JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri motorists could have more time before their new vehicles become subject to safety inspections.
Current law requires people to have a new vehicle inspected two years after it is made. A bill given final approval Tuesday by the Senate would delay the required inspections until a vehicle is five years old. The bill now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.
Supporters of the delayed inspection provision claim some unscrupulous mechanics charge new-car owners for parts that don't really need to be replaced. Critics worry the extended deadline would put more unsafe cars on the road.
The inspection provision is included in a larger bill that also would require the Department of Revenue to award driver's license office contracts through a competitive bidding process.
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