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-DC DMV will no longer prevent DC residents from applying for a new or renewed driver license because of failing to meet the requirements of the Clean Hands Law.

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Side Guards

The following will now be required for a commercial motor vehicle inspection exceeding gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 8,501 lbs:

Section 758.1 Commercial motor vehicles registered in the District with a manufacturer’s GVWR exceeding 8,501 lbs shall be equipped with a side guard.

Note: If the side guards are not installed or not installed properly, the vehicle fails safety inspection.

For more information, please visit the DC Register.

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