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    Subdivision 1. Inspection certificate required. No person shall drive and no operator
shall knowingly permit or cause a vehicle to be used for transportation service unless there is
displayed thereon a certificate issued upon inspection by the commissioner of public safety
as provided in this section.
    Subd. 2. Wheelchair securement device. Inspection shall be made by personnel in the
department of public safety assigned to the State Patrol. An operator of transportation services
shall submit a vehicle for inspection after the installation of a wheelchair securement device in the
vehicle and before using the vehicle for transportation service, but not later than one month after
the date of installation. Evidence of the date of installation shall be provided by the operator at
the inspection.
    Subd. 3. Standards. The inspection shall be made to determine that the vehicle complies
with the provisions of sections 299A.12, subdivisions 1 and 4, and 299A.13, subdivision 1; that
the securement device is in working order; and that the securement device is not in need of
obvious repair. The inspection may include testing the use of a securement device while the
vehicle is in motion.
    Subd. 4. Certificate display and contents. A certificate furnished by the commissioner shall
be issued upon completion of inspection if the vehicle complies with the requirements set forth in
subdivision 3. The certificate shall be affixed to the lower left corner of the windshield. It shall
note compliance with this section, record the number of wheelchairs which may be simultaneously
carried in the vehicle, and note the month and year in which the next inspection is required.
    Subd. 5. When inspections required. Subsequent inspections shall be made annually. If
additional securement devices are installed in a vehicle already equipped with a securement
device, inspection is required as specified in subdivision 2.
History: 1978 c 752 s 4; 1981 c 37 s 2; 1991 c 163 s 4

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