Texas to merge auto inspection sticker with registration
June 24, 2014 at 1:24 a.m.
AUSTIN (AP) - 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 (http://bit.ly/UFTJLz ) 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.