The Utah House voted for a compromise Friday that would reduce the number of required safety inspections on cars less than 12 years old in exchange for adding more Highway Patrol troopers on the roads.
Rep. John Dougall, R-Highland, had been fighting for his HB298 for days, but broke through Friday evening when it was approved 52-18, as some of the bill's most vocal critics became supporters. It now moves to the Senate.
"We were able to survive with no bloody noses," Rep. Richard Greenwood, R-Roy, said. "I still have all my teeth."