It will soon be easier for people with newer vehicles to move between Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C., following an agreement that was reached Thursday.
Currently, when someone moves from one province to another with a car or truck the new home province insists that the vehicle go through an inspection before it can be registered. That can be a cumbersome and expensive chore for many and — depending on the road worthiness of a vehicle — was often viewed as an unnecessary formality.
Soon, the inspection requirement will be eased so that it does not apply to a vehicle has not been rebuilt and is either less than four years old or was inspected within the last 90 days.
The change takes effect on April 1, 2015.
"This is likely the right number: a four-year-old car or newer one is going to pass the inspection. Lets not make people get it re-inspected if they move to another place," Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said Thursday in announcing various elements of an agreement among the three western provinces.