A. Upon applying for an initial or renewal registration for a vehicle defined in this chapter, an owner shall certify that the vehicle is maintained under a preventive maintenance plan established by the Administration and the Department.
B. A vehicle may not be operated on the highways of this State unless one of the following documents is carried in or on the vehicle:
(1) A record on a form approved by the Department of the most recent inspection, including any maintenance or repair work performed; or
(2) A written certification, on a form approved by the Department, that the vehicle is maintained under a preventive maintenance plan established by the Department.
C. If the owner is a corporation, all certifications required by this chapter may be signed by a corporate officer or an individual with written power of attorney to sign for the corporation. All written powers of attorney shall be filed with the Department.
D. It shall be the responsibility of the operator to ensure that the certification required under this chapter is carried in or on the vehicle at all times.
E. If a vehicle is maintained by this State or any political subdivision of this State, the certification may be signed by a designee of the owner.