Law & Order

Bill to Remove Restrictions on Tire Size to Be Considered in Maine, Wednesday, February 6

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Legislation 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 will be considered by the Joint Transportation Committee, Wednesday, February 6, 2013. If you have not yet contacted committee members to voice your support, now is the time to do so.

The Maine Motor Vehicle Inspection Manual already requires that a vehicle fail inspection if a tire contacts any part of the body of the vehicle. This bill also provides that a vehicle must still comply with applicable frame height requirements, which vary according to gross vehicle weight rating. 

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at