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R714. Public Safety, Highway Patrol.

Rule R714-162. Equipment Standards for Heavy Motor Vehicle, Trailer and Bus Safety Inspections.

As in effect on April 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R714-162-1. Authority.

This rule is authorized by Subsections 53-8-204(5) and 41-6a-1601(2).

R714-162-2. Purpose.

The purpose of this rule is to set minimum equipment standards governing heavy motor vehicle, trailer, and bus safety inspections in accordance with Sections 53-8-204 and 41-6a-1601.

R714-162-3. Definitions.

(1) Terms used in this rule are found in Sections 41-1a-102, 41-6a-102, and 49 C.F.R. 571, et seq.

(2) In addition:

(a) "acute area" means the area extending upward from the height of the top of the steering wheel, excluding a 2 inch border at the top of the windshield, and a 1 inch border at each side of the windshield or windshield panel;

(b) "CNG" means compressed natural gas;

(c) "heavy motor vehicle" means any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, machine, tractor, trailer, or semi-trailer, propelled or drawn by mechanized power that transports passengers or property, or any combination thereof;

(d) "division" means the Vehicle Safety Inspection section of the Utah Highway Patrol;

(e) "fuel system" means the fuel tank, the fuel pump, and the necessary piping to carry the tank to the carburetor or injection system;

(f) "inspector" means a person employed by a station licensed to conduct safety inspections;

(g) "online inspection certificate" means an inspection certificate created electronically through the Vehicle Safety Inspection System;

(h) "online inspection program" means the web-based inspection program used to record safety inspections;

(i) "OEM" means original equipment manufacturer; and

(j) "paper inspection certificate" means an inspection certificate created by paper form.

R714-162-4. Incorporation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

This rule incorporates by reference the standards found in 49 CFR Parts 393, 396, and 396 Appendix G as the minimum standards a motor vehicle must meet to pass a safety inspection under this rule.

R714-162-5. Applicability of Rule.

This rule applies to all heavy motor vehicles, trailers, and buses.

R714-162-6. Inspection Procedures.

(1) The inspector shall complete the following tasks prior to inspecting the vehicle:

(a) collect appropriate registration paperwork;

(i) _a vehicle may be inspected without registration paperwork;

(b) verify the Vehicle Identification Number;

(c) record the owner's full name and vehicle information;

(d) record the vehicle mileage;

(e) remove the old inspection sticker; and

(f) enter the inspection date and inspector number if using a paper inspection certificate.

(2) The inspector shall examine the vehicle's interior by completing the following tasks:

(a) inspect the windshield;

(b) inspect the required mirrors for adequate visibility;

(c) inspect the seatbelts for proper operation;

(d) inspect the steering system;

(e) inspect for play in the brake pedal;

(f) inspect the emergency brake for proper operation;

(g) inspect the horn;

(h) inspect the windshield wiper and washer; and

(i) inspect heater and defroster.

(3) The inspector shall examine the vehicle's exterior by completing the following tasks:

(a) inspect high and low beam headlights;

(b) inspect headlights for proper aim;

(c) inspect parking lights, tail lights, signal lights, brake lights, marker lights, and reflectors;

(d) inspect the light for proper color;

(e) inspect the tires for proper inflation, wear, and damage;

(f) inspect the body, fenders, door, hood latches, and bumpers;

(g) inspect for broken glass; and

(h) inspect the window tinting by measuring the light transmittance on the front side windows and windshield.

(4) The inspector shall examine items under the vehicle's hood by completing the following tasks:

(a) inspect belts;

(b) inspect hoses;

(c) inspect power steering pump;

(d) inspect wiring;

(e) inspect the exhaust manifold;

(f) inspect the master cylinder;

(g) inspect for fuel leaks; and

(h) inspect the air compressor.

(5) The inspector shall examine the vehicle's suspension and undercarriage by completing the following tasks:

(a) inspect wheel bearings;

(b) inspect ball joints;

(c) inspect tie rod ends;

(d) inspect idler arms;

(e) inspect shock absorbers;

(f) inspect springs;

(g) inspect the exhaust system;

(h) inspect floor pans; and

(i) inspect fuel system lines.

(6) The inspector shall examine the braking system by completing the following tasks:

(a) inspect for loose or missing lug nuts;

(b) inspect for cracked wheels;

(c) inspect pads or shoes;

(d) inspect rotors or drums;

(e) record the brake measurements on the safety inspection sticker report;

(f) inspect for fluid leaks; and

(g) inspect brake hoses.

(7) If the vehicle passes inspection, the inspector shall:

(a) sign the sticker report; and

(b) apply the new sticker to the inspected vehicle.

R714-162-7. Registration.

(1) When reviewing the vehicle registration papers, the inspector shall:

(a) check the vehicle registration certificate, vehicle identification number, license plates, and vehicle description for agreement;

(b) enter the manufacturer's vehicle identification number and license plate number into the online program or record on the safety inspection certificate if not using the online program;

(c) advise the owner when paperwork disagreements are accidental or clerical in nature; and

(d) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(i) the registration certificate, vehicle identification number, license plate, and vehicle description are not in agreement; or

(ii) the vehicle identification number is missing or obscured.

(e) Verify the vehicle identification number on the registration or other documents with the number on the vehicle. (2) The inspector shall examine the vehicle's license plates and comply with the following requirements:

(a) if the vehicle is registered, verify the license plates are securely mounted and clearly visible;

(b) check to ensure the Utah Apportioned plate is properly mounted; and

(c) advise the owner when a license plate is not securely fastened, is obscured, or cannot be clearly identified.

R714-162-8. Tires and Wheels.

(1) When examining the tire and wheels of a vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check the vehicle for proper mudguard protection, which must be at least as wide as the tire it is protecting, be directly in line with the tire, and maintain a ground clearance of not more than 50% of the diameter of a rear axle wheel under any conditions; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) tire tread is not fully covered by the body, trailer, or fender;

(B) rear tires do not have the top 50% of the tire covered by mudflaps; or

(C) rear mud flaps are not as wide as the tire;

(ii) Wheel covers, mudguards, flaps, or splash aprons are not required if the motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer is designed and constructed to meet the requirements in Subsection R714-162-8(1)(a).

(b) check for proper tire width, size, and load rating; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a tire's width is beyond the outside of the vehicle body; or

(B) a tire is not of proper size and load rating per axle as determined by OEM specifications;

(c) check valve stems for damage or cracks; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a valve stem is cracked, damaged, or shows evidence of wear because of misalignment;

(d) check the rims; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) rims and rings are mismatched;

(B) a ring shows evidence of slippage, rust, or damage;

(C) a rim or ring is bent, sprung, cracked, improperly sealed, or otherwise damaged;

(D) there is slippage on Louisville or Dayton type wheels;

(E) wheel nuts, studs, or clamps are loose, broken, damaged, missing, mismatched, cracked, stripped, have improper thread engagement, or otherwise ineffective;

(F) wheel rings, disc, spoke, or rim type wheels show any evidence of having been repaired or re-welded;

(G) stud holes are out of round or elongated;

(H) there are cracks between the hand holes or the stud holes in the disc; or

(I) wheel casting is cracked or there is evidence of wear in the clamping area; and

(e) check the wheel welds; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) there are any cracks in welds attaching wheel disc to rim;

(B) there are any cracks in welds attaching tubeless demountable rim to the adapter;

(C) there are any welded repairs on any aluminum wheels; or

(D) there are any welded repairs other than disc to rim attachment on steel disc wheels mounted on the steering axle.

(2) When examining the front steering axle tires of a vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check tire tread depth, which may not be measured on the tread wear bar; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when tread depth is less than 4/32 inch on steering axle tires when measured in any two adjacent major tread grooves at three equally spaced intervals around the circumference of the tire; and

(b) check tire condition and inflation; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a tire is cut or otherwise damaged, exposing body ply or belt material through the tread or sidewall;

(B) a tire has any tread or sidewall separation;

(C) a tire is labeled for other than highway use or displaying other markings that would exclude use on a steering axle;

(D) a tire is a tube-type radial tire without radial tube stem markings, which include a red band around the tube stem, the word "radial" embossed in metal stems, or the word "radial" molded in rubber stems;

(E) there is mixing of bias and radial tires on the same axle;

(F) a tire flap protrudes through the valve slot in rim and touches the stem;

(G) There are re-grooved tires on the steering axle;

(H) a tire has a boot, blowout patch, or other ply repairs;

(I) the weight carried exceeds the tire load limit, including an overloaded tire resulting from low air pressure;

(J) a tire is flat, has noticeable leak, or is inflated to less than 50% of the vehicle manufacturer's recommended tire pressure;

(K) a tire is mounted or inflated so that it comes in contact with any part of the vehicle;

(L) a tire is over inflated;

(M) a tire is worn to the extent secondary rubber is exposed in the tread or sidewall area; or

(N) if the vehicle is a bus and is equipped with a re-capped or re-treaded tire.

(3) When examining tires other than the front steering axle tires of a vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check the tire tread depth, which may not be measured on the tread wear bar; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when tread depth is less than 2/32 inch in any two adjacent major tread grooves at three equally spaced intervals around the circumference of the tire; and

(b) check the tire condition and inflation; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the weight carried exceeds the tire load limit, including an overloaded tire resulting from low air pressure;

(B) a tire is flat, has noticeable leak, or is inflated to less than 50% of the vehicle manufacturer's recommended tire pressure;

(C) a tire is cut or otherwise damaged, exposing body ply or belt material through the tread or sidewall;

(D) a tire has any tread or sidewall separation;

(E) a tire is mounted or inflated so that it comes in contact with any part of the vehicle, including a tire that contacts its mate;

(F) a tire is labeled for other than highway use or displays other markings that would exclude its use; or

(G) a tire is worn to the extent secondary rubber is exposed in the tread or sidewall area.

(4) When examining the dual tires of a vehicle, if equipped, the inspector shall:

(a) check for mismatching of tire construction, such as radial and bias, sizes, and wear on any set of duals; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the tire diameter of one of the duals is not within 1/4 inch of the other on 8.25-20 and smaller, or 1/2 inch on 9.00-20 and larger;

(B) the dual tires are in contact with any part of vehicle body or adjacent tire; or

(C) a tire has a boot, blowout patch, or other ply repairs that are sub-standard and not identified by a triangular label in the immediate vicinity.

R714-162-9. Steering Alignment and Suspension.

(1) When examining the steering system of a vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check the steering wheel for excessive play, which must be checked with the engine running on vehicles with power steering; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) steering wheel lash on a 16 inch diameter steering wheel exceeds 2 inches for manual steering or 4-1/2 inches for power steering;

(B) the steering wheel lash on an 18 inch diameter steering wheel exceeds 2-1/4 inches for manual steering or 4-3/4 inches for power steering;

(C) the steering wheel lash on a 19 inch diameter steering wheel exceeds 2-3/8 inches for manual steering or 5 inches for power steering;

(D) the steering wheel lash on a 20 inch diameter steering wheel exceeds 2-1/2 inches for manual steering or 5-1/4 inches for power steering;

(E) the Steering wheel lash on a 21 inch diameter steering wheel exceeds 2-5/8 inches for manual steering or 5-1/2 inches for power steering; or

(F) the steering wheel lash on a 22 inch diameter steering wheel exceeds 2-3/4 inches for manual steering or 5-3/4 inches for power steering;

(b)(i) check:

(A) the steering column for proper functioning;

(B) flexible coupling in the steering column, if equipped, for misalignment and tightness of the adjusting screw or nut;

(C) for absence or looseness of U-bolts or positioning parts;

(D) for worn, faulty, or welded repairs of universal joints; and

(E) for a loose or improperly secured steering wheel; and

(ii) Issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) flexible coupling is obviously misaligned;

(B) a clamp bolt or nut is loose or missing;

(C) there is separation of the shear capsule from bracket and general looseness of wheel and column, or if the wheel and column can be moved as a unit;

(D) an adjustable steering wheel or tilt steering cannot be secured in a safe operating position, or if there is 3/4 inch or more movement at the center of the steering wheel when locked in the operating position;

(E) there is any absence or looseness of a U-bolt or positioning part;

(F) there are worn, faulty, or welded repairs to universal joints; or

(G) the steering wheel is not properly secured, is cracked, or has spokes missing;

(c) check the size of steering wheel; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when the steering wheel is less than 13 inches in outside diameter or is not a full circular construction;

(d) check the front axle beam for defects, cracks, and welded repairs; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a kingpin is worn and shows excessive movement;

(B) there are cracks, welds, or any bends; or

(C) a positioning part is loose such as a U-bolt or spring hanger;

(e) check the steering gear box for proper functioning; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a bolt is loose or missing at the frame or mounting brackets;

(B) there are cracks in the gear box or mounting brackets; or

(C) fasteners are missing;

(f) check the pitman arm; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) there is any looseness of the pitman arm on the steering gear output shaft; or

(B) there are any welded repairs;

(g)(i) check:

(A) the auxiliary power assist cylinder for looseness, if the vehicle is equipped with power steering;

(B) the power steering belts for proper condition and tension, if the vehicle is equipped with power steering;

(C) the power steering system, including gear, hoses, hose connections, cylinders, valves, pump, and pump mounting for condition, rubbing, and leaks, if the vehicle is equipped with power steering; and

(D) the power steering reservoir for fluid level below OEM specifications, if the vehicle is equipped with power steering; and

(ii) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the auxiliary power assist cylinder is loose;

(B) a power steering belt is frayed or cracked and tension is not maintained;

(C) a Hose or hose connection has been rubbed by moving parts or is leaking;

(D) any cylinder, valve, or pump shows evidence of leakage;

(E) a pump mounting part is loose or broken;

(F) the power steering system is inoperative, if the vehicle is equipped with power steering; or

(G) the power steering fluid level is below OEM specifications;

(h)(i) check ball and socket joints for any:

(A) movement under the steering load of a stud nut; or

(B) motion, other than rotational, between any linkage member and its attachment point of more than 1/8 inch; and

(ii) issue a rejection inspection certificate when there is any:

(A) movement under steering load of a stud nut; or

(B) motion, other than rotational, between any linkage member and its attachment point of more than 1/8 inch measured with hand pressure only;

(i)(i) check:

(A) tie rods and drag links for a loose clamp or clamp bolt; and

(B) for loose or missing nuts on tie rods, pitman arm, drag link, steering arm, or tie rod arm; and

(ii) advise the owner when:

(A) tie rod grease seals are cut, torn, or otherwise damaged to the extent that lubricant will not be retained; and

(iii) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) there is a loose or missing clamp or bolt;

(B) there are worn tie rod ends;

(C) there are loose or missing nuts on tie rods, pitman arm, drag link, steering arm or tie rod arm; or

(D) looseness is detected in a threaded joint;

(j) check for any modifications or other condition that may interfere with free movement of any steering component; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) any modification or other condition interferes with free movement of any steering component; and

(k) check the steering linkage, kingpin, and springs and ensure that any looseness detected is not wheel bearing free play by applying service brakes during the inspection; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) wheel bearing free play exceeds OEM specifications; or

(B) kingpin looseness exceeds OEM specifications.

(2) When examining a vehicle's leaf spring suspensions, the inspector shall:

(a) check:

(i) for cracked, broken, loose, missing, or sagging suspension springs;

(ii) spring shackles, spring center bolts, U-bolts, clips, and other attaching parts; and

(iii) for any U-bolts, spring hangers, or other axle positioning parts that are cracked, broken, loose, or missing; and

(b) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(i) springs are cracked, broken, loose, missing, separated, or sagging;

(ii) spring attaching parts are cracked, broken, loosely connected, missing, worn, or sagging;

(iii) one or more leaves are displaced in a manner that could result in contact with a tire, rim, brake drum, or frame;

(iv) an improper spring size and rating is utilized and does not meet or exceed OEM specifications; or

(v) U-bolts, spring hangers, or other axle positioning parts are cracked, broken, loose, or missing resulting.

(3) When examining all other suspension mechanisms of the vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check:

(i) shock absorbers;

(ii) coil springs;

(iii) torsion bar spring in a torsion bar suspension; and

(iv) air suspension; and

(d) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(i) rubber bushings are destroyed or missing;

(ii) a mounting is loose, broken, or missing;

(iii) shock absorbers are missing or disconnected;

(iv) shock absorbers are leaking;

(v) coil springs are broken or missing;

(vi) torsion bar spring is broken;

(vii) air suspension is deflated, indicating a system failure;

(vii) any component is the improper size or rating; or

(ix) any component is leaking, cracked, misaligned or broken.

(4) When examining the following items related to the vehicle's torque, radius, and tracking components, the inspector shall:

(a) check all torque, radius, and tracking components for proper operation; and

(b) issue a rejection inspection certificate when any part of a torque, radius, or tracking component assembly, or any part used for attaching the same to the vehicle frame or axle is cracked, loose, broken, or missing, except when it is a loose bushing in the torque or track rods.

(5) When examining a vehicle's wheel tracking, the inspector shall:

(a) check wheel tracking with the front wheels in a straight-ahead position, measure the distance between the center of the front wheels to the center of the rear wheels, and compare the dimensions on the right side against the dimensions on the left side; and

(b) issue a rejection inspection certificate when the dimensions between wheel centers on one side differ from the dimensions on the other side by more than one inch.

R714-162-10. Coupling Devices.

(1) When examining a fifth wheel coupling device, the inspector shall:

(a) check the mounting to frame; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a fastener is missing or ineffective;

(B) any movement between mounting components is detected; or

(C) a mounting angle iron is cracked or broken;

(b) check mounting plates and pivot brackets; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a fastener is missing or ineffective;

(B) any cracks in welds or parent metal are detected;

(C) more than 3/8 inch horizontal movement between the pivot bracket pin and bracket exists; or

(D) a pivot bracket pin is missing or not secured;

(c) check sliders; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a latching fastener is missing or ineffective;

(B) a fore or aft stop is missing or is not securely attached;

(C) there is any movement more than 3/8 inch between the slider bracket and slider base; or

(D) a slider component is cracked in the parent metal or weld;

(d) check the lower coupler; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) horizontal movement between the upper and lower fifth wheel halves exceeds 1/2 inch;

(B) the operating handle is not in a closed or locked position;

(C) the kingpin is not properly engaged;

(D) separation between upper and lower coupler allows light to show through from side to side;

(E) a crack is detected in the fifth wheel plate, unless it is a crack in the fifth wheel approach ramps or a casting shrinkage crack in the ribs of the body of a cast fifth wheel; or

(F) a locking mechanism part is missing, broken, or deformed to the extent the kingpin is not securely held.

(2) When examining a pintle hooks coupling device, the inspector shall:

(a) check the pintle hooks for proper mounting to the frame; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) there is a missing or ineffective fastener, except a fastener is not considered missing if there is an empty hole in the device but no corresponding hole in the frame or vice versa;

(B) a mounting surface crack extends from point of attachment;

(C) a pintle hook is loosely mounted;

(D) the frame cross member providing the pintle hook attachment is cracked;

(E) a crack is discovered anywhere in the pintle hook assembly;

(F) any welded repairs have been made to the pintle hook;

(G) any part of the horn section has been reduced by more than 20%; or

(H) the pintle hook latch is not secure.

(3) When examining a drawbar or tow-bar eye coupling device, the inspector shall:

(a) check the drawbar or tow-bar eye for proper mounting; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a crack in an attachment weld is present;

(B) a missing or ineffective fastener is present;

(C) a crack is present; or

(D) any part of the eye is reduced by more than 20%.

(4) When examining a drawbar or tow-bar tongue coupling device, the inspector shall:

(a) check the drawbar or tow-bar tongue on a power or manual slider for proper operation; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the latching mechanism is ineffective or disconnected;

(B) a stop is missing or ineffective;

(C) there is movement of more than 1/4 inch between the slider and housing; or

(D) there is a leak, other than normal oil weeping around the hydraulic seals, including air, hydraulic cylinders, hoses, or chambers; and

(b) check for cracks and movement of 1/4 inch between the slider and housing; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a crack is discovered; or

(B) there is movement of 1/4 inch or more between sub-frame and drawbar at point of attachment.

(5) When examining all coupling safety devices, the inspector shall:

(a) check for:

(i) missing safety devices such as chains, metal wire, and rope;

(ii) safety devices that are unattached or incapable of secure attachment;

(iii) worn chains and hooks; and

(iv) kinked or broken cable strands and improper clamps or clamping;

(b) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(i) a safety device is missing;

(ii) a safety device is unattached;

(iii) a safety device is incapable of secure attachment;

(iv) a chain and hook are worn to the extent of a measurable reduction in link cross section;

(v) improper repairs are evident such as welding, wire, small bolts, rope, or tape;

(vi) a cable is kinked or has broken cable strands; or

(vii) a cable has improper clamps or clamping; and

(c) check the saddle-mounts for the method of attachment; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a fastener is missing or ineffective;

(B) a mounting is loose;

(C) a stress or load bearing member is cracked or broken; or

(D) horizontal movement between upper and lower saddle-mounts exceeds 1/4 inch.

R714-162-11. Brakes.

(1) When examining the brake system of a vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check to ensure that the vehicle is installed with the required brakes;

(b) check the service brakes for proper operation;

(c) check for broken, missing, or loose components, brake lining air leaks in the brake chambers, brake readjustment limits, mismatch across the steering axle of air chamber sizes, and slack adjuster length;

(d) check wedge brakes for movement on the scribe that exceeds 1/16 inch; and

(e) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(i) there is absence of any braking action on any axle required to have brakes upon application of the service brakes such as missing brakes or brake shoes, failing to move upon application of a wedge, S-cam, cam, or disc brake;

(ii) there are missing or broken mechanical components such as shoes, linings, pads, springs, anchor pins, spiders, cam rollers, push rods, or air chamber mounting bolts;

(iii) a brake lining is contaminated with oil, grease, or brake fluid;

(iv) a brake lining is broken, has a crack that exceeds 1-1/2 inch in length, has a crack or void that exceeds 1/16 inch observable from the edge of the lining, or a pad or lining is not firmly attached to the shoe;

(v) there are loose brake components such as air chambers, spiders, and cam shaft support brackets;

(vi) there is an audible air leak at the brake chamber, including a ruptured diaphragm or loose chamber clamp;

(vii) a brake is beyond adjustment limits listed in tables or instructions in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations;

(viii) a brake lining has a thickness less than 1/4 inch at the shoe center for air drum brakes, 1/16 inch or less at the shoe center for hydraulic and electric drum brakes, and less than 1/8 inch for air disc brakes on either the steering or non-steering axles; or

(ix) there is a mismatch across any power unit steering axle of air chamber sizes or slack adjuster length;

(e) check the parking brake system; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when the brakes on the vehicle or combination are not applied upon actuation of the parking brake control, including the driveline hand controlled parking brakes;

(f) check brake drums and brake rotors for damage, wear, and contamination; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) any portion of the brake drum or rotor has any external crack or has any crack that opens upon brake application, except for short hairline heat check cracks;

(B) any portion of the brake drum or rotor is missing or is in danger of falling away;

(C) there are fluids contaminating the friction surface of either the brake drum or rotor;

(D) the inside diameter of the drum measures more than the discard diameter stamped on the drum or more than OEM specifications if drum is unmarked; or

(E) the thickness of a disc is less than the minimum thickness stamped on the disc.

(f) check the brake hoses for any damage, bulges or swelling, audible leaks, and proper fittings; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a brake hose has any damage extending through the outer reinforcement ply;

(B) there is color difference between cover and inner tube;

(C) bulges or swelling are evident when air pressure is applied;

(D) there are any audible air leaks;

(E) two brake hoses are improperly joined, such as a splice made by sliding the hose ends over a piece of tubing and clamping the hose to the tube; or

(F) an air hose is cracked, broken or crimped;

(g) check brake tubing for any damage, leaks, and general condition; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) there are any audible air leaks; or

(B) any brake tubing is cracked, damaged by heat, broken, or crimped;

(h) check the low pressure warning device; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the low pressure warning device is missing, inoperative, does not operate at 55 PSI and below or 1/2 the governor cutout pressure, whichever is less, on a vehicle manufactured after March 1, 1975; or

(B) the vehicle does not have a visual warning device, if manufactured after March 1, 1975;

(i) check the tractor protection valve or device on the power unit; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when the tractor protection valve or device is inoperative or missing.;

(j) check air brakes and compressor for proper operation and condition; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) compressor drive belts are in a condition of impending or probable failure;

(B) compressor mounting bolts are loose;

(C) pulley is cracked, broken, or loose; or

(D) a mounting bracket, brace, or adapter is loose, cracked, broken, or missing;

(k) check electric brakes and breakaway braking device; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) there is absence of braking action on any wheel required to have brakes; or

(B) breakaway braking device is missing or inoperable;

(l) check hydraulic brakes, including power assist over hydraulic, engine drive hydraulic booster and dual hydraulic circuits for proper operation; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) The master cylinder is below the add line or less than 3/4 full;

(B) there is no pedal reserve when the engine is running except by pumping the pedal;

(C) the power assist unit fails to operate;

(D) a brake hose is seeping or swelling under application of pressure;

(E) the check valve is missing or inoperative;

(F) hydraulic fluid is observed leaking from the brake system;

(G) a hydraulic hose is abraded (chafed) through the outer cover to the fabric layer;

(H) fluid lines or connections are leaking, restricted, crimped, cracked, or broken; or

(I) brake failure or low fluid warning light is on or inoperative;

(m) check the Vacuum Braking System for proper operation.

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) there is insufficient vacuum reserve to permit one full brake application after the engine is shut off;

(B) a vacuum hose or line is leaking, restricted, abraded (chafed) through the outer cover to the cord ply, crimped, cracked, broken, or collapsed when vacuum is applied; or

(C) the low-vacuum warning device is missing or inoperative; and

(n) check for leaking wheel seals; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when a wheel seal is leaking.

R714-162-12. Electrical System.

(1) When examining the electrical system of a vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check the horn to ensure it is securely fastened and works properly; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the horn is not securely fastened; or

(B) the horn does not function properly and is not audible under normal conditions at a distance of at least 200 feet;

(b) check to ensure all switches function properly; and

(i) advise the owner when any original equipment switch fails to function as designed;

(c) check all wiring to make sure it is not chafed, bare, or contacting sharp objects; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when wiring insulation is chafed, rubbed bare, or shows any evidence of burning or short-circuiting;

(d) check to ensure all electrical connectors are tight and secure; and

(i) advise the owner when connections are not tight and secure or connections are corroded;

(e) check:

(i) the neutral starting switch on an automatic transmission to determine whether the starter operates only with the gear selector in "P" or "N"; or

(ii) a manual transmission, if originally equipped with a neutral safety switch, to determine if the vehicle only starts with the clutch depressed; and

(iii) issue a rejection inspection certificate when the automatic or manual transmission safety starting switch is inoperative; and

(f) check for battery securement; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when the battery is not properly secured, or a temporary repair is present.

R714-162-13. Lighting System.

(1) When examining the lighting system of a vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check all lights for secure mounting, proper location, and correct color; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a light is missing, not secured, or emitting light of improper color;

(B) a light is in wrong position or not operating;

(C) a headlight is not the color white, not properly aimed, lacks upper and lower beams, or does not measure between 22 inches and 54 inches in height when measured from the ground to the center of the low-beam headlamp;

(D) fog driving lights are not white or yellow in color or are not properly aimed or do not operate on a separate switch;

(E) a tail light or stop light is not the color red, is not present on each side at the rear of the vehicle, or is not mounted between 15 inches to 72 inches in height when measured from the ground to the center of the bulb;

(F) a turn signal light is not on each side of the vehicle front and rear, is not the color yellow or amber on the front of the vehicle, is not the color red, yellow, or amber on the rear of the vehicle, or the signal switch is not capable of operation by the driver or does not remain on without assistance when activated;

(G) the instrument panel does not illuminate whenever headlights or taillights are activated, the high beam indicator does not indicate when high beam lights are on, or a turn signal indicator does not indicate when turn signals are in operation;

(H) the back-up lights on trailers, when present, are not white or are on when the vehicle is moving forward; or

(I) any required light, reflector, or retro reflective sheeting is not present, does not light properly, is not the proper height, is not the proper color, or is not in the proper location as listed in Part 393 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

R714-162-14. Exhaust System.

(1) When examining the exhaust system of a vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check the exhaust system to determine if there is any leaking at a point forward of or directly below the driver or sleeper compartment; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when there is any leaking at a point forward of or directly below the driver or sleeper compartment;

(b) check the bus exhaust system to determine if there is any improper leaking or discharging; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) there is a leak or discharge at any location in excess of six inches forward of the rearmost part of the bus, if the bus is gasoline powered;

(B) there is a leak or discharge at any location in excess of 15 inches forward of the rearmost part of the bus, if the bus is powered by anything other than gasoline; or

(C) there is any leak or discharge forward of a door or window designed to be opened, except for emergency exits, if the vehicle is powered by anything other than gasoline;

(c) check the exhaust system for the correct location; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the system will burn, char, or damage any electrical wiring, the fuel supply, or any combustible part of the motor vehicle;

(B) the vehicle has no muffler;

(C) there are loose or leaking joints;

(D) there are leaks, excluding drain holes installed by the manufacturer, of any kind on any part of the system;

(E) the tailpipe is pinched;

(F) any element of exhaust system is not securely fastened or is secured in a manner that is likely to fail, such as securing the tail pipe with rope;

(G) the vehicle is installed with a muffler cutout or similar device;

(H) exhaust stacks are located in a position in which an individual may be burned upon entering or leaving the vehicle, or in a location likely to cause damage to any electrical wiring, fuel supply, or any combustible part of the motor vehicle;

(I) any part of the exhaust system passes through the occupant compartment;

(J) a tail pipe does not extend to or beyond the rear of the cab or passenger area or is severely bent or broken; or

(K) a tail pipe does not extend to outer periphery of a motor home or van.

R714-162-15. Fuel System.

(1) If the fuel system uses diesel or gasoline, the inspector shall:

(a) check the fuel tank, fuel tank support straps, filler tube, tube clamps, fuel tank vent hoses or tubes, filler housing drain, overflow tube, and fuel filler; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) there is fuel leakage at any point or there are escaping gases detected in the system;

(B) the fuel tank filler cap is missing;

(C) any part of the system is not securely fastened or supported;

(D) there is physical damage to any fuel system component; or

(E) the crossover line is not protected and drops more than two inches below fuel tanks.

(2) If the fuel system uses liquid propane gas, the inspector shall:

(a) check the fuel tank, fuel tank support straps, filler tube, tube clamps, fuel tank vent hoses or tubes, filler housing drain, overflow tube, fuel filler cap, and conversion kit installations;

(b) check for leaks by using the soap test with antifreeze;

(c) check that the fuel container is installed in a way to prevent it from jarring loose, slipping, or rotating;

(d) check that containers are located to minimize the possibility of damage to the container and its fittings;

(e) check that containers located less than 18 inches from the exhaust system, the transmission, or a heat-producing component of the internal combustion engine are shielded by a vehicle frame member or by a noncombustible baffle with an air space on both sides of the frame member or baffle;

(f) check that the piping system is installed, supported, and secured in such a manner as to minimize damage due to expansion, contraction, vibration, strains, and wear. Protection to the piping system may be achieved by parts of the vehicle furnishing the necessary protection, a fitting guard furnished by the manufacturer of the container, or by other means to provide equivalent protection;

(g) check that container valves, appurtenances, and connections are protected to prevent damage from accidental contact with stationary objects or from stones, mud, ice, and from damage from the vehicle's overturn or similar accident;

(h) for a tank installed inside a passenger compartment, check that it is installed in an enclosure that is securely mounted to the vehicle, such as a trunk which is gas-tight with respect to the passenger compartment and is vented to the outside of the vehicle; and

(i) check that manual shutoff valves provide positive closure under service conditions, are equipped with an internal excess-flow check valve designed to close automatically at the rated flows of vapor, stop all flow to and from the container when put in the closed position, and are readily accessible without the use of tools or other equipment. A check valve will not meet this requirement; and

(j) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(i) there is fuel leakage at any point or there are escaping gases detected in the system;

(ii) the fuel tank filler cap is missing, which is the cap over the fueling receptacle, not the door to the receptacle;

(iii) any part of the system is not securely fastened, supported, or the tank valve is not shielded;

(iv) there is physical damage, such as excessive denting, corrosion, bulging, or gouging to any fuel system component;

(v) the fuel lines have any corrosion;

(vi) welding is present, with the exception of being on saddle plates, lugs, pads or brackets that are attached to the container by the container manufacturer;

(vii) excessive surface rust on the tank or tank paint coating is in poor condition;

(viii) there is any installation hazard present that may cause a potential hazard during a collision;

(ix) a container is mounted directly on roofs or ahead of the front axle or beyond the rear bumper of a vehicle;

(x) a container or its appurtenance protrudes beyond the sides or top of the vehicle;

(xi) the vehicle does not have a weather-resistant, diamond shaped label located on the right rear of the vehicle identifying the vehicle as a "PROPANE" fueled vehicle;

(xii) a data plate, or saddle plate, is not present or is not legible on a propane tank;

(xiii) any aftermarket data plates are welded on the tank; or

(xiv) a check valve is used for a manual shutoff valve.

(3) American Society of Mechanical Engineers, or ASME containers are installed permanently to vehicles and are not subject to the DOT inspection requirements.

(4) All liquefied propane gas containers fabricated to earlier editions of regulations, rules, or codes listed in NFPA 5.2.1.1 and of the Interstate Commerce Commission Rules for Construction of Unified Pressure Vessels, prior to April 1, 1967, shall be permitted to continue to be used in accordance with Section 1.4 of NFPA.

(5) Containers that have been involved in a fire and show no distortion shall be re-qualified by a manufacturer of that type of cylinder or by a repair facility approved by DOT, before being used or reinstalled.

(6) When inspecting a fuel system that uses either CNG or liquefied natural gas, the inspector shall:

(a) check the fuel tank, fuel tank support straps, filler tube, tube clamps, fuel tank vent hoses or tubes, filler housing drain, overflow tube, fuel filler cap, and conversion kit installations;

(b) check the tank to verify it is protected from physical damage using the vehicle structure, valve protectors or a suitable plastic or metal shield;

(c) check that fuel tank shields do not have direct contact with fuel tanks and prevent trapping of materials that could damage the tanks or its coatings;

(d) for fuel tanks installed above, below, or within the passenger compartment, check to verify connections are external or sealed and vented from the compartment.

(e) for fuel tanks installed within the passenger compartment, check to verify tanks are vented to the outside of the vehicle with a boot or heavy plastic bag and shall not exit into a wheel well;

(f) check tanks and fuel lines to verify mounting and bracing is away from the exhaust system and supported to minimize vibration and to protect against damage, corrosion, or breakage.

(g) check for identification with a weather-resistant, diamond-shaped label located on an exterior vertical surface or near-vertical surface on the lower right rear of the vehicle, excluding the bumper, inboard from any other markings;

(i) the label shall be a minimum of 4.72 inches long by 3.27 inches high;

(h) check that when a manual valve is used, the valve location is accessible, indicated with the words "MANUAL SHUTOFF VALVE";

(i) check that the vehicle bears in the engine compartment a label readily visible identification as a CNG-fueled vehicle, system service pressure, installer's name or company, container retest dates or expiration date, and the total container water volume in gallons;

(j) check for a label located at the fueling connection receptacle with identification as a CNG-fueled vehicle, system working pressure, and container retest dates or expiration date;

(k) check that CNG fuel containers are permanently labeled;

(i) disassembly of the tanks protective shield is not required to verify the label on the tank;

(ii) it is the vehicle owner's responsibility to provide documentation for a current CNG tank Inspection from a CNG certified inspector; and

(iii) the documentation must identify the vehicle and list the CNG tank certification number; and

(l) visually inspect CNG fuel containers for damage and deterioration; and

(m) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(i) there is fuel leakage at any point or escaping gases are detected in the system, odor will be present;

(ii) the fuel tank filler cap or cover is missing;

(iii) any part of the system is not securely fastened, supported, or shielded to prevent damage from road hazards, slippage, loosening, or rotations;

(iv) fuel tank is exposed or unprotected;

(v) tanks that are installed under a vehicle are mounted ahead of the front axle or behind the point of attachment of the rear bumper;

(vi) there is any physical damage to a fuel system component;

(vii) there is any installation hazard present that may cause a potential hazard during a collision;

(viii) any part of the fuel tank or its appurtenances protrudes beyond the sides or top of any vehicle where the tanks can be struck or punctured;

(ix) the vehicle is not labeled as described in Subsection C of this section or in accordance with National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet 52; or

(x) a CNG fuel container is not current with its certification in accordance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

R714-162-16. Vehicle Interior.

(1) When examining the interior of a vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check seats for proper operation of the adjusting mechanism and ensure the seats are securely anchored to the floor; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) seats are not securely anchored to the floor;

(B) a seat adjusting mechanism slips out of set position;

(C) a seat back is broken or disconnected from the seat base so that it will not support a person's full weight;

(D) a seat belt, per OEM specifications, is missing or ineffective; or

(E) a seat belt is cut, torn, frayed, or otherwise damaged.

(b) check the floor pan in both occupant compartments and sleeper berths for rusted-out areas or holes that could permit entry of exhaust gases or would not support occupants adequately; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when the front or rear of the floor pan is rusted through sufficiently to cause a hazard to an occupant or that exhaust gases could enter the occupant area of the vehicle;

(c) check the frame and ensure that any repairs meet OEM Specifications and FMCSA Regulation 396.17; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) there are any broken, rusted through, cracked, loose, or sagging frame components; or

(B) the frame has been cut or portions of the frame have been removed, affecting the strength or integrity of the frame;

(C) there is any condition, including loading, that causes the body or frame to be in contact with a tire or any part of the wheel assemblies; or

(D) adjustable axle assemblies, or sliding sub-frames, with locking pins are missing or not engaged;

(d) check the frame for any loose, broken, or missing fasteners, including fasteners that attach functional components such as the engine, transmission, steering gear, suspension, body parts and fifth wheel; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when the frame has evidence of loose, broken, or missing fasteners, including fasteners that attach functional components such as the engine, transmission, steering gear, suspension, body parts and fifth wheel.;

(e) check windshield wipers for proper operation and for damaged, torn, or hardened rubber elements and metal parts of wiper blades or arms; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a wiper fails to function properly;

(B) a wiper blade smears or streaks the windshield;

(C) a wiper blade show signs of physical breakdown of the rubber wiping element; or

(D) a part of the wiper blade or arm is missing or damaged;

(f) check the windshield washer system for proper operation of hand or foot control and that an effective amount of fluid is delivered to the outside of the windshield; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when the windshield washer system fails to function properly, such as cracked hoses, broken hoses, or if the fluid reservoir is unable to hold fluid;

(g) check the defroster for proper operation; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when the defroster fan fails to function as designed; and

(h) check the vehicle to ensure that it is equipped with a properly functioning speedometer and odometer; and

(i) advise the owner when the speedometer or odometer is not functional or is disconnected.

R714-162-17. Vehicle Exterior.

(1) When examining the exterior of a vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check the exterior for torn metal parts, moldings, or any body parts that may protrude from the vehicle; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when metal, molding, or other loose or dislocated parts protrude from the surface of the vehicle causing a safety hazard;

(b) check parts and accessories for proper securement; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when parts or accessories are not properly secured;

(c) check the condition of front and rear bumpers; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the front bumper is missing, misplaced, loosely attached, broken, or torn so that a portion is protruding creating a hazard; or

(B) rear impact guards are missing;

(d) check front fenders; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when any fender has been removed or altered to such extent that it does not cover the entire width of the tire and wheel;

(e) check door latches, locks, hinges, and handles for proper operation, improper adjustment, and broken or missing components; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a door is broken or hinges are sagging so that the door cannot be tightly closed;

(B) a door does not open properly or close tightly; or

(C) any door part is missing, broken, or sagging to the extent that the door cannot be opened and closed properly;

(f) check the hood and hood latch for proper operation; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the hood is missing, the hood latch does not securely hold the hood in its proper fully closed position, or the secondary safety catch does not function properly; or

(B) the latch release mechanism or its parts are broken, missing, or badly adjusted so that the hood cannot be opened and closed properly;

(g) check the exterior rearview mirrors; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the right or left exterior mirror is loose or missing;

(B) a mirror is difficult to adjust or cannot maintain a set adjustment;

(C) a mirror extends beyond the vehicle width limit of 102 inches;

(i) allowance should be made for truck tractors inspected without a trailer attached when the extra width the mirrors extend are to provide rearward visibility around the trailer; and

(D) a mirror is cracked, has sharp edges, or is pitted or clouded to the extent that rear vision is obscured; and

(h) check all motor and transmission mount components; and

(i) advise the owner when any heat cracks are present; and

(ii) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) a mount bolt or nut is broken, loose, or missing;

(B) the rubber cushion is separated from the metal plate of the mount;

(C) there is a split through the rubber cushion;

(D) the engine or transmission is sagging to the point where the mount bottoms out or engine misalignment to the point of drive train component compromise; or

(E) fluid filled mounts are leaking, which are verified from the mount.

R714-162-18. Windows and Glazing.

(1) When examining the windshield of a vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check the windshield for unauthorized tinting, signs, posters, or other non-transparent materials;

(b) check the windshield for appropriate AS certification; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) there is outright breakage, which includes shattered glass either on the inside or outside surface, or any glass is broken, leaving sharp or jagged edges;

(B) there are sandpits or discoloration that interferes with the driver's vision;

(C) the windshield is missing;

(D) any crack intersects with another crack within the acute area;

(E) there is any damage within the acute area that cannot be covered by a disc 3/4 inch in diameter;

(F) there is any damage in the acute area that is within three inches of any other damage in the acute area; or

(G) the windshield does not have a marking of AS-1, AS-10, or AS-14.

(2) When examining the windows of a vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check all glass for unauthorized materials or conditions that obscure the driver's vision;

(b) check all vehicle glass for proper AS approval marking;

(c) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(i) any tint or other non-transparent material has been added to the windshield below the horizontal line four inches from the top of the windshield and allows less than 70% light transmittance below the AS-1 mark on the upper corner of windshield;

(ii) any tint is present and allows less than 70% light transmittance, or other non-transparent material has been added to the windows to the immediate left or right of the driver's seat; or

(iii) any windows are covered by or treated with a material that presents a metallic or mirrored appearance when viewed from the outside of the vehicle;

(d) check the operation of the driver-side window; and

(e) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(i) the driver-side window cannot be readily opened to permit arm signals; or

(ii) the driver-side window is broken, shattered, or jagged.

R714-162-19. Safe Loading.

(1) When examining the loading equipment of a vehicle, the inspector shall:

(a) check the load securement; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) any part of a vehicle or condition of loading is not properly secured such that the spare tire or any part of the load or dunnage can fall onto the roadway;

(B) container securement devices on intermodal equipment is cracked, broken, loose, or missing; or

(C) the vehicle does not have a front-end structure or equivalent device as required, to protect against shifting cargo.

R714-162-20. School Bus.

(1) When examining a school bus, the inspector shall:

(a) check the front and rear loading lights for proper operation and condition; and

(i) advise the owner when any lens is cracked or broken; and

(ii) issue a rejection inspection certificate when any amber or red loading light on the front or rear fail to operate;

(b) check each stop arm for proper operation; and

(i) advise the owner when there is an air leak from the bellows; and

(ii) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the stop arm fails to extend or retract; or

(B) more than 50% of the stop arm lights are inoperative;

(c) visually check the convex cross view mirror for a clear view of the front bumper and area in front of the bus from the driver's position, and inspect for stable mounting, cracks, and sharp edges; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the exterior cross view mirror is missing;

(B) the mirror will not maintain a set position; or

(C) the mirror is cracked, broken, has sharp edges, is pitted or clouded to the extent vision is obscured;

(d) check emergency exit windows for proper operation; and

(i) advise the owner when the emergency exit window warning device does not operate, if equipped; and

(ii) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) an emergency exit window does not open freely or completely; or

(B) an emergency exit window is obstructed;

(e) check emergency exit doors for proper operation; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the emergency exit door warning device does not operate, if equipped;

(B) the emergency exit door does not open freely or completely;

(C) the emergency exit door is obstructed, including when the retractable seat bottom does not automatically retract and stay in the retracted position; or

(D) any emergency exit door is equipped with a padlock or non-OEM locking device, not including an interlock system;

(f) check tire load rating; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when the tire load rating is less than the required tire load rating on bus data plate;

(g) check the fire extinguisher, aisle clearance, handrails and seat or barriers; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) the fire extinguisher has been discharged or is missing;

(B) the aisle is not clear of obstructions or the center aisle strip is missing or not secured;

(C) the left side handrail is missing, has a portion of the handrail that is completely unattached from its securement position, or if it does not meet OEM specifications;

(D) any seat cushion or seat assembly is completely unattached from the structure that secures it;

(E) any seat or barrier material is defective so that it compromises the integrity of occupant protection and compartmentalization;

(F) the driver's seat fails to adjust or hold proper adjustment; or

(G) any part of the driver's safety restraint assembly is missing, not properly installed, or is so defective as to prevent proper securement;

(h) check the step well, floors, and panels; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) any part of the step well or support structure is damaged;

(B) there is a step well condition that would present a tripping hazard;

(C) the floor pan or inner panels have excessive perforated areas or openings sufficient to cause a hazard to an occupant; or

(D) any panel, such as ceiling, side, or wheel well, protrudes, has sharp edges, or is not secured, to the point that may cause injuries; and

(i) check body exterior; and

(i) issue a rejection inspection certificate when:

(A) any school bus body part is loose, torn, dislocated, or protruding from the surface of the bus and creates a hazard; or

(B) a school bus is any color other than school-bus yellow.

KEY

motor vehicle safety, safety inspection manual

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

July 18, 2017

Notice of Continuation:

June 2, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

53-8-204; 53-8-205; 41-6a-1601


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R714, please contact the promulgating agency (Public Safety, Highway Patrol). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.