By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Legislation has been introduced to require New Jersey to issue exempt certificates for motor vehicles not required to be inspected.
Legislation has been introduced to require the state to issue exempt certificates for motor vehicles not required to be inspected. Under current law, motorcycles, registered historic motor vehicles, motor vehicles designated as collector vehicles and certain diesel-powered passenger motor vehicles built before the ’97 model year are exempt from emissions inspections and equipment inspections.
As exempt motor vehicles are not subject to inspection, no certificates of approval (windshield “stickers”) are issued for them to display. On occasion, the operators of these exempt vehicles are stopped by law enforcement because there is no certificate of approval affixed to their windshield. The measure would eliminate that problem by requiring the motor vehicle commission to issue a certificate of exemption for display on these vehicles.