New York Introduces Bill to Exempt Older Vehicles from Annual Safety Inspection
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the Assembly Transportation Committee to request support for A. 8866:
You may use the following points in your message:
- A. 8866 exempts historical and antique vehicles that are at least 50 years old from the state’s annual safety inspection program.
- A. 8866 endorses the fact that antique vehicles constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently operated.
- A. 8866 recognizes the burden that safety inspections place on vintage vehicle owners, acknowledging the fact that these vehicles are generally driven significantly fewer miles on state roadways than other passenger vehicles.
- A. 8866 brings the state in line with other states seeking to reward automotive enthusiasts and expand opportunities for these prized vehicles to be enjoyed.
- A. 8866 recognizes that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.
Overview: New York has introduced SAN-supported legislation (A. 8866) to exempt historical and antique vehicles that are at least 50 years old from the state’s annual safety inspection requirement. The state defines these designations as any vehicle that used only as collector’s items or exhibition pieces, and not for daily transportation. Current law requires all vehicles to be inspected every year regardless of model-year. The bill currently awaits consideration in the Assembly Transportation Committee.