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Title: Passenger Vehicle Identification Manual, 1981
Corporate Author: National Automobile Theft Bureau
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 182
Sponsoring Agency: National Automobile Theft Bureau
Palos Hills, IL 60465
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Station Distributing House
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Station Distributing House
P.O. Box 267
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Vehicle identification number (VIN) information is presented by model for both domestic and foreign passenger automobiles, motorcycles, boats, and snowmobiles, as is other identification information.
Abstract: Assembled especially for law enforcement officers dealing with stolen vehicles, this manual also provides a summary of motor laws and regulations for the United States and Canada by State or Province. Also included is information on certificate of title and registration requirements, on the existence of license plate directories and stolen-car and vehicle-number files, and on minimum ages for driver's and chauffeur's licenses. Also covered are requirements for proof of automobile ownership, the assignment of vehicle identification numbers, inspection stickers, and the existence of financial responsibility laws. Motor vehicle enforcement and administrative agencies and administrators are identified. Instructions for the interpretation of vehicle identification numbers in domestic and imported vehicles are also provided; photographs of sample numbers are included. Other sections are concerned with the location of identification number plates and engine and transmission identification (domestic vehicles only). Identification numbers on motorcycles, boats, and snowmobiles are reviewed, and diagrams illustrate various boat types, hull shapes, and types of boat propulsion. A directory of National Automobile Theft Bureaus is included, and a review of shipping records present at the bureaus is provided.
Index Term(s): Automobiles; Motorcycles; Reference materials; Vehicle identification; Vehicle identification numbers
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