People who conduct automobile safety inspections this year will require proof of insurance from owners and must write in the name of the insurance company and policy number covering each car they inspect, according to Lt. Bardell Hamilton, safety inspection commander for the Utah Highway Patrol.

The owner, who may present an insurance identification card issued by the insurance company, a recent premium notice or a copy of the policy, must then sign the form, certifying the information is correct.New inspection certificates also provide space for recording emissions test information, which is required on cars registered in Davis, Salt Lake and Utah counties. Emission certificates must be presented for registration.

Hamilton said the goal is to eventually cut down the number of forms involved in vehicle registration down to one.

"We've already got the inspection/registration/emissions process combined into a once-a-year event. It makes sense to eliminate some of the paperwork at the same time."