State officials announced the launch of the new vehicle safety inspection program beginning Nov. 1, creating an efficient and secure method of keeping vehicle information, according to the Department of Transportation.
The program will do away with monthly reporting by the inspection stations and provide immediate recordation and proof of the vehicles' current results.
"With this program we enter the new age of wireless computerization, instant recordation and protection from fraud and theft," stated Glenn Okimoto, director of the state Department of Transportation.
Under the proposed regulations, the cost of the vehicle safety inspection for automobiles and trucks will increase to $19.19 + tax with $1.70 for each inspection going to HDOT for administration and enforcement of the program and $1.69 going to Parsons for providing the equipment and technical support.
The HDOT Motor Vehicle Safety Office worked closely with the City & County of Honolulu and the Neighbor Island counties to develop this program and will continue working together to improve the efficacy of the inspection program.