19A NCAC 03D .0538      TIRES

(a)  A vehicle shall be disapproved if:

(1)           Any tire has cuts or snags that expose the cords.

(2)           Any tire has a visible bump, bulge, or knot apparently related to tread or sidewall separation or partial failure of the tire structure including bead area.

(b)  Tire depth shall be measured by a tread depth gauge which shall be of a type calibrated in thirty-seconds of an inch.  Readings shall be taken in two adjacent tread grooves of the tire around the circumference of the tire.  Readings for a tire with a tread design that does not have two adjacent grooves near the center shall be taken at the center of the tire around the circumference of the tire.  Each tire must be completely lifted from the ground for an inspection to be performed.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20-2; 20-39; 20-183.3(7);

Eff. October 1, 1994.