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DMV Unable to Process CDL Transactions this Friday, July 3, 2015

CRANSTON, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles today announced that the Commercial Driver's License Information System, the federal computer system for commercial driver's licenses, will be down for required maintenance on Friday, July 3, 2015.

This maintenance will impact those Rhode Islanders who wish to process any commercial driver's license transactions on Friday, July 3, 2015. This will NOT affect regular driver's licenses - only commercial driver's licenses.

It is recommend that anyone needing to process a commercial driver's license transaction this week visit the DMV prior to Friday, July 3rd.

Also, as a reminder, the DMV is closed on Monday, July 6, 2015 in observance of the State Holiday but will reopen for regular business in all departments on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
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Safety & Emissions

The goal of the Rhode Island Vehicle Inspection program is to ensure that the vehicles operating on the Rhode Island roadways are safe and environmentally clean. The regulations are designed to prevent continued use of defective emissions and safety equipment so that at least one time during the required inspection cycle a vehicle is inspected by qualified personnel to ascertain that the vehicle is properly equipped for continued use.

All newly registered vehicles (except new vehicles) must have a valid Rhode Island inspection certificate (sticker) or pass a Safety and Emissions inspection within 5 days of registration. Failure to comply may result in registration suspension until such time as the vehicle is brought into compliance.

All inspections are conducted in accordance with the state's Official Manual for Motor Vehicle Inspection.

More information about Rhode Island's vehicle inspection program is available at the Rhode Island Emissions and Safety Testing web site.