Vehicle Inspections

Taxicab Vehicle Inspectors

Taxicab Vehicle Inspectors inspect taxicabs for compliance with applicable federal and State laws, rules and regulations including mechanical and emission control standards, rate displays, taximeter accuracy, radio equipment, appearance, and other elements as required.

Coordinate with taxicab companies' owners and shop supervisors to schedule quarterly inspections for all assigned vehicles; inform companies about changes to laws, rules and regulations regarding equipment standards; explain reasons for notices of violation and out-of-service notices.

Visually observe condition of tires, glass, exterior and interior for dents in body and rips in upholstery, lights, cleanliness, and numbers and lettering pertaining to the company and taxicab. Inspect taxicab under hood and under carriage after placed on hoist. Test-drive vehicles through a measured mile to test taximeter accuracy, brakes, steering, engine, drive train, structural soundness and noise, speedometer and odometer condition and accuracy as required by the Nevada Administrative Code.

Inspect taxicab vehicles to ensure they are safe to operate, and that the front suspension system, engine, transmission and drive train, including mounts, are in good repair and proper working order. Verify the presence of an air filter or adequate flame arrester covering the carburetor air intake. Verify that brake linings are sufficiently thick to prevent the metal portion of brake shoes or pads from coming in contact with brake drum or disk. Ensure that engines do not die, miss, backfire, or show noticeable loss of power during normal operation; the engine, transmission, drive train or accessories do not emit loud noises; the vehicle does not pull to one side or drift under normal driving conditions, and does not pull to one side or lock wheels under normal braking conditions; there are no noticeable fluid leaks; and the engine does not emit excessive smoke from the exhaust or crankcase. Verify the presence and reasonable efficiency of required heating and air conditioning systems. Ensure the safety of alternate fuel systems and other after-market equipment installed by taxicab companies.