Virginia Can No Longer Ticket Vehicles Awaiting Inspection

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Last fall, a story out of Fairfax, Virginia, gained a lot of attention because numerous vehicles were being ticket for expired inspection stickers, while they waited at the shop for inspection. One mechanic grew so frustrated, with the number of cars being ticketed on his lot, he snatched a ticket out of an officers hand and was later arrested. (Check out this link for that story.) On Wednesday, Governor Terry McAullife passed a bill to ensure vehicles awaiting inspection are safe from being ticketed. The bill states:

The following shall be exempt from inspection as required by § 46.2-1157:...12. Motor vehicles, trailers, or semitrailers, after the expiration of a period fixed for the inspection thereof, operated over the most direct route between the place where such vehicle is kept or garaged and an official inspection station or (ii) parked on a highway and that have been submitted for a motor vehicle safety inspection to an official inspection station, for the purpose of having the same inspected pursuant to a prior appointment with such station.

Check out this link for the full story.