UPDATE: California Bill to Exempt Pre-1983 Vehicles from Emissions Inspections to Be Heard on March 25

DON’T DELAY!  If you have not done so already, contact the Assembly Committee on Transportation to request support for AB 210—please ask others to follow suit by spreading the word:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • AB 210 recognizes the minimal impact of pre-1983 vehicles on emissions and air quality.  
  • AB 210 acknowledges that pre-1983 vehicles still constitute an insignificant portion of the overall vehicle population and are a poor source from which to look for emissions reduction.
  • AB 210 endorses the fact that pre-1983 vehicles are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently driven (a fraction of the miles each year as a new vehicle).

Overview: Legislation (AB 210) has been introduced to exempt motor vehicles prior to the 1983 model year from emissions inspection requirement. Current law requires the biennial testing of all 1976 and newer model-year vehicles. The bill will now be considered by the Assembly Committee on Transportation on March 25.