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Drivers face new Texas registration, inspection program

By Maricris Moore | Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Public Affairs | March 31, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The new "Two Steps, One Sticker" program began in the state of Texas March 1. Texas drivers will no longer receive inspection stickers, and drivers' registration stickers issued after that date will serve as proof for both inspection and registration. 

Joint Base San Antonio base entry controllers have trained for the new change and educated themselves in order to better serve the base populace, while adhering to the new requirements for the program. 

"At this point the biggest focus is on educating our community to ensure that everyone understands what the new requirements are," Capt. Julie A. Roloson, 502nd Security Forces Squadron operations officer at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, said.

Here are a few things that drivers need to know about the new program:

· Drivers must continue to maintain a current vehicle inspection and registration at all times to operate their vehicle. The law requiring a valid vehicle inspection did not change, only the requirement for a separate sticker changed.

· For registration purposes, if the vehicle inspection has expired a new inspection is required prior to renewing the registration.

· A vehicle inspection report will be provided to the driver after their vehicle passes the state inspection. This form will be used for verification when renewing the registration if the inspection cannot be verified electronically. 

· Upon request by law enforcement or entry control personnel, vehicle operators are required to produce proof of valid vehicle inspection, such as a copy of the vehicle inspection report.

· Anyone who misplaced their vehicle inspection report should visit www.mytxcar.com to download and print a copy of the document.

· Inspection fees and the inspection requirements remain the same. The only change is a vehicle inspection report will be provided in lieu of an inspection sticker.

· Active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces are not required to register or title their vehicles in Texas.

"Like anything new, it will take time for drivers to get better acquainted with Texas' new requirements. There will certainly be some misunderstandings to get through," Police Officer Richard Coon, 902nd Security Forces Squadron assistant operations superintendent at JBSA-Randolph, said. "I ask drivers to please be patient with our security forces members while we work through this change."

Flyers about the new program will be distributed to drivers at the JBSA gates.

For more information, visit: www.TwoStepsOneSticker.com  or http://www.txdmv.gov/ .