The New York State inspection checklist is important to have because it assures that all of the vehicles registered in the state are up to code and safe to operate on the road. The checklist covers a wide range of items, from the condition of the vehicle’s brakes and tires to its lighting system and exhaust. Having a current and complete inspection sticker on your vehicle lets law enforcement know that it has been checked for safety, and can help you avoid costly fines if you are pulled over.