NH DMV Changes Motor Vehicle Inspection Sticker and Location

by George Koch III

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles announced today that starting October 1st inspection stickers will be affixed to the lower, driver side corner of a vehicle’s windshield. This change was prompted by many newer model vehicles being equipped with crash avoidance technology located in the area where inspection stickers are currently affixed.

The DMV has also redesigned the existing sticker in order to improve the current inspection sticker issuance process. The new inspection stickers will have both the month and year of expiration printed on them and will contain several new security features including a hologram backer. Certain vehicles, such as motorcycles, will continue to utilize the current inspection stickers.

“The DMV is excited about the upcoming changes,” DMV Director Elizabeth Bielecki said. “By taking advantage of available technology, we are able to gain significant improvements to the vehicle inspection process.”

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As you can see from the above images provided by the NH DVM, the location of the state inspection sticker moves to the bottom left drivers side corner of the vehicle’s windshield. Additionally the sticker itself has both the month and year for the expiration along with additional security measures.

It should be noted that some of the public feedback has suggested that the location may cause issues being on the drivers side of the windshield, whereas other states have the sticker on the passenger side of the windshield.

Categories: News, PSA

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