Automotive Service Association Press Release & Webinar on PMVI's

Brin Diagnostician Melbourne, Florida Posted   Latest   Edited  

"We don't need safe cars on the road", said no one ever. 

Sharing the road with unsafe vehicles has always been a concern but the concern is increasing as we continue to rely on vehicle technology to keep us safe (ADAS).

I hate when politics get in the way of doing what's right and I think that's what's happening when it comes to formal vehicle safety inspections. 

This is not a new battle but it's more important for us to get involved now. It's our job to educate each other, educate our clients, the motoring public and it's our job to take a seat at the table and be a voice. 

Follow this link to a press release from the Automotive Service Association. 

bit​.​ly/ASA_10_PMVI2

Here's a link to the webinar. 

bit​.​ly/ASAPMVI2

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Randy Analyst
Denver, Colorado
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What's your position on: Antique/classic cars built before safety standards? Military vehicles being sold to the general public? Gray market vehicles imported after 25 years? OHV's allowed on public roads? Motorcycles of any model year?

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Brin Diagnostician
Melbourne, Florida
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That's a great question Randy. I think that all vehicles registered to be driven on public roads should be formally inspected for safety concerns periodically. I wouldn't expect antique, classic, military or motorcycle vehicles would have the same safety standards that a 2020 Automobile would but they can and should be periodically and formally inspected for concerns that would make them unsafe

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Randy Analyst
Denver, Colorado
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Fair enough. But to your statements about politics and no one says we don't need safe cars on roads, each of the vehicles I mentioned have groups that lobby to allow them on the road. That makes politics a necessary part of the discussion. Secondly, I would consider all of them I posted as unsafe. BTW, I do own and drive some in the group. Last, where does it end? With modern cars, cruise

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Anthony Technical Support Specialist
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania
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Hi Randy: You left out air conditioning. Where I live, I would make it an inspection requirement if I were king. I've seen all 4 seasons in the same day. There's nothing like the feeling you get when driving down the road and all of a sudden your windshield is fogged. Aerobic exercise is good for you, right? Guido

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Anthony Technical Support Specialist
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania
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Hi Brin: Antny is preaching to the choir. His presentation may be better used broken up into 60 second snippets for JQ Public's consumption. I've often said that one way to ease into a national safety inspection program is to require all vehicles in commerce to be subject to FHWA. After all, in the public's mind, what is a "commercial motor vehicle"? Using The Google and Firefox, here is the

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Bob Mobile Technician
West Chicago, Illinois
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Just to have a safety inspection means politics are involved. How about having enforced laws to punish people who cause an accident due to lack of maintenance? But wait, that would be unfair to those that can't afford the cost of maintenance. How about the safety lane guy that gives a pass for $20?

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