A Management System for Evaluating Trailer/Motorcycle, Auto/Truck, and Rejection Receipts in the Virginia Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection Program

Report No: 79-R47

Published in 1979

About the report:

In 1974, at the request of the Department of State Police, the Research Council developed a system for management evaluation of inspection approval receipts issued under the state's periodic motor vehicle inspection program (PMVI). Implementation of this procedure permitted the State Police to sample fewer receipts than in previous evaluations and allowed for more suitable statewide inferences concerning the PMVI program. In addition to approval receipts, the Virginia inspection program also issues trailer/motorcycle and rejection receipts. This report describes an enhanced version of the original management system for approval receipts(1) as well as an evaluation system for trailer/motorcycle and rejection receipts. In addition, a procedure is outlined and software provided to implement an evaluation of stations suspected of improper inspection practices. This new management system provides for evaluation of the Virginia PMVI program at a lower cost and with greater accuracy than was previously possible.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Jerry L. Korf, Deborah Mitchell, Philip S. Harris

Last updated: January 26, 2024

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