Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)

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     AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 9-13-2-154.8; (08)HE1243.1.1. -->
    SECTION 1. IC 9-13-2-154.8 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 154.8. "Retractable tire studs", for purposes of IC 9-19-18, means tire studs that:
        (1) are capable of being retracted; and
        (2) otherwise satisfy the requirements of IC 9-19-18-3(d).

SOURCE: IC 9-19-18-3; (08)HE1243.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-19-18-3, AS AMENDED BY P.L.210-2005, SECTION 30, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 3. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) through (d), (e), a tire on a vehicle moved on a highway may not have on the tire's periphery a block, stud, flange, cleat, or spike or any other protuberance of any material other than rubber that projects beyond the tread of the traction surface of the tire.
    (b) Implements of agriculture may use tires having protuberances that will not injure the highway.
    (c) Tire chains of reasonable proportions may be used upon a vehicle when required for safety because of snow, ice, or other conditions tending to cause a vehicle to skid.
    (d) From October 1 to the following May 1, a vehicle may use tires in which have been inserted ice grips or tire studs, including retractable tire studs, that:
        (1) are
of wear-resisting material;
        (2) are
installed in a manner that provides resiliency upon contact with the road; with
         (3) have projections that do not exceed three thirty-seconds (3/32) of an inch beyond the tread of the traction surface of the tire; and
         (4) are constructed to prevent any appreciable damage to the road surface.
     (e) Notwithstanding subsection (d), a vehicle may be equipped year-round with tires that have retractable tire studs if the tire studs remain retracted from May 2 to September 30 of each year.

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