Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)
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HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1243
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)
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:
of wear-resisting material;
installed in a manner that provides resiliency upon contact
with the road;
projections that do not exceed three thirty-seconds (3/32)
of an inch beyond the tread of the traction surface of the tire; and
constructed to prevent any appreciable damage to the road
(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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