DMV: Equipment Items that are Safety Inspected by DMV

Equipment Items that are Safety Inspected by DMV


A safety inspection will include, though is not limited to, an inspection of the following equipment:
  • Exhaust system
  • Emissions
  • Frame/unibody
  • Glazing
  • Hi-beam indicator 
  • Horn
  • Lights - Brake lights, Headlights, Marker lights, Parking lights, Tail lights, Turn signal and other miscellaneous lights and reflectors.
  • Mirror(s)
  • Parking brake  
  • Restraint system
  • Service brakes
  • Steering components  
  • Suspension components
  • Tires and wheels
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) verification.    
  • Windshield
  • Wipers
  • Wiring
Commercial Motor Vehicles are inspected in accordance with the North American Standard Inspection Program and the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria for out of service violations. These inspections include motor carrier and driver requirements.
In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes section 14-103  “Inspection of Motor Vehicles” - any vehicle presented to the department is subject to a full inspection and sanctions for non-compliance with the laws and regulations.

Content Last Modified on 4/26/2017 2:09:04 PM