P.O. Box 160
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mike Horan
Dave Weinstein
RELEASE: June 27, 2006

Proposed Rule Amendments – Inspection Standards to be Used by Motor Vehicle Inspection Facilities

The Motor Vehicle Commission has proposed amendments to its regulations  pertaining to motor vehicle and motorcycle inspection standards and test procedures to be used by official inspection facilities and licensed private inspection facilities.  The proposed amendments reclassify various minor safety equipment defects that are presently cause for motor vehicles and motorcycles to fail inspection.  The proposed amendments provide that such minor safety equipment defects will no longer be cause for inspection failure requiring reinspection at official inspection facilities or licensed private inspection facilities.  However, motorists will be advised to have the minor safety equipment defects corrected.

The Motor Vehicle Commission’s regulatory proposal was published in the June 19, 2006 issue of the New Jersey Register.  Copies of the proposal may be obtained by mail or in person from the Motor Vehicle Commission, 225 East State Street, 9th Floor – East Wing, P.O. Box 162, Trenton, New Jersey 08666-0162; or by telephone at (609) 777-1407. 

A public hearing with regard to this proposal will be held on Monday, July 17, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. at the Motor Vehicle Commission’s 8th Floor East Wing Conference Room, 225 East State Street, Trenton, New Jersey. 

The public has until August 18, 2006 to submit comments to the Motor Vehicle Commission with regard to this proposal.  Comments should be directed to: Steven E. Robertson, Director, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Motor Vehicle Commission, 225 East State Street, P.O. Box 162, Trenton, New Jersey 08666-0162.