Maryland Introduces Bill to Exempt Low Mileage Vehicles from Inspection Requirements
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the members of the Assembly Environment and Transportation Committee and request their support for H.B. 52:
You may use the following points in your message:
- H.B. 52 would exempt vehicles driven under 5,000 miles annually from inspection and testing requirements.
- H.B. 52 acknowledges the relatively minimal environmental impact of the vehicles targeted for this exemption.
- H.B. 52 acknowledges that it is senseless to test low-mileage vehicles, the results of which demonstrate no significant air quality benefits. The idea behind exempting any class of vehicles is to reduce costs while not losing appreciable emission reductions. This strategy builds support for emission inspection programs, but also directs finite resources to where they will be most valuable in cleaning the air.
Overview: Legislation (H.B. 52) has been introduced to exempt vehicles driven under 5,000 miles annually from inspection and testing requirements. Under current law, low mileage vehicle exemptions are only available to those with disabilities and to persons 70 years or older. The bill is currently in the Assembly Environment and Transportation Committee.