WDBJ -- As of January 1, Virginia State inspection stickers will no longer be placed on the bottom center of vehicle windshields.
Officials say that now the stickers will be placed on the bottom left corner of the windshield, when viewed from inside the vehicle.
This is because vehicle manufactures are now offering crash avoidance technology in many vehicles that utilize the center windshield.
“The core mission of the Virginia Safety Inspection Program is to promote highway safety and the crash avoidance technology is another tool provided by manufacturers to ensure vehicles operated on the roadways are safe at all times,” said Capt. R.C. Maxey Jr., Virginia State Police Safety Division Commander. “Therefore, we immediately began evaluating the situation and set forth to make the necessary changes to the Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Manual, which governs the placement of the safety inspection sticker on all vehicles.”
Current Virginia stickers are not to be moved until your vehicle is inspected and issued a 2019 sticker.