New effort unveiled to ease NH vehicle inspection law

There’s no evidence New Hampshire motorists are safer because the state mandates that vehicles undergo a yearly safety inspection, says a state representative who is preparing legislation to ease that requirement.

Rep. Casey Conley says under his proposal, a yearly computer check would still be required to make sure a vehicle’s emission system was operating properly, but safety items like brakes, tires and lights would not have to be examined.

“New Hampshire is in the minority of states that have these safety inspections,” the Dover Democrat said in a telephone interview.