City council considering waiver for some cars that fail inspection

(WMC-TV) - Some Memphis drivers who did not pass the car inspection test could get a reprieve.

The Memphis City Council is considering a one-year waiver for some cars that failed inspection because of the check engine light.

According to the Commercial Appeal, the measure would allow those with financial hardships to get their plates and have a year extension to have the problem repaired.

To qualify for the waiver, drivers would have to provide a written costs estimate as well as meet income guidelines.

For one person, that means an income under $16,345.  For two people, it is $21,855.

The vehicle must also have passed the tailpipe emissions test.

The measure will face its second reading before the council June 19.  A public hearing is planned for next month.

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