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State To Merge Registration, Inspection Stickers

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AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The inspection sticker on the windshields of Texans' vehicles will be eliminated this March.

Drivers will still be required to have their cars inspected, but now the inspection will serve as a requirement to renew a vehicle's registration. The initiative, reportedly being called "Two Steps, One Sticker," aims to improve safety, increase compliance and reduce fraud.

Since inspection and registration cycles do not necessarily match up for every vehicle, Texas officials will offer a schedule to help the two synch up. Texas hopes to smooth out any problems that may arise within the first year of implementation.

All rules and fees, for registering a vehicle and passing inspection, will reportedly stay the same.

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