11.14.05.08

.08 Fenders.

Fender inspection shall include condition, mounting, and coverage of wheels and tires. If the body or fenders of the vehicle do not provide coverage, the vehicle shall then be equipped with suitable metal protectors or substantial flexible flaps behind the rearmost wheels of the vehicle. This section does not apply to pole trailers or other vehicles where the construction is such that complete freedom around the wheel area is necessary to secure the designed use of the vehicle.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
A. Fenders shall be securely attached to the vehicle and inspected for tears, sharp or jagged edges, sufficient coverage of the wheel and tire to the side and to the front and rear of tires and wheels. Fenders may be extended outward to compensate for tire or wheel changes provided the extensions:
(1) Provide required coverage of wheels and tires;
(2) Are constructed of substantial materials;
(3) Are securely attached to the fenders;
(4) Have all edges rolled to eliminate sharp or jagged edges;
(5) Do not contact tires during different vehicle attitudes.
A.
(1) Fender has tears, sharp or jagged edges.
(2) Fender is not securely attached to vehicle.
(3) Fender does not extend outward enough to cover the top of the wheel band tire.
(4) The rear of the rearmost fenders do not extend downward to the horizontal centerline of the wheel.
(5) Front of all fenders do not extend forward from the vertical centerline of the wheel to at least a 45-degree angle of the horizontal centerline.
(6) Fender is missing.
(7) The vehicle is not equipped with flaps behind the rearmost wheels when required.