204-95-080 - Annual inspections, safety of equipment

204-95-080. Annual inspections, safety of equipment

(1) Upon the request of a limousine carrier business license applicant or licensee applying for the initial issuance, or annual renewal of their limousine vehicle certificate(s) with the department of licensing, the inspecting agency as outlined in RCW 46.72A.030 will conduct a safety inspection of the vehicle(s) to be used in the limousine service. Applicants and licensees must present their limousine vehicle(s) at an inspection site established by the inspection agency, by appointment. The limousine vehicle must pass the inspection to qualify for initial issuance or renewal of the limousine vehicle certificate by the department of licensing. The vehicle inspection will consist of the following:

(a) Verification of vehicle liability insurance and current vehicle registration.

(b) Check of all standard equipment for vehicles for conformance with requirements as outlined in chapter 46.37 RCW, to include: Brake equipment, functional brake performance test, wheel systems, steering and suspension, fuel system, exhaust system, lighting and signal system, visibility system, window safety glazing and sunscreening or coloring, body components, horn, doors, hood, trunk latch, seatbelts, and bumpers.

(c) Review of interior condition and cleanliness.

(2) Upon successful completion of the safety inspection, the licensee will be given a copy of the inspection form to submit to department of revenue. Upon receipt and approval of all licensing documents and fees, the department of licensing will issue a decal which must be located to the left of the rear license plate, easily observable, and within twelve inches of the plate. The decal shall not be affixed to the license plate or a light.

(3) If a vehicle fails the initial inspection, the original inspection paperwork must be provided at the time of reinspection, and the reinspection must be done at the same inspection facility as the initial inspection.

Statutory Authority: RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.320. 12-03-082, § 204-95-080, filed 1/13/12, effective 2/13/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.37.005. 02-21-001, § 204-95-080, filed 10/2/02, effective 11/2/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.72A.030. 97-03-127, § 204-95-080, filed 1/22/97, effective 2/22/97.

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