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.
Pink Slip Inspection
This is a safety inspection report that proves your car is roadworthy. All vehicles more than three years old require a safety inspection as a condition of registration renewal. Your registration renewal notice will advise you if your vehicle needs an inspection. To get the pink slip, you need to take your vehicle to an Authorised Inspection Station (AIS).
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 Inspection
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.