Street Rod Association
Safety Inspection Requirements
The National Street Rod
Association® vehicle safety inspection may be voided by
modifications or deterioration of any system components. A new inspection can be
obtained at any time and is recommended if modifications are made to the vehicle
or any of its components. Certification sticker is not transferable.
INDICATOR: Speedometer or calibrated tachometer at 55 MPH.
VIEW MIRROR: One inside or outside on driver’s side of the vehicle.
Must be safety plate.
Hi-beam; low-beam; tail; brake; license.
WIPER: Electric or vacuum operated.
TRANSMISSION LOCKOUT: Neutral and/or park start only.
Minimum 3/32 tread acceptable. Must meet D.O.T. specifications.
No excessive “play” (2” radius max.) or binding; system must be
LINKAGE: Must not travel past center, return spring required.
CHECK VENT ON TRUNK AND INTERIOR MOUNTED TANKS; no clear, plastic lines allowed.
SYSTEM: NO LEAKS. Must pass rear edge of front door and exit exhaust
away from vehicle.
ROD END BEARINGS: Check for fractures, insert sloppiness or binding.
ABSORBERS: One per wheel, no leaks, 2” travel in each direction.
Four-wheel brakes, no leaks, check brake pedal travel, no copper tubing, check
length of flexible components.
No steering, suspension or chassis components should be below this line.
Should be AS-1.
PATTERN: Shift pattern should be visible except on three speed
standard column shift.
Should be safely mounted and routed.
BRAKE: Should be activated independent of vehicle’s primary
system. LINE-LOCK is not allowed.
ROD END BEARINGS: Ball should have 1/8 inch spacer on each side of the
ball if there is any misalignment. Rod ends should not have more than a 10”
misalignment. ROD ENDS and 4
BAR-PARALLEL RADIUS ROD SYSTEM rubber bushed ends should have a safety washer at
least the same diameter as the housing or larger.
LINES: Should be safely mounted and routed.
FASTENERS: Self-locking nuts, lock-washers, safety wire, or cotter
YOUR SAFETY: Fire extinguisher in driver/passenger compartment, seat
bealts, third brake light and a dual master cylinder.
Completion of the NSRA
vehicle inspection warrants only that the vehicle complies with equipment
requirements recommended by the National Street Rod Association. The National
Street Rod Association vehicle safety inspection is only advisory and is not to
be construed as an official legal clearance, and the National Street Rod
Association , its employees, officers, delegates, agents, or anyone assisting
the Association assumes no responsibility for this advisory clearance.
All requests for
safety division assistance should be directed to your division Chief Inspector.
For a listing of all NSRA Officials, consult your copy of the NSRA
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