Driving an unregistered vehicle is a serious offence that can have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences. It’s a scary thought when you think about what could happen if your vehicle is unregistered.
Making sure cars are roadworthy is a big part of the registration system. It’s also about protecting people – every vehicle must be registered to be covered by compulsory third party insurance. This insurance makes sure that everyone is covered for personal injury if someone is hurt in a crash.
Here’s the rundown on what the different roadworthiness inspections, and how to make sure you’re covered.
Car Pre-purchase Inspections
This is a fully comprehensive inspection report which includes a complete check of the vehicle. The inspection involves a thorough jacked up examination of all mechanical components and also the bodywork, paintwork and under structure, for evidence of any damage or unsatisfactory repair work.
The interior and electrical components are checked and the vehicle’s electronic control unit checked for any fault codes followed by a road test. If you are buying a second hand car and don’t want to be stuck with a lemon then why not give us a call today!
What is a Green Slip?
A Green Slip is an insurance policy linked to your vehicle that provides cover for compulsory third party (CTP) personal injury insurance when you or the person driving your vehicle is the driver at fault in an accident, and in certain circumstances regardless of who was at fault.
CTP Insurance is compulsory, and must be taken out when registering a motor vehicle. Wherever you live in New South Wales, your Green Slip will only cover your vehicle if it is registered. If it is not registered you may be personally liable for any injuries you cause in a motor vehicle accident.
Australia wide, 24 hours a day, your CTP insurance covers:
- Your passengers
- Other road users, such as drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, motor cyclists and pillion passengers
- Injuries caused through the use of a trailer
Pink Slip Inspection – We are your Registration Inspection Station
This is a safety inspection report that proves your car is roadworthy. All vehicles more than threeyears old require a safety inspection as a condition of registr ation renewal.
This is a pink slip that has been sent to the RTA electronically. This allows you to renew your rego online or by phone. You must visit an e-Safety Check Inspection Station to get your e-Safety Check.
Blue Slip Inspections
A blue slip is an unregistered vehicle safety inspection report, issued by an AUVIS, which proves a vehicle has passed the required roadworthiness, design and identity standards.
This is used:
- To establish an unregistered vehicle registration.
- When an interstate vehicle is registered in NSW for the first time
- Second-hand vehicles (including interstate and imported vehicles) may be selected for an additional inspection by the RTA’s specialised vehicle identity unit.
An inspection report rejection slip. It details the repairs required before a vehicle can be registered. Once the repairs are carried out and you have the vehicle re-inspected, the vehicle will receive a pink or blue slip.
Driving an unregistered vehicle attracts on-the-spot fines ($1007 for driving uninsured and unregistered) and four demerit points. If the matter goes to court, the court can impose fines of up to $2200 for driving unregistered and $5500 for driving uninsured..