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AUSTRALIAN VEHICLE STANDARDS RULES - REG 54

Tyre tread

(1) A tyre on a motor vehicle must not have cleats or other gripping devices that could damage road surfaces.

    (2)     Except at tread wear indicators, a tyre fitted to the vehicle must have a tread pattern at least 1.5 millimetres deep in a band that runs continuously:

    (a)     across:

            (i)     for a vehicle with a GVM over 4.5 tonnes — at least 75% of the tyre width that normally comes into contact with the road; or

            (ii)     for another vehicle — the tyre width that normally comes into contact with the road; and

    (b)     around the whole circumference of the tyre.

    (3)     A vehicle must not be fitted with a tyre that has been treated by recutting or regrooving the tread rubber, unless the tyre was:

    (a)     constructed with an extra thickness of rubber designed for recutting or regrooving; and

    (b)     labelled to indicate the construction.



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