 PM
    What I like is that I'm paying over $30 to insure that my Ford Focus isn't polluting too much, while the guy driving his 60 ft RV is exempt. Actually, all of the big polluters are exempt from emissions inspections. Furthermore, safety inspections did nothing to lower accident rates, so they are also a fraud. It is just another tax on the working man.
  • by Kelly Location: LaGrange on Jul 24, 2009 at 06:20 PM
    Money money money. Where do all these law maker's think it's going to keep coming from. You cannot get blood from a turnip as my mom says.
  • by Tryingtohelp Location: enc on Jul 24, 2009 at 05:33 PM
    To Anon, I had a similar question so I went by the HP station and ask. A gentleman there went to a NCDENR webpage and found my answer. See if this will help. Go to Google and search nc dmv inspection. Then go down to NCDENR Division of air Quality MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION.Cick there. Then go to where it says Click Here For More Information. Click there. Then go to Cick Here To Find Your Next Inspection Due Date. After that you should see a page that has New Vehicle Inspection Date Calculator. Reading this may explain how the calculator works. At the bottom of this page is the calculator. Enter the months and years and hit calculate. It worked for me and I hope it will work for you.
  • by ripoff on Jul 24, 2009 at 04:56 PM
    Just more milk money for the gov to p.ss away!
  • by John Location: Jacksonville on Jul 24, 2009 at 02:29 PM
    The Inspection was $9.10 and now $30.00 and sense we don't have stickers will the price come down or will the state keep the money? They don't have to make stickers now?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 24, 2009 at 01:50 PM
    An old cliche comes to mind about something not being broke and not fixing it.
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