2017 Session Laws

CHAPTER 142

(HB 1030)

Motor vehicle size and weight restrictions updated.


        ENTITLED, An Act to implement certain vehicle size and weight provisions required by federal law.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

    Section 1. That § 32-22-62 be amended to read:

    32-22-62. Any tow truck or wrecker, as defined by § 32-17-10, when moving any damaged, disabled, or abandoned vehicle from any highway emergency to the first point of unloading shall be is exempt from the weight, width, height, and length restrictions of imposed by this chapter. However, the weight of such combination of vehicles may not exceed by more than ten percent the maximum weight allowed by §§ 32-22-16 and 32-22-16.1. The combination of vehicles may not exceed the posted weight limits of any bridge. This section applies only to a tow truck or wrecker located within a two hundred mile radius of the operator's principal place of business.

    Any tow truck or wrecker found to be in excess of the ten percent weight allowance provided pursuant to this section shall be issued an overweight permit, without enforcement action, based on the established criteria for issuance of overweight permits.

    Section 2. That chapter 32-22 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    Notwithstanding the length restrictions in § 32-22-8.1, a stinger-steered automobile transport may not extend more than four feet beyond the front bumper, bed, or body of the vehicle or six feet beyond the rear bumper, bed, or body of the vehicle.

    Section 3. That chapter 32-22 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    Notwithstanding the length restrictions in § 32-22-12.1, a combination of vehicles consisting of a towing motor vehicle and two trailers or semitrailers transporting light duty and medium duty trailers constituting inventory property of a manufacturer, distributor, or dealer of such trailers for commercial delivery may not exceed eighty-two feet in length. The gross weight of the combination of vehicles may not exceed twenty-six thousand pounds. Neither the power unit nor the trailers or semitrailers may transport any additional property for delivery when used for this purpose.

     Signed February 22, 2017
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