Nova Scotia will be seeing some changes to the motor vehicle inspection process this year and not all people are happy about it.
The government in Nova Scotia in recent years has been under pressure to bring the inspection scheme more in line with other provinces in Canada. Currently, it is one of the only provinces that does annual mandatory inspections.
Among the changes are less frequent inspections, second opinions on failed inspections, and making the inspection process simpler by removing low risk items. It will be rolled out in two phases, on April 1st and June 1st. Starting in April, new vehicles purchased in the province with a pre-delivery inspection will not need to be inspected again for 3 years followed by the changes in June that simplify the items required to be inspected.
But, there are a few opponents to the new plan, mainly those who own shops which perform the inspections and rely on the annual revenue generated by them.
Darrell Hebb, a shop owner in Halifax, wasn't shy in telling the Chronicle Herald what he thought about the plan.
"I believe there should be safety inspections every year, including new cars. If these cars aren’t going to be inspected every year, no one’s going to bring their vehicle in. If they have a noise, they’re just going to hope it goes away," he said.
[Source: The Chronicle Herald]