Law & Order

Maine Proposal Would Remove Restrictions on Tire Size

Legislation has been introduced in the Maine State Senate to remove a provision in the law that requires that the overall diameter of motor vehicle tires be within 2 in. of the sizes recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. The Maine Motor Vehicle Inspection Manual already requires a vehicle to fail inspection if a tire contacts any part of the body of the vehicle. This bill provides that a vehicle must still comply with applicable frame height requirements which vary according to gross vehicle weight rating. Because tire size will affect frame height, frame height limits can already effectively regulate against inappropriate tire size. 

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