Bridgeton Vehicle Inspection Station will close at the end of the month

    It’s offical. Despite protests last week to keep three South Jersey vehicle inspection stations open, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission decided Friday the Bridgeton station will close April 30.

    While the local SEIU argued closing the state stations would increase emissions by forcing drivers to travel farther to other state locations, or make them pay more at a private inspector, numbers show the Bridgeton, station is underperforming, the News of Cumberland County reports.

    Bridgeton inspected 10,899 vehicles between August 2010 and March. Comparitively, Passaic County’s Wayne station inspected more than 75,000 vehicles during that period. Bridgeton is No. 28 of the least utilized stations of the state’s 29.

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