KITV4: Oahu’s vehicle ‘recon’ inspection program close to shutting down

Senator Maile Shimabukuro: Great news, SB57, which I introduced, should be heading to the Governor for approval next week.  Here is it the latest update:

by Brenton Awa, KITV4 News, Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 3:02 PM HST

According to the State Department of Transportation, current crash data indicates reconstructed vehicles do not pose a safety problem on Hawaii’s roads.

Starting next year, more lifted trucks, dropped cars, and other modified vehicles could be back on Oahu’s roads.

Wednesday, Senate and House committee members passed SB57 which would put an end to Honolulu’s Recon inspection program through 2025.

According to the State Department of Transportation (DOT), current crash data indicates reconstructed vehicles do not pose a safety problem on Hawaii’s roads.

The DOT is also facing limited staff who do not have the training needed to properly inspect these types of vehicles.

The measure would also keep the current Street Rod exemption for vehicles older than 1968 which allows those cars to undergo a less stringent safety inspection.

Lawmakers in both the house and senate are expected to follow the committee’s recommendation to send the bill to Governor David Ige to be signed into law.

The repeal would begin next year and run through at least 2025.

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View the KITV news video story here: https://www.kitv.com/story/43723221/oahus-vehicle-recon-inspection-program-close-to-shutting-down