CHAPTER 18

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 45, TITLE 21, AS AMENDED, OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM GROSS LOAD FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THREE AXLES.

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

Section 1. § 4503(h), as amended, is hereby further amended by striking out the figures "46,000" and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "65,000," and further by striking the period at the end thereof and adding in lieu of said period the following:

"; provided, however, that if there shall be any laws, rules or regulations of the United States of America or of any of its agencies or commissions which impose weight limitations or restrictions for any such vehicles on federal interstate highways which are a part of, and which have been or are constructed pursuant to the Act creating, the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways described in sub-section (d) of Title 23 United States Code § 103, as amended (better known as the "Interstate System"), and if such weight limitations or restrictions shall be less than 65,000 pounds, then no such vehicle shall lawfully be operated on any such federal interstate highway located in this State with a gross weight, including vehicle and load, in excess of that permitted by such limitations and restrictions in force at the time.

Section 2. § 4503 (1), as amended, is hereby further amended by striking the colon as it appears after the word "axles" and immediately before the table contained in said § 4503 (1), and by adding in lieu of said colon the following:

"; provided, however, that none of the provisions of this subsection (1) shall apply to or govern the total or maximum gross weight of any vehicle described or defined in sub-section (h) of this Section 4503 :"

Approved June 2, 1967.