19A NCAC 03D .0518      LICENSING OF SAFETY OR EMISSIONS INSPECTION STATIONS

(a)  An application for licensing as a Safety Equipment or Safety Equipment Emissions Inspection Station shall be made on forms furnished by the Division of Motor Vehicles and filed with the License and Theft Bureau.

(b)  An applicant for licensing for a Safety Equipment or Safety Equipment Emissions Inspection Station shall have:

(1)           A specified area used primarily for repair of motor vehicles.

(2)           At least 45 lineal feet of approximately level floor surface at least 10 feet wide when using a light chart for testing lights, or at least 25 lineal feet of approximately level floor surface at least 10 feet wide when using a light testing machine.  Dirt floors are not acceptable.

(3)           Sufficient area enclosed to permit an inspection at all times regardless of weather conditions. Trailers may be inspected outside of the enclosed area as long as attached to prime mover.

(4)           If a light chart is used to check lights, parallel lines at least 3 feet long painted on floor surface 25 feet from the chart.

(c)  An applicant for licensing for a Safety Equipment Inspection Station inspecting only motorcycles shall have:

(1)           A specified area used primarily for repair of motorcycles.

(2)           Sufficient area enclosed to permit an inspection at all times regardless of weather conditions.  Dirt floors are not acceptable.

(3)           If a light chart is used to check lights, parallel lines at least 3 feet long painted on floor surface 25 feet from the chart.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20-2; 20-39; 20-183.4;

Eff. October 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2010.