Every vehicle…except a motorcycle, operated on a highway shall be equipped with a parking brake system adequate to hold the vehicle…on any grade on which it is operated, under all conditions of loading, on a surface free of ice or snow. The system shall not be designed to require a continuous or intermittent source of energy for full effectiveness after initial application. (Title 75 Pa C.S. § 4502)
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicle website (www.dmv.pa.gov), Pennsylvania requires vehicle safety inspections to ensure that vehicles are maintained for their safe operation. The reasoning behind this state mandated vehicle inspection is that it can prevent highway vehicle failure and crashes that may result in injuries or death. Let’s discover the most important aspects of the requirements to make sure your car passes the inspection!