CHAPTER 5

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 36

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 45, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO GROSS WEIGHTS ALLOWED ON 2-AXLE TRUCKS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 4503, Chapter 45, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by renumbering subsection (f) as subsection "(n)".

Section 2. Amend Section 4503, Chapter 45, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by adding the following new subsection (f).

"(f) It shall be lawful to operate a vehicle equipped with two axles, having each of the two axles equipped with two hubs with a power brake on each hub, provided that the gross weight including the vehicle and load, does not exceed 40,000 lbs.; 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 5103 (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 forty thousand (40,000) 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 3. Amend Section 4503, Chapter 45, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by inserting the phrase "(f) or" after the words "defined in subsection" and before the words "(g) or (h) of this section" as they appear in subsection (a).

Section 4. Amend Section 4503, Chapter 45, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by inserting the phrase "(f) or" after the words "defined in subsections" and before the words "(g) or (h) of this section" as they appear in subsection (d).

Approved February 12, 1979.