Mayor Muriel Bowser joined DC DMV Director Gabriel Robinson and Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd on November 15th to open the District’s first self-service on-board diagnostic (OBD) emissions kiosk. The ATM-style kiosk is located at the Takoma Recreation Center (300 Van Buren Street, NW) and allows District residents 24-hour access to perform their own vehicle emissions tests. The new technology includes touch-screen capability, integrated VIN barcode reader/scanner, step-by-step audio support, and many more features. The kiosk is available for vehicle model years 2005 and newer.
For vehicles that pass the self-inspection: (1) the kiosk will print a Vehicle Inspection Report and a temporary paper inspection certificate to be displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard; and (2) DC DMV will mail a two-year inspection sticker to vehicle owners. Residents with vehicles that fail the self-inspection will see a message on the OBD kiosk screen about the emissions failure, and the kiosk will print a Vehicle Inspection Report indicating the reason for the failed inspection.
Be sure to consider using the DMV’s new self-service OBD kiosk when it’s time for your next vehicle emissions test. The technology is easy to use, and you can complete your emissions test at your own convenience, 24/7!
Director Robinson recently testified before the District’s Committee on Transportation and the Environment on behalf of several bills to support the District’s Vision Zero polices and help make the streets of Washington, D.C. safer for all users. Director Robinson testified in support of the following legislation: Bill 23-293 (Cyclist Safety Campaign Amendment Act of 2019); Bill 23-412 (Ignition Interlock Program Amendment Act of 2019); and Bill 23-415 (Vision Zero Distracted Driving Amendment Act of 2019).