Stupid is as stupid does. The Utah Legislature's action eliminating mandatory annual auto safety inspection cries out for a veto. At what cost are sponsors Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Salt Lake City, saving drivers money? A paltry $25 million, so they claim.
What they really have done is deprived drivers of an inexpensive $15 inspection and endangered the public, exposing it to unsafe or ignorant drivers who do not maintain their vehicles.
It only goes to prove the Legislature does not care about safety, and lowering the blood alcohol level to .05 to constitute a DUI was not about safety but to punish the drinking culture. Good luck to a police officer proving probable cause to believe a driver is impaired and require him to take a breath test that results in that low of a level.