New law for Texas drivers

New law for Texas drivers

Texas drivers can expect to see some changes in 2015.

Beginning in March Texas drivers will not be required to have an inspection sticker on their windshields, but drivers will still have to get their cars inspected.

Instead of two stickers, drivers will only have one on their windshield.

Brandon Lee a store manage with Lang Tire in Amarillo says after passing state inspection, drivers will receive one sticker with registration.

"We will still do an inspection to make sure it is road worthy and then we will submit it to the state. You will get a piece of paper that you will take down when you get your registration at that time. It will all be combined into that one sticker. You will no long have a state inspection sticker there will just be a registration sticker on your vehicle" says Lee.

The protocol for inspections will stay the same.

Instead of giving you a sticker, they will enter the inspection information on a state database.

"Other than putting a sticker on your windshield everything will still be the same. So we will have to check your tires, your lights, your wipers, everything else to make sure. You will just not receive a sticker".

Drivers will need to have their inspection completed before they can get their registration done.

"Look at your registration see when it goes out and then plan 90 days ahead or within that window so you can get it all done smoothly" says Lang.

This change is expected to save Texas about two million dollars in oversight and sticker costs.