DMV: Equipment Items that are Safety Inspected by DMV

Equipment Items that are Safety Inspected by DMV
SERVICE UPDATE:  As DMV transitions to a new, online-only appointment system for road tests, DMV will stop taking road test appointments on October 21 and October 23, and will resume October 24 with its new convenient online system.  See more information here
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