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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 28. Motor Vehicles
- Chapter 5. Administration
- Section 81. Approval of Vehicle Equipment.
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AS 28.05.081. Approval of Vehicle Equipment.
- (a) When the commissioner has reason to believe that vehicle equipment being sold commercially in the state does not
comply with the requirements of this title or regulations adopted under this title or other statutes and regulations,
the commissioner may, after giving 30 days notice to the person holding the certificate of approval for the equipment
in this state, conduct a hearing upon the question of compliance of the equipment. After the hearing, the commissioner
shall determine whether the equipment is in compliance. If the equipment is not in compliance with the law, the
commissioner shall give notice of that fact to the person holding the certificate of approval for the equipment in this
- (b) If, at the end of 90 days after the notice of noncompliance given under (a) of this section, the person holding the
certificate of approval for the vehicle equipment has failed to satisfy the commissioner that the equipment as sold
after the 90 days is in compliance with the law, the commissioner shall suspend or revoke the approval issued for the
equipment until the equipment is resubmitted to, and retested by, a testing agency approved by the commissioner and is
found to be in compliance with the law. The commissioner may, at the time of retest, purchase in the open market and
submit to the testing agency one or more sets of the equipment. If the equipment upon retest fails to comply with the
law, the commissioner may refuse to renew the certificate of approval of the equipment.
- (c) After January 1, 1978, a motorcycle helmet may not be manufactured or sold in this state that does not conform to
standards established in regulations adopted by the commissioner. These regulations must provide for helmets that allow
normal peripheral vision and hearing and minimize neck injuries to the wearer potentially caused by the helmet. For the
purposes of this section and AS 28.05.011
(a)(2), a motorcycle helmet is considered to be vehicle equipment.
- (d) In this section, "commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.
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