2023 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 14 - Motor Vehicles. Use of the Highway by Vehicles. Gasoline
Chapter 246 - Motor Vehicles
Section 14-98. - Tires.

Universal Citation: CT Gen Stat § 14-98. (2023)

Each vehicle operated upon any highway or bridge shall be equipped with tires of rubber, or other elastic substance, approved by the commissioner, and the wheels shall be so constructed that no metal part of the wheel or tire may be in contact with the surface of the road at any time when such vehicle is in motion upon the highway, except such vehicle may be equipped with tires incorporating a metal nonskid device during the period from November fifteenth to April thirtieth, inclusive. Nothing in this section shall apply to authorized emergency vehicles, to road-making machinery in use in the repair or construction of highways or to a tractor used in agricultural pursuits when necessarily traversing a highway or bridge for the purpose of access to agricultural lands, or to a truck, tractor, trailer or semitrailer for which a permit has been granted by the Commissioner of Transportation. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, for a first offense, be deemed to have committed an infraction, and for a subsequent offense shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars.

(1949 Rev., S. 2445; 1969, P.A. 446, S. 1; 768, S. 139; 1971, P.A. 496, S. 1; P.A. 76-145, S. 1, 2; P.A. 78-161; P.A. 82-223, S. 12; P.A. 83-577, S. 18; P.A. 84-197, S. 4; 84-429, S. 60.)

History: 1969 acts deleted provisions limiting weight on wheels and setting forth tire specifications, excluded from provisions road-making machinery, agricultural tractors and trucks, tractors, trailers and semitrailers operating under permit issued by highway commissioner and later replaced highway commissioner with commissioner of transportation; 1971 act excluded from provisions emergency vehicles defined by Sec. 14-1a and limited use of studded tires to period from October fifteenth to April fifteenth; P.A. 76-145 added provisions further restricting use of studded tires and prohibited their sale after February 1, 1977; P.A. 78-161 deleted previous provisions re studded tires and allowed their use during period between November fifteenth and April first; P.A. 82-223 specified that the commission of a first offense constituted an infraction, and established a minimum fine of $25 and lowered the maximum fine from $100 to $90 for such first offense; P.A. 83-577 deleted the provision specifying the fine for an infraction is not less than $25 nor more than $90; P.A. 84-197 extended the ending date of the period of use of studded tires from April first to the thirtieth; P.A. 84-429 made technical changes for statutory consistency.

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