POSTED: 1:37 p.m. HST, Oct 28, 2013
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.