We Must Eliminate The Texas Passenger Motor Vehicle Inspection Tax - Don Huffines for Texas Senate

  

We Must Eliminate The Texas Passenger Motor Vehicle Inspection Tax

The annual requirement that Texas drivers have their vehicle inspected isn’t just a chore - it’s a tax.  That's why I’m fighting to repeal it! I hope you will take a moment to read my recent op-ed on eliminating the passenger motor vehicle inspection tax. 

 

The annual requirement that Texas drivers have their vehicle inspected isn’t just a chore - it’s a tax.  That's why I’m fighting to repeal it! I hope you will take a moment to read my recent op-ed on eliminating the passenger motor vehicle inspection tax.

A significant body of research shows that mandatory passenger motor vehicle safety inspections are a waste of time and money. Stated another way: there’s no safety benefit derived from the state-required annual inspection of passenger cars and trucks.  It is past time that we eliminated this bad tax.  Please read my full op-ed by clicking here!

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Here are highlights from my recent op-ed published by TribTalk


"It's not just case studies. Many governments, universities and economists have studied the effectiveness of the mandated motor vehicle safety inspection in terms of its economic and societal benefits, and they agree there is no positive link between these inspections and roadway safety."


"So let's call these inspections what they really are: a tax on Texans’ time and money."


"In classic big-government fashion, the passenger vehicle safety inspection is predicated on a false promise. For our state to continue to be a beacon of freedom, it would do us good to remember that the enemy of liberty does not always reside in Washington, D.C. Sometimes it's closer to home, in Austin."


"It's no longer a question of if the Mandatory Passenger Vehicle Safety Inspection Tax should be repealed but when it should be repealed. Frankly, tomorrow wouldn't be soon enough."

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Texas is one of only 16 states that still require passenger motor vehicle inspections.  Yet volumes of research show no safety benefit from state-mandated passenger vehicle inspections.  Texas drivers are wasting their time and resources on a false promise.  We need to save drivers time and money by eliminating the unnecessary passenger vehicle inspection tax.  Click here to sign your name if you agree!

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