What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? OHIO
Hi folks -
We accepted a salvage settlement of ~$1700 when our 1995 Honda Civic was damaged in a rear-end collision accident. We bought replacement parts from a salvage yard for $40 and now have a perfectly working car.
I found out today while getting the salvage title that we need to have the car inspected before we're allowed to drive it. The inspection is done by appointment only and the next available appointment isn't for another THREE WEEKS!
The best part is that the inspection DOES NOT certify the car's safety or the quality of the workmanship. It only certifies that we didn't steal the parts we used to fix the car!
We need this car -- it's my husband's only transportation to and from work. We can't go three weeks without a car that we know is perfectly safe to drive and whose parts we did not rip off the neighbor's cars.
What is the penalty if he drives it anyway? Will a cop pull him over just for that, or is it something that he/she would find out while running our plates?