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State DOT about to unveil online vehicle-inspection system

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:34 a.m. HST, Oct 29, 2013

A new online vehicle-inspection system will go into effect across Hawaii later this week, state transportation officials announced Monday.

Starting Friday, vehicle inspectors will use computerlike tablets, such as an iPad, to relay the test results immediately to a server that state Department of Transportation officials can access.

The program will raise inspection prices for automobiles and trucks to $19.19 plus tax, officials say -- about $4.50 more than what inspectors can currently charge. It will also require vehicle inspection sites to have high-speed Internet.

The new system will ensure the Department of Motor Vehicles no longer gets the results weeks after the fact, proponents say.

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localguy wrote:
Not to worry. Some IT smart high school students will have it hacked in minutes, giving everyone passing inspections, refunds, on and on.
on October 28,2013 | 02:22PM
Geb wrote:
And creating counterfeit stickers. If you've seen one you'll know what I mean. Some people are already claiming invasion of privacy so we'll see how all this works out or doesn't.
on October 28,2013 | 02:46PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Charge $4.50 more at 100 k vehicles. That's half mil minimum a year, and I guarantee the State processors still going to be low.
on October 28,2013 | 04:37PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
The State department of transportation do not need this information immediately. In fact they don't enforce nothing. The Department or DMV is a city office. They get nothing? The police department enforces and issue fines, the state courts gets the money? Huh? So where will this extra hidden State Tax go?
on October 28,2013 | 04:44PM
sailfish1 wrote:
With this they will no longer need that outside service that was inputting the data in the computer system. I hope that they accounted for that savings when they decided to raise the inspection fees.
on October 28,2013 | 08:20PM
harley1 wrote:
So the recent hearings where just that - shibai of the utmost kind - they listened and did nothing, not like we expected the state fiefdoms to actually listen and do something productive and constructive.
on October 28,2013 | 08:30PM
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