2023 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 14 - Motor Vehicles. Use of the Highway by Vehicles. Gasoline
Chapter 246 - Motor Vehicles
Section 14-98a. - Tires to be in safe operating condition.

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

No person shall operate a motor vehicle or trailer upon the public highways unless such motor vehicle or trailer is equipped with tires, in safe operating condition, that conform to the standards set forth in 49 CFR 571.109, as amended from time to time, and if applicable, to section 14-163c. Any law enforcement officer, at any time, upon reasonable cause to believe that the tires of a vehicle are unsafe or it is equipped with tires in violation of the provision of this section, may require the operator of such vehicle to stop and submit the tires of such vehicle to an inspection. If the inspection discloses the vehicle to be in violation, the officer may issue a summons for such violation. Operation of a motor vehicle or, as owner permitting the operation of a motor vehicle in violation of any provision of this section shall be an infraction.

(1967, P.A. 881; P.A. 75-577, S. 55, 126; P.A. 98-182, S. 2, 22; P.A. 14-187, S. 40.)

History: P.A. 75-577 replaced provision for $50 maximum fine with statement that violation is an infraction; P.A. 98-182 deleted motor vehicles used exclusively for farming purposes from exemption, effective July 1, 1998; P.A. 14-187 deleted provisions re commissioner to approve requirements, re commissioner to establish safety standards for tires and re exemption for certain agricultural machines and tractors, and added provision re requirements to conform to standards in 49 CFR 571.09 and Sec. 14-163c, effective July 1, 2014.

Cited. 41 CA 664; 46 CA 633.

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