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11.13.02.00.htm 11.13.02.00. Title 11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Subtitle 13 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION ― VEHICLE EQUIPMENT Chapter 02 Pneumatic Vehicle Tires Authority: Transportation Article, §12-104(b) 22-405, 22-405.2, and 22-405.5, Annotated Code of Maryland
11.13.02.01.htm 11.13.02.01. 01 Purpose and Applicability.. A. The purpose of this chapter is to:. 1) Establish safety requirements for the sale and use of tires for vehicles operating on State highways; and2) Provide criteria to determine the safe operating condition of vehicle tires.. B. Applicability. This chapter is applicable to the sale or lease, offering for sale or lease, and use or intended use of tires on State highways.
11.13.02.02.htm 11.13.02.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "GVWR" means gross vehicle weight rating.. 2) "Highway-use vehicle" means all vehicles that are operated upon the highways of this State, except special mobile equipment not designed to move with the normal flow of traffic.3) "Tire stud" means a pin made of a material having a hardness factor approximating tungsten carbide surrounded by a casing equipped with a flanging
11.13.02.03.htm 11.13.02.03. 03 Incorporation by Reference.. A. In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference.. B. Documents Incorporated.. 1) 49 CFR §571.109, as amended;. 2) 49 CFR §571.117, as amended;. 3) 49 CFR §571.119, as amended;. 4) 49 CFR §571.139, as amended; and. 5) 49 CFR 574, as amended..
11.13.02.04.htm 11.13.02.04. 04 Sale of Tires.. A. A person, firm, or corporation may not sell, offer for sale, or distribute any new tire or any vehicle equipped with new tires for use on the highways of this State that do not comply with the applicable provisions of 49 CFR §571.109, 571.119, and 571.139 and 49 CFR 574.B. A tire manufacturer may not manufacture tires for sale or use as new tires in this State that do not comply with the applicable provisions of 49 CFR §571.109, 571.119, and
11.13.02.05.htm 11.13.02.05. 05 Use of Tires.. A person may not operate or move, or cause to be operated or moved, a highway-use vehicle upon the highways unless the vehicle is equipped with tires in safe operating condition as set forth in Regulation .08 of this chapter.
11.13.02.06.htm 11.13.02.06. 06 Enforcement Procedure.. A law enforcement officer, at any time, may stop a highway-use vehicle and inspect its tires for compliance with the provisions of these regulations. If the inspection discloses that a tire or tires of the vehicle are in violation, the officer shall issue a warning for defective equipment and mechanisms in accordance with Transportation Article, §23-104, Annotated Code of Maryland.
11.13.02.07.htm 11.13.02.07. 07 Penalties.. Each violation of Regulation .04 of this chapter is a separate violation and is a misdemeanor..
11.13.02.08.htm 11.13.02.08. 08 Tire Safety Standards.. A. A tire is considered in safe operating condition when it is not subject to rejection or considered unsafe for any of the causes listed in Regulation .09 of this chapter.B. Inspection of Tires.. 1) Tires shall be visually inspected for:. a) Bumps or bulges due to tread separation;. b) Exposed ply or cord;. c) Cord damage; and. d) Tread depth.. 2) Tread depth shall be measured with a tread depth gauge or other suitable measuring device in any
11.13.02.09.htm 11.13.02.09. 09 Unsafe Tires.. A tire is considered unsafe if it:. A. Has tread or sidewall cuts, cracks, or snags, or is otherwise damaged in such a manner as to expose body cords;B. Has any bump or bulge due to tread separation;. C. Is worn to a tread design depth of less than 2/32 of an inch or is worn to a tread design depth of less than 4/32 of an inch for tires in front wheel positions on motor vehicles with a GVWR of more than 10,000 pounds;D. Has been retreaded or
11.13.02.10.htm 11.13.02.10. 10 Studded Snow Tires.. A. The purpose of this regulation is to regulate the sale and use of studded snow tires in Maryland and to establish standards for tire studs pursuant to the authority contained in Transportation Article, §22.405.2, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. Sale and Use of Studded Snow Tires.. 1) A person may not sell or offer for sale studded snow tires in this State except in Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington counties.2) From November 1 throug
11.13.02.9999.htm 11.13.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―06 effective February 15, 1973. Regulations .07―15 effective December 1, 1973 ―. Chapter revised effective June 17, 1996 (23:12 Md. R. 871). Regulation .02B amended effective October 27, 2014 (41:21 Md. R. 1260). Regulation .03B amended effective October 27, 2014 (41:21 Md. R. 1260). Regulation .04 amended effective October 27, 2014 (41:21 Md. R. 1260). Regulation .09 amended effective October 27, 2014 (41:21 Md. R. 1260).
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