Exemption Shouldn’t Mean Complacence

Posted: July 30, 2014 in Boats, Parts and Accessories, Shopping, Trailers, Vehicles
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In Louisiana, boat enthusiasts don’t have to get their boat trailer checked up in annual inspections anymore. While this might be a tempting prospect for closet procrastinators, a less strict policy should never be a reason to be complacent enough to take road and trailer safety for granted.

Residents of the great state of Louisiana and even visiting marine enthusiasts may have thoughts about the rules to comply with if they become law. The Bayou State’s Gulf coast location offers ample opportunities to explore hundreds of square miles of swampland and riverine environments. Who wouldn’t pass up a ride crisscrossing Lake Pontchartrain?

Louisiana is one of 14 states that require annual trailer inspections at stations approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Current inspections end with the issuance of an inspection sticker at a visible part of the trailer, plus the title and registrations. However, Rep. Teddy Landry of D-New Iberia claims that exempting trailers carry the potential for major damage on the road.

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