Lawsuit probes oversight of car inspections

May 15, 2019

By: Thomas A. Barstow, Lehigh Valley Business

One benefit from the state’s vehicle inspection program is that it should give drivers confidence that they are sharing the road with other vehicles that have at least a minimum level of mechanical safety.

Some people might loathe the annual hassle and fees related to inspections, but they, too, can take solace in knowing their cars are safe.

But how does a consumer ensure that the inspection-station operators are doing their jobs properly? That question is one raised in a lawsuit filed in March against a Tioga County repair shop by the family of a 24-year-old woman who died a week after her car was inspected.

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