DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
.08 Fenders and Flaps
A. Fender inspection shall include condition, mounting, and coverage of wheels and Rear fenders are defined as the rear quarter panel of vehicle from the rearmost door opening rearward and from the window or trunk, or both, opening downward to the extreme bottom edge.
(1) Fenders shall be securely attached to the vehicle and inspected for tears, sharp or jagged edges sufficient coverage of the wheel and tire both from the body outward and to the front and rear of tires and Fenders may be extended outward to compensate for tire or wheel changes provided the extensions:
- Provide required coverage of wheels and tires;
- Are constructed of substantial materials;
- Are securely attached to the body;
- Have all edges rolled to eliminate sharp or jagged edges;
- Do not contact tires during different vehicle attitudes;
- If the bed of a light truck has been changed and a rear fender is impractical, the vehicle shall be equipped with flaps behind the rear wheels and tires of the vehicle and extending at least to the horizontal centerline of the wheels.
Reject Vehicle If:
- Fenders have tears, sharp, or jagged A mere hole in a fender is not cause for rejection. However, any hole in a fender which will allow exhaust fumes to enter the occupant compartment or is such that jagged or sharp edges present a hazard to a pedestrian or passenger is cause for rejection.
- Fenders are not securely fastened to the body.
- Fender does not extend outward from the body to cover the top of wheel and tire.
- The rear of all fenders do not extend downward to the horizontal centerline of the wheel.
- Fronts of all fenders do not extend forward from the vertical centerline of the wheel to at least within a 45-degree angle of the horizontal centerline.
- Fenders have been extended downward to compensate for suspension modifications.
- Fenders are missing.
- Flaps do not cover the width of the wheels and tires or do not extend at least to the horizontal centerline of the wheels.
Effective as of February 1, 2012