Re: emergency door access for state inspection in va
i found the following that relates to "doors" in the virginia MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTION RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Inspect for and reject if:
1. If each door located at the left and right side of the driver's seat is not equipped with an opening device similar to that installed by vehicle manufacturers that will permit the opening of the door from the outside and inside of the vehicle.
NOTE: A door opening device on customized vehicles may be converted to either a remote, push button or other similar opening switch.
2. If each door located to the left and right side of the driver's seat is not equipped with a latching system similar to that installed by vehicle manufacturers which will hold the door in its proper closed position.
§ 46.2-1165 of the Code of Virginia.
Derived from VR545-01-07 § 25, eff. May 1, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 8, eff. February 9, 1994; Volume 12, Issue 21, eff. August 7, 1996; Volume 21, Issue 4, eff. September 22, 2004.