2003 -- S 0961 AS AMENDED
A N A C T
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD LIMITS
Introduced By: Senators Parella, Bates, and Felag
Date Introduced: March 25, 2003
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 31-25 of the General Laws entitled "Size, Weight, and Load
Limits" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
31-25-27.2. Weight restrictions on Route 114 -- Bristol. – (a) No commercial motor
truck or tractor with a gross weight exceeding four (4) tons, except those listed in this section,
shall be allowed to travel on Route 114 (Hope Street and Ferry Road) between Gooding Avenue
and Route 136.
(b) The director of the department of transportation is directed to post signs to limit
access as prescribed in subsection (a) of this section.
(c) The following vehicles shall be exempt from the provisions of this section: any
commercial vehicle whose destination is anywhere, either on or off the routes stated in subsection
(a) of this section; any and all emergency vehicles, state vehicles, municipal vehicles, public
transit vehicles, marked school administration vehicles, and vehicles participating in the annual
4th of July parade or other civic parades.
(d) Any commercial registered motor truck or tractor with a gross weight exceeding four
(4) tons, shall be prohibited from traveling the routes stated in subsection (a) as a through route.
Signs will be posted by the department of transportation stating "Local Deliveries Only -- No
Through Trucking -- 4 Ton Weight Limit."
(e) Violations of this section shall be a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00) for the first offense,
not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) for each and every subsequent offense.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.