Chapter 381

Chapter 381

2003 -- S 0961 AS AMENDED

Enacted 07/23/03

 

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.

     

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