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Statement of purpose
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 3, ARTICLE 12-A
§ 398-a. Statement of purpose. The purposes of this article are to
further highway safety by promoting the proper and efficient repair of
malfunctioning or disabled motor vehicles and to protect the consumers
of this state from dishonest, deceptive and fraudulent practices in the
repair of such motor vehicles. These purposes will be accomplished by
the enactment of legislation which require the registration of those
engaged in the business of repairing malfunctioning or disabled motor
vehicles and to exclude from that business those persons who engage in
dishonest or fraudulent practice or who otherwise demonstrate unfitness
for that business. That further, the purpose of this article is to
protect the motoring public from improper repairs made to its vehicles
to set standards for quality repairs to be made to motor vehicles for
fair and reasonable fees and to eliminate unqualified automotive repair
shops from engaging in the business of automotive repair to
malfunctioning or disabled vehicles.