Aug 3, 2017 12:59 PM
NH residents concerned about inspection sticker changes
The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles announced on Tuesday that inspection stickers will be moving from just below the rearview mirror, to the lower driver's side of the windshield.
Most reactions to the new stickers included concerns of what the change will mean; some complaining that the new sticker would block their view and be distracting, while others compared the location to that of other states.
In the DMV's announcement for the change, they cited the use of new safety technology being placed in the current location of inspection stickers as the prompt for the move.
Massachusetts inspection stickers are on the lower passenger side of the windshield.
The DMV also stated that the change would not apply to certain vehicles, including motorcycles. The vehicles exempt were not named.
Some, in the 'Live Free or Die' spirit of New Hampshire, suggested that it was time for inspection stickers to stop being a requirement.
There are safety concerns that can arise with the lack of inspections as the condition of cars on the road would not be monitored.
A number of comments pointed out that the new sticker location is the same as it is in other states.
Along with Texas, some of the states with the same sticker location are Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Louisiana.
The new inspection sticker location will be sharing windshield real estate with other stickers that are required to be in the same spot.
DMV officials did not address the issue of other stickers being in that location in their announcement.
The inspection sticker changes will not take effect until October 1.