Is your vehicle's inspection expired?

Pennsylvania requires annual vehicle safety and emissions inspections to ensure that vehicles are maintained for safe operation. Safety Inspections can prevent vehicle failure on the highways and crashes that may result in injuries or death. Unlike vehicle registration renewal reminders that are mailed to you by PENNDOT, the vehicle owner is required to make the necessary appointment with a licensed inspection/repair facility to undergo these two tests. Drivers of vehicles with expired safety and or emissions inspections are subject to fines and costs pursuant to The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Title 75.

Some of our police officers are very skilled in detecting expired or fraudulent inspection stickers even if you are passing in the opposite direction. Additionally, if you are operating a vehicle with expired inspections and are involved in a crash, you could be subjected to additional civil or criminal penalties in the event of serious injury or death.

Some of our officers have recently encountered vehicles being driven with inspection stickers that have been expired for years. Make it a point at least once a day to look at the inspection stickers on your windshield when getting in or out of your vehicle and make note of when they expire.