CHAPTER 54

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 248

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 45, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE WEIGHT AND LOADS OF VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FOUR AXLES.

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

Section 1. Amend §4503, Chapter 45, Title 21, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new subsection designated as subsection (h), which new subsection shall read as follows:

"(h) It shall be lawful to operate a vehicle equipped with four (4) axles, having each of the rear axles equipped with two (2) hubs, with a power brake on each rear hub provided that the gross weight, including vehicle and load, does not exceed seventy-three thousand, two hundred eighty (73,280) pounds; 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 §103 (d) of Title 23, United States Code, as amended, (better known as the 'Interstate System'), and if such weight limitations or restrictions shall be less than seventy-three thousand, two hundred eighty (73,280) 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. Amend §4503(d), Chapter 45, Title 21, Delaware Code, by striking the words "subsection (g)" as they appear in the first sentence and substituting in lieu thereof the words "subsections (g) or (h)".

Approved May 8, 1975.