CHAPTER 191

INCREASING OVERALL HEIGHTS OF MOTOR VEHICLES

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953, RELATING TO "MOTOR VEHICLES" BY INCREASING THE OVERALL HEIGHT OF AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORTS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 4502, Title 21, Delaware Code of 1953, is amended by striking out all of subsection (b) thereof and substituting the following:

(b) No vehicle, unladen or with load, shall exceed a height of 12' 6", except automobile transports, unladen or with load, shall be allowed an overall height not exceeding 13' 6".

Neither the State of Delaware, any agency or subdivision thereof, nor any person, firm or corporation, shall be required to raise, alter, construct or reconstruct any under pass, wire, pole, trestle or other structure to permit the passage of any vehicle having a height, unladen or with load, in excess of 12' 6".

The liability for damage to any structure caused by any vehicle having a height in excess of 12' 6" shall be borne by the owner of the vehicle.

The term "automobile transport" as used, shall be restricted only to vehicles engaged exclusively in transporting automobiles, trucks and commercial vehicles.

All automobile transports, interstate or intrastate, shall be insured against personal injury loss and property damage loss in keeping with the requirements of the Interstate Commerce Commission relating to interstate automobile transport carriers.

Approved June 26, 1953.