A. If at any time there is reasonable cause to believe that a vehicle is unsafe or is not equipped as required by law or that a vehicle’s equipment is not in proper adjustment or repair, the superintendent of the highway patrol, members of the highway patrol, other officers and employees of the department of public safety as the director may designate and any peace officer may require the driver of the vehicle to stop and submit the vehicle to an inspection and such test with reference to the inspection as may be appropriate.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 28-982

  • Department: means the department of transportation acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Director: means the director of the department of transportation. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Driver: means a person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • highway: means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way if a part of the way is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • State: means a state of the United States and the District of Columbia. See Arizona Laws 28-101

B. If the vehicle is in an unsafe condition or any required part or equipment is not present or is not in proper repair and adjustment, the officer shall give a written notice to the driver. The officer’s department shall retain the original of the notice. The notice shall state:

1. That the vehicle is required to be placed in safe condition and that the vehicle’s equipment is required to be properly repaired and adjusted.

2. The particulars with reference to the requirements provided in paragraph 1.

3. That a certificate of correction or adjustment of illegal or faulty equipment shall be obtained within five days.

C. The director of the department of public safety shall prescribe the form of the notice required by this section.