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Chapter 6.5. Motor Carrier Safety * Article 8. General Equipment Requirements Tires, Rims, and Wheels.   

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All tires, rims, and wheels used on vehicles subject to these regulations shall comply with the requirements of Article 14, Chapter 4, of this title, beginning with Section 1080, and the following provisions:

(a) Aluminum Wheels. No aluminum alloy disc wheel demountable at the hub and manufactured on or before September 30, 1955, shall be used on the front or steering axle(s) of a motor vehicle or the leading vehicle of a vehicle combination.

(b) Spare Tires. Externally mounted spare tires shall be contained and supported by tire carriers or other means specifically designed for the purpose and secured to prevent accidental release of the tires.

(c) School Bus Tires and Rims. All tires and rims used on school buses shall comply with the following requirements:

(1) All tires on a school bus shall be of the same size, except as otherwise specified on the Federal data plate or label.

(2) All Type 1 school buses shall have dual tires on the rear axle.

(3) No tire shall be permitted inside a Type 1 school bus, nor shall any tire compartment project into the passenger compartment. Spare tires shall be secured to the vehicle and shall not be placed across a window, entrance, or any exit, or in any position that may endanger the occupants.

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Vehicle Code 34508


Vehicle Code 34508

(Amended by Register 95, No. 19.)