2011 -- H 5531 SUBSTITUTE A
A N A C T
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD LIMITS
Introduced By: Representatives Edwards, and Reilly
Date Introduced: March 02, 2011
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:
restriction on the
Bridge. -- (a)
It shall be unlawful to transport or operate over or
combination vehicle equipped with more than two (2) axles per unit except those listed in this
(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 and all
emergency vehicles, state vehicles, municipal vehicles, truck tractors as defined in section 31-1-4
(d) For the purposes of this section, "carrier" means and includes any company or person
who furthers their commercial or private enterprise by use of the vehicle.
(e) Any carrier operating a vehicle or combination of vehicles in violation of this section
shall be fined three thousand dollars ($3,000) for the first offense, not to exceed five thousand
dollars ($5,000) for each and every subsequent offense.
(f) Nothing in this provision shall waive or modify existing restrictions on the bridges as
defined in section 31-25-27.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on June 12, 2011, and shall be repealed effective
two (2) years subsequent to such date or upon the closure of the existing structures.