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Chapter 570-37 TIRE CHAINS

Rule 570-37-.01 Purpose

The purpose of this regulation is to establish the type of tire chains and other traction devices which comply with O.C.G.A. § 32-6-5.

Rule 570-37-.02 Definitions

For the purposes of this Chapter,

(a) "Commissioner" shall mean the Commissioner of Public Safety of the State of Georgia.
(b) "Other Traction Devices" shall mean any device, which when in use, is affixed to or in contact with the drive wheels of a commercial vehicle and provides a level of additional traction greater than or equal to a tire chain as defined in this part.
(c) "Tire Chain" shall mean metal chains which consist of two circular metal loops, positioned on each side of a tire, connected by not less than nine evenly spaced chains across the tire tread or any other traction devices as provided for by rules and regulations of the commissioner of public safety.

Rule 570-37-.03 Standards

Any tire chain or other traction which meets the requirements as defined in this chapter shall be approved by the commissioner of public safety.