Drivers in New Jersey will have to take their vehicles to a private inspection station for re-testing if they fail emissions testing under new rules that take effect next month.
Motorists are currently permitted to get a second test at state inspection stations.
MVC chief Raymond Martinez tells NJ.com the state currently pays for the second test. Under the new rules, motorists must go to a private station for re-inspection to insure their vehicles are prepared before bringing it to inspection.
Martinez says the state is charged $20.29 by contractors for each inspection and officials are looking for ways to reduce costs.
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Vehicles from 1995 and older will no longer need to be inspected so private garages will not need to buy equipment to test tail pipe emissions.