15 CRR-NY 57.2NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 15. DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER I. REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER
SUBCHAPTER D. EQUIPMENT
PART 57. TRAILER HITCHES
15 CRR-NY 57.2
15 CRR-NY 57.2
57.2 Definitions.
(a) Chain attaching means means the bolt, hook, pin, hole, eye, clevis, bracket, bar or any other device mounted on and used for anchoring or attaching safety chains to the towed or towing vehicle or hitch.
(b) Coupling means that part of the primary connecting system normally mounted on the trailer, such as a socket, by which the connection is actually made and including the supporting attachment to the trailer frame.
(c) Hitch means that part of the primary connecting system normally mounted on the towing vehicle, such as a ball, and including the supporting platform and those components that extend and are attached to the towing vehicle.
(d) Primary connecting system means the combination of devices and their attaching structures that are normally utilized during towing operations. This includes but is not limited to the ball-and-socket type of connecting or draft means. Note this does not include a safety chain, which is part of a secondary system normally utilized only upon failure of the primary connection.
(e) Safety chains means flexible tension members connected from the front portion of the towed vehicle to the rear portion of the towing vehicle for the purpose of retaining connection between towed and towing vehicles in the event of failure of the connection provided by the primary connecting system. The term safety chains includes not only chains, cable or wire ropes, or equivalent flexible member, but also any splice clamp, socket, snap, eye, ring, thimble, pin, or other fastening device or forming method which is part of the assembly of any such flexible tension member.
(f) Maximum gross trailer weight means the weight of the trailer plus the weight of cargo, consumables and equipment added.
(g) Gross vehicle weight rating means the maximum design scale weight of a towed vehicle when underway. For trailers, this includes maximum design loading for cargo, consumables and equipment.
(h) Tables 1, 2, 3 and 4 and figures 1, 2 and 3 referred to in this Part are contained in section 57.5.
15 CRR-NY 57.2
Current through November 30, 2023
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