Roadworthiness or streetworthiness is a property or ability of a car, bus, truck or any kind of automobile to be in a suitable operating condition or meeting acceptable standards for safe driving and transport of people, baggage or cargo in roads or streets, being therefore street-legal.
Certificate of Roadworthiness
A Certificate of Roadworthiness (also known as a‘roadworthy’or‘RWC’) shows that your vehicle is safe enough to be used on public roads. A roadworthy is required in the selling of a vehicle. And when it's being re-registered, and to clear some problematic notices.
The roadworthy inspection is designed to check the vehicle to make sure that its important auto parts are in a good (not top) condition that is enough for safe road use. It includes:
- wheels and tyres
- steering, suspensions and braking systems
- seats and seatbelts
- lights and reflectors
- windscreen, and windows including front wipers and washers
- vehicle structure
- other safety related items on the body, chassis or engine
- Street-legal vehicle
- Guide to maintaining roadworthiness. Commercial goods and passenger vehicles. PDF file available on the site of BusinessLink, United Kingdom Government. (visited on March 08, 2011)
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