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8-1915. Issuance of special vehicle combination permits; conditions; penalties; rules and regulations. (a) The secretary of transportation may issue a special vehicle combination permit pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 8-1911, and amendments thereto, for the operation of a special vehicle combination consisting of a truck tractor, semitrailer, trailer and trailer. In addition to the conditions the secretary may establish under K.S.A. 8-1911, and amendments thereto, such vehicle combinations shall also be required to operate under the following conditions:

(1) The special vehicle combination may be operated only on:

(A) United States highway 69 alternate between a motor-freight truck terminal located at the city of Baxter Springs and the Kansas-Oklahoma line; and

(B) interstate highway 70 between a motor-freight truck terminal located within a five-mile radius of such interstate at the city of Goodland and the Kansas-Colorado line;

(2) any semitrailer or trailer used in such special vehicle combination, shall not exceed 28½ feet in length;

(3) travel of such special vehicle combination may be restricted to specific routes, hours of operation, specific days or seasonal periods; and

(4) the secretary may enforce any other restrictions determined by the secretary to be necessary.

(b) The secretary of transportation may adopt rules and regulations implementing the provisions of subsection (a), including prescribing standards for the qualifications of drivers operating such special vehicle combinations and the equipping and operation of such special vehicle combinations to enhance highway traffic safety.

(c) A person, firm or corporation convicted of violating any provision of this section or any restriction on the special permits issued by the secretary under this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 and all special permits issued for the operation of such special vehicle combinations in violation shall be confiscated. The special vehicle combination must be separated into combinations of legal length before the units may proceed.

(d) The provisions of this section shall not govern the operations of combinations of vehicles authorized to be operated under the provisions of K.S.A. 8-1914.

History: L. 1990, ch. 50, ยง 2; April 19.

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