Vehicle registration or driver’s license or driving privileges will be suspended:
1.Following a conviction for a traffic violation that warrants suspension of the driver’s license, unless proof of insurance is presented to DPS.
- If a sentence resulting from a collision has not been served within a period of 60 days from when it was handed down.
- If payments have not been made under an installment agreement that arose out of a collision settlement.
- If, without insurance, the individual was involved in a collision that resulted in the death or injury of another person or there was at least $ 1,000 in damage to another person’s property and there is a reasonable probability that another person was injured. issue a sentence to the driver.
- When it is required to maintain proof of financial responsibility for two years from the date of the most recent conviction. More specific information on compliance with the Texas Motor Vehicle Safety
You can also go to any driver’s license office or write to: Mailing address: Texas Department of Public Safety Enforcement and Compliance Service PO Box 4087 Austin, TX 78773-0320
All Texas registered vehicles must be inspected annually at an official vehicle inspection station. This includes motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles. Evidence of financial responsibility for the vehicle must be provided when the inspection is performed. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and DPS transitioned to a new vehicle registration and inspection system that requires drivers to display only the valid registration sticker on their windshield. This decal works as a combined proof of inspection and registration. When a vehicle passes the inspection, the inspection station will print the approved Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) and enter the information into an electronic database. The DMV verifies the information in the database when the vehicle is registered. However, you must have your printed VIR on hand when registering your vehicle. To register the vehicle, the VIR is valid for 90 days from the month the inspection is performed.
Equipment Needed for Vehicles You must have the following equipment in good working order for your automobile to be determined to be safe.
Pedal Brakes – must stop the car within 25 feet at a speed of 20 miles per hour.
Parking brake – must be adequate to stop and hold the car.
Two headlights – one on each side of the front – an indicator bulb that shows when the headlight high beam is on.
Taillights – All vehicles must be equipped with two taillights, except for those models built before 1960 that will require only one taillight.
Brake Lights – All vehicles must be equipped with two brake lights (brake lights) except for models manufactured before 1960 which will require only one brake light (brake light).
License Plate Light – a white light that illuminates the rear license plate when the headlights (or auxiliary lights) are on.
Flashing lights – white or amber in front, red in rear (may be in combination with other lights)
Turn signals – every motor vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer, and pole trailer must be equipped with electrical turn signals (certain trailers and motorcycles are excepted), except for those passenger cars and trucks less than 80 inches wide and manufactured Before 1960 they did not need to be equipped with electrical signals to turn.
Reflectors – two red reflectors, one on each side of the car. (May be in combination with taillights) – positioned 16 to 60 inches high and visible up to 600 feet. Reflectors must be visible up to 350 feet on vehicles manufactured before 1960.
•Horn – must be heard for a distance of 200 feet.
•Muffler – a muffler and exhaust system – all models from 1968 on must be equipped with an emissions exhaust system to help reduce air pollution.
•Safety Glass – all new cars must be equipped with safety glass. All glass replacements for any car must be with safety glass.
•License Plates – Passenger and commercial vehicles must have a valid license plate on the front and one at the rear except for dealer license plates and those commercial vehicles that are issued only one license plate.
•Windshield Wiper – for your safety in bad weather.
•Rearview mirror – should be positioned so that it can reflect a view of the road for a distance of at least 200 feet from the rear of the vehicle.
•Slow Vehicle Emblem – tractors and farm machinery, road construction machinery, animal-drawn vehicles, and certain other motor vehicles designed to travel 25 miles per hour or less must display the slow vehicle emblem.
•Front Seat Belts – are required equipment if the seat belt anchors were part of the original equipment of the car.
•Tires – All vehicles are required to be equipped with tires that are in proper and safe condition with a minimum depth of 2/32 inch grooves.
•Fuel cap – The fuel cap on gasoline vehicles from 2 to 24 years of use should be checked to determine if the cap is defective or missing from the vehicle. (EXCEPTIONS: vintage vehicles, circus vehicles, slow-moving vehicles, motorcycles and vehicles operated exclusively by another type of fuel other than gasoline and vehicles with less than 2 years of use or with more than 24 years of use).
Vehicle Registration – New residents of the state of Texas who wish to operate a motor vehicle must obtain a Texas New Vehicle Inspection Certificate issued by a state-approved vehicle inspection station. In addition, the vehicle identification number must be verified. The motorist will also need to provide evidence of financial responsibility (insurance) for the vehicle in question. Before a new resident obtains a Texas state driver’s license, he or she must register every vehicle they own. When applying for a driver’s license, you will be required to show your registration receipt that was issued to you by a county tax assessor for each vehicle.