A driver update software for Mercedes Benz’s S-class sedan in Raleigh, North Carolina, may be required to meet a state law requiring vehicles to be inspected by the state for safety violations.
The state requires that drivers pass a physical and a safety inspection, and if there are any safety violations, a mandatory driver inspection must be conducted within 30 days.
It is not clear if that means drivers must pass the inspection before driving or driving after having undergone the inspection.
The State Highway Patrol confirmed Friday that the inspection requirement was in place in Raleigh and it would likely require drivers to pass the test before driving in the city.
The agency did not have information about whether the requirement would be implemented across the state.
A report released last month by the Department of Motor Vehicles said about 40 percent of drivers tested for potential safety violations failed the physical and safety inspections.
The law requires inspection results to be available online to owners of vehicles that were last inspected before June 30, 2019, and to be submitted to the DMV within five business days.