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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
Sec. 14-262. Width and length of vehicles. Exceptions. Permits.

(b) A special written permit may not be issued by the Commissioner of Transportation for a combination of vehicles consisting of a vehicle drawing a combination of three or more trailers or semitrailers, except any such combination engaged in the transportation of an indivisible load. (2380)

(c) The maximum length of a single unit vehicle shall be forty-five feet and the maximum length of the semitrailer portion of a tractor-trailer unit shall be forty-eight feet. A trailer greater than forty-eight feet and less than or equal to fifty-three feet in length, that has a distance of no more than forty-three feet between the kingpin and the center of the rearmost axle with wheels in contact with the road surface, may be operated on (1) unless posted otherwise, United States and Connecticut routes numbered from 1 to 399, inclusive, 450, 476, 508, 693 and 695 and the national system of interstate and defense highways, and (2) state and local roads for up to one mile from the routes and system specified in subdivision (1) of this subsection for access to terminals, facilities for food, fuel, repair and rest, and points of loading and unloading. The Commissioner of Transportation shall permit additional routes upon application of carriers or shippers provided the proposed additional routes meet the permit criteria of the Department of Transportation. Such length limitation shall be exclusive of safety and energy conservation devices, such as refrigeration units, air compressors or air shields and other devices, which the Secretary of the federal Department of Transportation may interpret as necessary for the safe and efficient operation of such vehicles, provided no such device has by its design or use the capability to carry cargo. (2381)

(d) Violation of any provision of this section shall be subject to a fine of five hundred dollars. (2382)

Sec. 14-262a. Towing or hauling of vehicles in excess of length or weight limits by wreckers. (2383)(Text)

A wrecker, as defined in section 14-1 and operated in accordance with section 14-66, may tow or haul a vehicle or combination of vehicles, without regard to the limitations of length contained in section 14-262. A wrecker that has been issued an annual permit pursuant to section 14-270 may tow or haul a motor vehicle or combination of vehicles in excess of the gross combination weight limits prescribed by section 14-267a from any highway if such vehicle (1) was involved in an accident, (2) became disabled and remains within the limits of a highway, or (3) is being towed or hauled by order of a traffic or law enforcement authority, to the nearest licensed repair facility or motor carrier terminal of such vehicle. All other towing operations with a gross combination vehicle weight in excess of those defined in section 14-267a shall require a single-trip permit as defined in section 14-270. Violation of any provision of this section shall be an infraction. (2384)

Sec. 14-262b. Permits for operating or towing mobile homes. Width and length of vehicles. (2385)(Text)

Notwithstanding section 14-270, the Commissioner of Transportation shall establish a program for the purpose of issuing permits allowing the following vehicles to be operated upon any highway or bridge: (1) A mobile home with a width greater than fourteen feet but no greater than sixteen feet; (2) a mobile home attached to a towing vehicle which has a combined length of one hundred feet or less if such towing vehicle has a length over eighty feet; or (3) a mobile home attached to a towing vehicle which has a combined length of one hundred four feet if such towing vehicle has a length of eighty feet or less. Such permit shall specify conditions under which such mobile home shall be permitted to operate, including, but not limited to, the period of time such operation shall be authorized. For the purposes of this section, "mobile home" shall have the same meaning as in section 21-64a. The Commissioner of Transportation shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section. (2386)

Sec. 14-262c. Tow dolly. (2387)(Text)

A tow dolly shall be exempt from the registration requirements of chapter 246. As used in this section "tow dolly" means a two-wheeled trailer without motive power (1) that is towed by a motor vehicle, (2) that is designed and used to tow another motor vehicle, and (3) upon which the front or rear wheels of the towed motor vehicle are mounted while the other wheels of the towed motor vehicle remain in contact with the ground. (2388)

Sec. 14-263. Length of camp trailers. (2389)(Text)

Section 14-263 is repealed. (2390)

Sec. 14-264. Special permits for vehicles of excessive height. (2391)(Text)

No vehicle, except a vehicle loaded with loose hay or straw, whose height, with its load, exceeds thirteen feet six inches, shall be operated upon any highway or bridge without a special written permit from the Commissioner of Transportation as provided in section 14-270, specifying the period for which and the other conditions under which such vehicle shall be permitted to be so operated. Violation of the provision of this section shall be subject to a fine of one thousand five hundred dollars. (2392)

Sec. 14-265. Special permits for trailers. (2393)(Text)

Section 14-265 is repealed. (2394)

Sec. 14-266. Operating vehicles of over four tons' capacity on restricted highways. (2395)(Text)

The Commissioner of Transportation may restrict the use of motor vehicles of over four tons' capacity on any state highway or portion thereof which, in his opinion, would be seriously injured by such use. No person shall operate any such motor vehicle on any such restricted highway or portion thereof. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars. (2396)

Sec. 14-267. Operating overweight commercial vehicles. Highway weighing required. Penalty. (2397)(Text)

Section 14-267 is repealed. (2398)

Sec. 14-267a. Weight restrictions for vehicles, trailers or other objects. Highway weighing procedure. Penalties for overweight violations. Fines for failure to comply. Regulations. (2399)(Text)

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