Can a cop in Florida issue me a citation for a lack of a safety inspection if my car is registered from out of state?

I have a vehicle from Massachusetts that won't pass a new safety inspection. I'm planning to buy a new car, but I'm taking a road trip to Florida for one last hoorah. Can a Florida cop issue me a citation for this?

Answer
No, a Florida cop will not issue a citation for a lack of a safety inspection for numerous reasons.
First, Florida doesn’t require a safety inspection, so the lack of an inspection becomes moot. Second, Florida won’t have any records from Massachusetts, as safety inspections aren’t attached to things like car insurance, title, and registration.
If you’re planning on buying a new car, this should get you past the safety inspection or any emissions test that may be required.
You’ll also need to insure your new vehicle, so find the coverage you need at the price you want with Jerry. Jerry will compare quotes from up to 50 providers in minutes. Once you make your choice, Jerry will take care of all of the paperwork for you!
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Answered on Oct 29, 2021
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