Sec. 25-317. Inspection of vehicles.
When the superintendent compels, by proclamation of the governor or otherwise, the owner or operator of any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer registered in Virginia and operated upon a highway within this state to submit such vehicle to an inspection of its mechanism and equipment by an official inspection station, designated for that purpose, and any such owner or operator of any such motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer operated upon the highways of this city fails to submit such motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer to such inspection or fails or refuses to correct or have corrected in accordance with the requirements of this chapter or of state law any mechanical defects found by such inspection to exist, he shall be punishable by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00). Each day during which such motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer is operated on any street or highway within the city after failure to comply with this section shall constitute a separate offense.
However, no penalty shall be imposed on any owner or operator for the operation of a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer after the expiration of a period fixed for the inspection thereof, over the most direct route between the place where such vehicle is kept or garaged and an official inspection station, for the purpose of having it inspected pursuant to a prior appointment with such station. (Code 1959, § 20-58; Ord. No. O-95-039, 2-28-95)
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