Chapter 90, Section 7A of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking paragraph
five in its entirety and replacing same with the following new language:
In addition to the emissions testing requirements, the rules and regulations for the
periodic staggered inspection established hereunder shall include, but not be limited
to, an annual maintenance inspection to determine the proper and safe condition of the
following: brakes, stop lamps, lights, directional signals, horn, vehicle identification
number, steering and suspension systems, glazing, windshield wipers and cleaner,
number plates, tires, fenders, bumpers, external sheet metal, reflectors, splash guards,
chock blocks, safety belts and exhaust system.
In addition to the terms and conditions delineated in 540 CMR 4.00, A certificate of
rejection shall be issued to any vehicle submitted for inspection with Light Truck (LT) or
Passenger (P) tires, including any full-service spare, greater than six years of age based
on the Tire Identification Number (TIN).
The registrar may waive, by written document, certain inspection requirements if any
such waiver furthers the public interest or is based on technological development and
does not compromise the public safety; provided, however, that for motor vehicles one
model year old or less, the registrar may require that the initial inspection mandated by
this paragraph be performed at the end of the first full year of registration.
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