The following procedure will be followed in inspecting all commercial vehicles:
(a) Denial of Safety Sticker. Failure to pass any of the following must result in the denial of a safety certificate:
(1) In-station inspection on jacks:
(A) Remove 1 rear wheel and 1 front wheel to check brake lining wear. Linings must be at least 3/32 of an inch. In the case of brakes which are in compliance but still marginal, a notation should be made on the inspection form.
(B) Test brake pedal to check if proper clearance between the pedal and floor is maintained after 1 stroke.
(C) Front end: inspect steering mechanism to ensure that all connections are tight. There should be no play in the front end. The steering wheel must activate the front wheels with no more than 1/4 turn.
(D) Hand brake must lock at least 2 wheels.
(E) The vehicle must have installed a seatbelt assembly as required in ASCA 22.0333.
(A) Headlights must conform to specifications.
(B) Stoplights and taillight must conform to specifications. For defects in lens see paragraph (b) (5).
(b) Temporary Sticker. The following violations will result in only a 30-day temporary sticker being issued:
(1) Windshield must be of clear safety glass.
(2) Tires must have more than twenty-five percent of original tread.
(3) Windshield wiper must be self-operating and operable.
(4) Speedometer must be operable.
(5) Light lenses must be of the color required by the ASCA.
(6) Muffler should not be excessively noisy.
(7) Clearance lights must be shown, and of the proper color, on all vehicles over 18 feet.
(8) Horn must be operable. Vehicles with violations under this subsection will be issued stickers good only for 30 days. At the end of such time the vehicle's registration will be revoked automatically, ipso facto, if the violation has not been corrected, or if the owner cannot show proof of an order placed with a supplier which has not yet been delivered.
(c) Taxi General Inspection. With taxis, a general inspection should be made to insure:
(1) the floors and sides are solid;
(2) all doors operate and lock securely;
(3) all windows have glass which rolls up and down easily;
(4) the car is in generally good condition, is clean, and is presentable for use.
(d) Bus General Inspection. With buses, a general inspection should be made to see that the body is securely connected to the chassis.
(e) Road Test.
(1) Check that the vehicle has no excessive play in the front end.
(2) Shock absorbers should be of reasonable quality.
(3) Brakes should be applied in a quick stop without pull or jerk to either side.
(4) There should be no excessive noise or rattles.
(f) Bus Equipment.
(1) On and after 1 Sep 80, each previously registered and licensed bus shall be equipped with a safety glass windshield. On and after 1 Jul 80, each previously unregistered and unlicensed bus shall be equipped with a safety glass windshield.
(2) On and after 1 Sep 80, each previously registered and licensed bus shall be equipped with a rear lowboy bumper. On and after 1 Jul 80, each previously unregistered and unlicensed bus shall be equipped with a rear lowboy bumper.
(g) Inspector-specified Points. The safety inspector appointed by the commissioner of public safety may specify other inspection points and may deny a safety sticker for such points. In the event the inspector does so, he shall state the reasons therefor on the inspection denial sheet.History: Comm. Commn. Regs., eff 1 Jan 73. Reg. 1.02; amd 2012, Rule 01-2012, eff 1 Jan 13.
Amendments: 2012, changed number from 19.0152. Added subsection (E).