Motor Vehicle Registered for Highway Use Law and Legal Definition

“A motor vehicle is registered for highway use at the time of a sale if immediately prior to the sale it is so registered under the laws of any State, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country. Where immediately prior to the sale of a motor vehicle by a dealer, the dealer is permitted under local law to operate it under a dealer's tag, license, or permit issued to him, the motor vehicle is considered to be registered for highway use in the name of the dealer at the time of the sale.” 26 CFR 301.6323(h)-1