Provides that no motor vehicle repair shop shall repair a tire that would not pass New York state inspection; imposes a fine for a violation.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to tire safety
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF BILL: This proposal adds a new subdivision (d) to paragraph 35 of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law.
JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would prohibit a tire repair from being made to a tire that would not pass the New York State motor vehicle inspection. Improper tire repairs pose a safety risk to motorists. Repairing a tire that would not pass a New York State motor vehicle inspection would greatly increase the risk of tire failure. Improperly repaired tires can fail while in service, which may result in a vehicle crash and cause serious personal injury or death.
A tire will fail a New York State motor vehicle inspection if the tread is worn to less than 2/32 of an inch, the tire has a fabric break or a cut in excess of one inch in any direction and is deep enough to reach the body cords, the tire has visible bumps, bulges or knows, the tire has any portion of the ply or cord structure exposed or the tire is marked for specific non-highway uses. In any case, a tire will only fail an inspection if it is a badly damaged tire that should not be driven on for safety reasons. If a person attempts to repair a tire that would not pass inspection, it is in the best interest of public safety to not allow a tire repair to be performed.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4820 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 25, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to tire safety THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 35 of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows: (D) NO MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR SHOP AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT-B OF THIS TITLE SHALL REPAIR A TIRE THAT WOULD NOT PASS NEW YORK STATE MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION AS REQUIRED UNDER ARTICLE FIVE OF THIS TITLE. ANY VIOLATION OF THE PROVISION OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL CONSTITUTE AN OFFENSE AND SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A CIVIL FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH OFFENSE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10568-01-3