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Virginia Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Program


The Required Official Inspection Procedure, as approved by the Virginia State Police Superintendent, is as follows:


REQUIRED OFFICIAL INSPECTION PROCEDURE

 

Each inspection consists of the following items – for further details consult the "Official Inspection Manual":


1. - REMOVE OLD INSPECTION STICKER.

2. - DRIVE VEHICLE INTO INSPECTION LANE.

3. - INSPECT BRAKES FOR:

4. - INSPECT PARKING BRAKE FOR:

5. - INSPECT HEADLIGHTS FOR:

6. - INSPECT OTHER LIGHTS FOR:

7. – INSPECT SIGNAL DEVICE FOR:

8. – INSPECT STEERING & SUSPENSION FOR: (Jack up front end as shown in Manual)

9. – INSPECT TIRES, WHEELS & RIMS FOR:

10. – INSPECT MIRROR FOR:

11. – INSPECT HORN FOR:

12. – INSPECT WINDSHIELD AND OTHER GLASS FOR:

13. – INSPECT WINDSHIELD WIPER/DEFROSTER FOR:

14. – INSPECT EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR:

15. – INSPECT LICENSE TAGS FOR:

16. – INSPECT HOOD AND AREA UNDER THE HOOD FOR:

17. – INSPECT AIR POLLUTION CONTROL SYSTEM (1973 and Subsequent Models) FOR:

18. – INSPECT DRIVER’S SEAT FOR:

19. – INSPECT SEAT BELTS FOR:

20. – INSPECT AIR BAG AND AIRBAG READINESS LIGHT FOR:

21. – INSPECT DOORS AT THE RIGHT & LEFT SIDE OF THE DRIVER’S SEAT FOR:

22. – INSPECT FUEL SYSTEM FOR:

23. – INSPECT FLOOR PAN FOR:

(a) Holes which allow exhaust gases to enter occupant compartment.
(b) Conditions which create a hazard to the occupants.

24. – ISSUE STICKER:

(a) If approved, place approval sticker on the vehicle, and give pink copy of certificate to operator.
(b) ALL DEFECTS MUST BE CORRECTED AND THE VEHICLE REINSPECTED WITHIN 15 DAYS.

THE DRIVER MAY BE IN JEOPARDY OF RECEIVING A SUMMONS FOR ANY DEFECT STILL

PRESENT ANY TIME THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED ON THE HIGHWAY.

(NOTE: The validity period of the rejection sticker shall include fifteen (15) days in addition to the day of the inspection.)

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