32-15-28 Steering system requirements--Violation as petty offense.
Steering system requirements--Violation as petty offense.
No person may operate
a motor vehicle required to be registered in this state which has an unloaded weight of six thousand
pounds or less, other than a motorcycle, on a public highway unless the steering system complies
with the following requirements:
No steering components may extend below the wheel rims in their lowest position;
The steering system shall remain unobstructed when turned from lock to lock;
The steering wheel may have not less than two turns or more than six turns when turning
the road wheels from lock to lock;
When the motor vehicle is in a sharp turn at a speed between five and fifteen miles per
hour, release of the steering wheel shall result in a distinct tendency for the vehicle to
increase its turning radius;
The vehicle shall be capable of traversing a slalom type path passing alternately to the left
and right of at least four cones or markers arranged in a straight line spaced sixty feet
apart on a dry hard flat surface free from loose material, at a minimum velocity of
twenty-five miles per hour.
A violation of this section is a petty offense.
Source: SL 1977, ch 260, § 1 (1) to (4), (7); SL 1989, ch 255, § 39.