Prohibited acts concerning size or weight of vehicle
- special permit
1.Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person shall not drive, move, stop or park any vehicle or combination of vehicles, and an owner shall not cause or knowingly permit any vehicle or combination of vehicles to be driven, moved, stopped or parked, on any highway if the vehicle or combination of vehicles exceeds in size or weight or gross loaded weight the maximum limitation specified by law for that size, weight and gross loaded weight unless the person or owner is authorized to drive, move, stop or park the vehicle or combination of vehicles by a special permit issued by the proper public authority.
2.If the Department of Transportation or a local law enforcement agency determines that an emergency exists, the Department or the local law enforcement agency may authorize a person to drive, move, stop or park a vehicle or combination of vehicles without obtaining a special permit pursuant to subsection 1. Such an authorization may be given orally and may, if requested by a local law enforcement agency or a public safety agency, include driving or moving the vehicle or combination of vehicles to and from the site of the emergency. If a person receives such an authorization, the person shall, on the next business day after receiving the authorization, obtain a special permit pursuant to subsection 1.
3.This section does not apply to:
(a)Fire apparatus, highway machinery, snowplows or other emergency vehicles temporarily moved upon a highway.
(b)An implement of husbandry temporarily moved upon a highway other than an interstate highway or a controlled-access highway.
(c)A covered heavy-duty tow and recovery vehicle moved upon a highway to remove a disabled heavy vehicle from the highway or the shoulder of the highway to the nearest appropriate repair facility or other safe location where the load may be divided.
4.As used in this section:
(a)“Covered heavy-duty tow and recovery vehicle” has the meaning ascribed to it in 23 U.S.C. § 127.
(b)“Emergency vehicle” has the meaning ascribed to it in 23 U.S.C. § 127.
Section 484D.600 — Prohibited acts concerning size or weight of vehicle; special permit; emergencies; exceptions.,