Vehicle Inspection Fees Set to Increase to $19.19

October 28, 2013, 2:28 PM HST · Updated October 28, 2:39 PM
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An ipad being used for vehicle inspection services. Photo courtesy state Department of Transportation.

An iPad being used for vehicle inspection services. Photo courtesy state Department of Transportation.

By Maui Now Staff

The cost of vehicle safety inspections for cars and trucks will increase to $19.19, plus tax under a new program set to go into effect on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Hawaiʻi.

Officials with the state Department of Transportation announced the upcoming launch saying the new program will create “an efficient and secure method of keeping vehicle information.”

According to the DOT, $1.70 of each inspection will go to the department for administration and enforcement; and $1.69 will go to the company Parsons for providing equipment and technical support.

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State officials say the program will do away with monthly reporting by inspection stations and instead provide immediate recording 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,” said department director, Glenn Okimoto in a press release.

Officials say the state Motor Vehicle Safety Office worked closely with the City and County of Honolulu and the neighbor island counties to develop the program.

Ongoing efforts will be made to improve the efficacy of the state inspection program, officials said.

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