Christie to put brakes on mechanical safety inspections

The Christie administration says it plans to stop mechanical safety inspections for all vehicles beginning July 1.

Currently state inspection stations and private garages perform inspections in the Garden State. The inspection stations and garages test brakes, suspension and other safety feature problems.

Many New Jersey garage owners are blasting the plan. Joe Castainca, who owns a garage in Metuchen, says his business will suffer and that roads will become dangerous without the inspections.

Some motorists that spoke with News 12 New Jersey said they would be concerned since inspections often catch safety issues that they were unaware of.

New Jersey will become one of 30 states to not require mechanical inspections.

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