CHAPTER 395

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 4503, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 4503 (j), Title 21, Delaware Code, by deleting the number and word "60,000 pounds" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "the gross weight given for the respective distance between the first and last axle of the group of axles measured longitudinally to the nearest foot as set forth in the table in Subsection (1);"

Section 2. Amend Section 4503 by deleting Subsection (I) as it now appears and inserting in lieu thereof a new Subsection (1) as follows:

(1) The total gross weight imposed on the highway by any group of two or more consecutive axles of a vehicle or of any combination of vehicles shall not exceed that given in the following table for the respective distance between the centers of the first and last axles of said two or more consecutive axles:

TABLE FOR MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHTS

Distance in feet Maximum load

between first and in pounds

last axles of any carried on

group any groups

Less than 4 feet 20,000

4 feet 36,000

5 feet 36,000

6 feet 36,000

7 feet 36,000

8 feet 36,000

9 feet 36,000

10 feet 36,000

11 feet 36,000

12 feet 36,470

13 feet 37,420

14 feet 38,360

15 feet 39,300

16 feet 40,230

17 feet 41,160

18 feet 42,080

19 feet 42,990

20 feet 43,900

21 feet 44,800

22 feet 45,700

23 feet 46,590

24 feet 47,470

25 feet 48,350

26 feet 49,220

27 feet 60,000

28 feet 60,000

29 feet 60,000

30 feet 60,500

31 feet 61,500

32 feet 62,500

33 feet 63,400

34 feet 64,400

35 feet 65,300

36 feet 66,200

37 feet 67,200

38 feet 68,100

39 feet 69,000

40 feet 70,000

41 feet 70,800

42 feet 71,700

43 feet 72,600

44 feet or more 73,280

Approved May 23, 1962.