Instructions:

Enter a three letter abbreviation indicating the type of vehicle registration.

Definition:

Indicates the type of vehicle registration and associated plate, based on vehicle type and usage.

Rationale:

This element is critical in providing linkage between the crash and motor vehicle registration files in order to access the motor vehicle identification number.

CodeDefinition
PANPassenger: Normal
PARPassenger: Reserved
PASPassenger: Specialty (Antique, Veteran, Environmental, Sports, Spay & Neuter, Breast Cancer, United We Stand, etc.)
PAVPassenger: Vanity
PAYPassenger: Year of Manufacture (Antique plate with year stamped; AN gets added to the beginning of plate number on registration)
CONCommercial: Normal (Plates starting with SR are for snow removal; HR for hearse)
CORCommercial: Reserved
COVCommercial: Vanity
MCNMotorcycle: Normal
MCRMotorcycle: Reserved
MCSMotorcycle: Specialty
MCVMotorcycle: Vanity
AHNCamper: Normal
AHRCamper: Reserved
AHVCamper: Vanity
AMNAmbulance: Normal (includes Animal Ambulance)
AMRAmbulance: Reserved
LVNLivery: Normal
LVRLivery: Reserved
LVVLivery: Vanity
SPNSchool Pupil: Normal
TANTaxi: Normal
TARTaxi: Reserved
TRNTrailer: Normal (not used on Camper trailers)
TRRTrailer: Reserved
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Data Quality Audit Results

Report TypeAcceptableInconsistentInvalidEmpty
Local Police (electronic)61198.9%50.8%20.3%
Local Police (paper)62498.0%91.4%20.3%20.3%
State Police (electronic)60597.3%101.6%71.1%
Total184098.0%241.3%20.1%110.6%