AUSTIN, TX (AP) — Come next March, Texas drivers will no longer be required to have an inspection sticker on their windshield, but vehicles will still be required to get the once-over.

Department of Motor Vehicles Director Whitney Brewster told a Senate panel Monday that separate stickers will no longer be needed for the inspection and auto registration. A single sticker will be proof of both.

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Inspections, which will include state vehicle safety and emissions tests, will be required within 90 days of when the registration expires.

Drivers will eventually have to show proof of a valid inspection to renew their vehicle registration.

Officials say Texas will save about $2 million with the change, primarily in oversight and sticker costs.

 

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