No more state safety inspection in utah

UT410

On jack stands.
Premium Member
Location
Holladay
I figured with this inspection change that the next time I brought a vehicle in for service, I'd get a lengthy fix-it list (even if I didn't need it). Well, yesterday, I brought my truck into a local shop to get the tires rotated and get an overall inspection before we take a trip out west. The only thing I got - out of a few items I expected - was a transmission service (which the truck is like a rocket now... crazy how we get used to diminishing performance).
 

jeeper

Currently without Jeep
Location
So Jo, Ut
My F350 plates expired two months ago. I don’t use it a whole lot in the winter, so it hasn’t been a huge rush to get it registered… The last couple of times I have used it, I have felt the beginnings of a death wobble while turning and braking. I know that I have something loose in the front end. The shop that I like to take my vehicles two takes about an hour to get through the emissions line. I was going to have them check on my front end parts at the same time. But because of the wait time, I just haven’t had time to get the truck in to them. I was going to get it done today, but as I looked at my registration renewal card, it says I didn’t need emissions this year. So I registered it online, and never got my parts inspected. Once again, I think no safety inspections is stupid. They should have removed the emissions inspection’s instead.
 

Herzog

somewhat damaged
Admin
Location
Kamas, UT
My F350 plates expired two months ago. I don’t use it a whole lot in the winter, so it hasn’t been a huge rush to get it registered… The last couple of times I have used it, I have felt the beginnings of a death wobble while turning and braking. I know that I have something loose in the front end. The shop that I like to take my vehicles two takes about an hour to get through the emissions line. I was going to have them check on my front end parts at the same time. But because of the wait time, I just haven’t had time to get the truck in to them. I was going to get it done today, but as I looked at my registration renewal card, it says I didn’t need emissions this year. So I registered it online, and never got my parts inspected. Once again, I think no safety inspections is stupid. They should have removed the emissions inspection’s instead.
But, you are aware of the issue... meaning the liability is on you, not the state to babysit you. I'm confused how this is an issue. It's nice that you were able to register it so you don't have to go out of your way to have the safety done AFTER you fixed the problems. Bonus.
 

Jesser04

Well-Known Member
Location
Kaysville Utah
Let me make sure I understand you. You’re pissed that the government won’t insist on you having someone tell you that your trucks f’d up when you already know it’s f’d up? If it makes you sleep better next year when your registration is up call me and I’ll take your renewal card from you till you get it inspected. You need a real problem...
 

jeeper

Currently without Jeep
Location
So Jo, Ut
I’m just saying that I am knowingly driving an unsafe truck, because it was too inconvenient to get it checked. I understand and accept any of the consequences that follow.
However, how many of you would like to be driving next to me when the ball joint finally fails??
How many people will be completely unaware of their bad parts?
Not being able to register a car because a gas cap has a crack, but being able to register a car that has bad brakes and bad ball joints seems backwards to me.
Like I have said before, I am happy to not have to pass a safety... but I think it’s a bad idea.
 

Jesser04

Well-Known Member
Location
Kaysville Utah
However, how many of you would like to be driving next to me when the ball joint finally fails?
I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. I don’t know the odds of getting hit by a vehicle that crashed because of fault parts but I’m sure it’s up there with getting stuck by lightning or attacked by a shark.
 

benjy

A lot of loose ends
Premium Member
Location
Sand Hollow
I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. I don’t know the odds of getting hit by a vehicle that crashed because of fault parts but I’m sure it’s up there with getting stuck by lightning or attacked by a shark.
I'm not trying to take a side on the issue, but it happens. I'd bet it's usually tire related. This was a couple weeks ago and I know one of the first responders on scene. He said all 4 tires on the truck were showing cords
https://www.thespectrum.com/story/n...ado-city-woman-victim-fatal-crash/2048792002/
 

Jesser04

Well-Known Member
Location
Kaysville Utah
I'm not trying to take a side on the issue, but it happens. I'd bet it's usually tire related. This was a couple weeks ago and I know one of the first responders on scene. He said all 4 tires on the truck were showing cords
https://www.thespectrum.com/story/n...ado-city-woman-victim-fatal-crash/2048792002/
I know it happens driving a vehicle is dangerous. In my 20 years of driving I’ve had a numerous near misses and only one comes to mind that was equipment failure.
 

glockman

I hate Jeeps
Location
Pleasant Grove
Brain, we need to have a heart to heart next time I see you. You're more American than this,lol.
Two things at play here.
1. When people know they have to replace parts at x time, they put it off until then.
2. The accidents just aren't happening. It might be hard to believe but they aren't. What do you think the chances are that the guy in the story Benjy posted had his tags renewed in the last 3 months where they would have caught his bald tires. What are the chances that person didn't have a guy and would actually replace all 4 tires. I don't know.
Now. The emissions I fully support. I have a son with a respiratory disease, we have crap air all winter. I don't want it to be worse. Maybe I should read my own arguments against safety inspections. I don't know. We all get to be snowflakes on one or two things I guess.
 

Magerdgr

Have gun, will travel
I'm not trying to take a side on the issue, but it happens. I'd bet it's usually tire related. This was a couple weeks ago and I know one of the first responders on scene. He said all 4 tires on the truck were showing cords
https://www.thespectrum.com/story/n...ado-city-woman-victim-fatal-crash/2048792002/

That's a terrible situation of course, but 1st, how long since the truck was registered? It's still possible that it required a safety when it was last done. 2nd, who says those tires were on it when it was last registered, and 3rd, the tire that caused the wreck was the spare, that was 17 years old, and as such wouldn't have been inspected even IF a normal inspection been performed.

"the front left tire of the F-250 had tread separation, which caused the driver to brake and lose control. The tire was a spare and appeared to be 17 years old, according to the report."

I'm just saying that regardless of law, the responsibility to have a safe vehicle still lies with the operator. When you get behind the wheel you accept accountability. Yes, there are people who genuinely don't have a clue about vehicles, and as such, I would imagine that they get their maintenance done by a shop which will likely call out any possible issue in order to upscale if not simply for honest business. I'd wager that the driver in this case was aware that he needed tires on his truck. In addition, I'm sure we all know people who swapped tires for one reason or another to pass safety when it was still a thing. The law wouldn't have likely made a difference in this case. Just my .02.
 
My F350 plates expired two months ago. I don’t use it a whole lot in the winter, so it hasn’t been a huge rush to get it registered… The last couple of times I have used it, I have felt the beginnings of a death wobble while turning and braking. I know that I have something loose in the front end. The shop that I like to take my vehicles two takes about an hour to get through the emissions line. I was going to have them check on my front end parts at the same time. But because of the wait time, I just haven’t had time to get the truck in to them. I was going to get it done today, but as I looked at my registration renewal card, it says I didn’t need emissions this year. So I registered it online, and never got my parts inspected. Once again, I think no safety inspections is stupid. They should have removed the emissions inspection’s instead.
Do you still need your mommy to hold your hand to cross the street?

You know its got an issue, get it fixed. If you kill someone because you didn't fix it, its on your head. Not your safety inspection, that only happened once a year anyway. Its not like your car goes "DING" its safety inspection time, I need to break suddenly. But only at inspection time. What are you gonna do if something starts wearing out half way through the year. oh nooooo

This has to be the most absurd argument i've heard yet.
 
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