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Akron to offer free vehicle inspections
New program aims to reduce instances of minor traffic safety violations among motorists

Amy Cooknick
In The Region:

The city of Akron is launching a new program to provide free vehicle inspections to motorists.

The first inspection is Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Henry’s Acme on South Hawkins Avenue in Akron.

The Akron Police Department, Summit County Sheriff’s Department and State Highway Patrol will conduct inspections based on the checklist used during routine traffic stops to identify minor issues. Akron Police Auditor Phil Young says inspections will take three to five minutes per vehicle.

Young on benefits of inspection program

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Young says Akron plans to host three or four inspections per year during good weather. Inspections are open to all motorists.

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