To the Editor:

Governor Northam has suggested removing the requirement for mandatory vehicle inspections in Virginia.

As a retired Deputy Chief of Police I strongly oppose that idea, and request that legislators vote against it. I recently returned from a visit to Tennessee, a state without vehicle inspections, and it was amazing how many cars and trucks were driving with burnt out lights, severely cracked windshields, and I do not know how many dangerous unseen conditions, such as worn brakes, broken motor mounts, bad shocks, etc.

Please Google “proposal to eliminate vehicle inspections in Virginia” for many other reactions.

David Botkin

Ruther Glen