Nac: Chapter 484D - Equipment And Size, Weight And Load Of Vehicles

Link to law: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/NAC-484D.html
Published: 2015

[Rev. 11/22/2013 9:21:38

AM--2013]



[NAC-484D Revised Date: 8-12]

CHAPTER 484D - EQUIPMENT AND SIZE, WEIGHT

AND LOAD OF VEHICLES

EQUIPMENT OF VEHICLES

Standards for Brakes

484D.010         Definitions.

484D.015         “Brake” defined.

484D.020         “Brake system” defined.

484D.025         “Brake system application and

braking distance” defined.

484D.030         “Braking force” defined.

484D.035         “Deceleration” defined.

484D.040         “Inspection” defined.

484D.045         “Inspection procedure” defined.

484D.050         “Parking brake” defined.

484D.055         “Pedal reserve” defined.

484D.060         “Properly installed” defined.

484D.065         “Service brake” defined.

484D.070         “Standard” defined.

484D.075         “Test” defined.

484D.080         Applicability.

484D.085         Construction.

484D.090         Service brake: Performance

standards.

484D.095         Parking brake: Performance standard.

484D.100         Condition of brake system: General

standards.

484D.105         Condition of brake system: Disc and

drum brake standards.

484D.110         Condition of brake system:

Air-operated brake standards.

484D.115         Inspection and testing.

484D.120         Inspection procedure.

Combination of Vehicles

484D.130         Coupling requirements.

Noise Emission Standards

484D.150         Noise emission standards for

operators of vehicles.

484D.155         Noise emission standards for new

vehicles.

484D.160         Noise emission tests: Personnel;

instrumentation.

484D.165         Noise emission tests: Measuring

sites.

484D.170         Noise emission measurements:

Microphone and technician.

484D.175         Noise emission measurements:

Operation of sound level meter.

484D.180         Noise emission measurements:

Operation of new vehicles.

484D.185         Noise emission measurements: Vehicle

noise level.

Standards for Pneumatic Tires

484D.190         Exemptions.

484D.195         Sale and use of excessively worn

tires prohibited.

484D.200         Sale of recut and regrooved tires

limited.

484D.205         Use of regrooved, recapped and

retreaded tires limited.

484D.210         Faults requiring removal of tire;

tread-depth measurements.

484D.215         Surfaces for traction.

Traction Devices, Tire Chains and Snow Tires

484D.220         Construction of tire chains and

devices which provide traction.

484D.225         Construction of traction devices.

484D.230         Construction of snow tires.

484D.235         Equipment required when street or

highway posted.

484D.240         Mounting requirements.

Emblems for Slow Moving Vehicles

484D.250         Purpose; scope.

484D.255         “Slow moving vehicle” defined.

484D.260         Description of emblem.

484D.265         Specifications for emblem.

484D.270         Testing procedures for emblem.

484D.275         Mounting of emblem on vehicle.

Tinting of Windows

484D.280         Application for exemption from

standards: Content; filing.

484D.285         Sworn statement required for

exemption.

484D.290         Prohibition on application for

exemption.

SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD

Combination of Vehicles

484D.300         Definitions.

484D.305         “Cargo body” defined.

484D.310         “Cargo carrying unit length”

defined.

484D.315         “Cargo unit” defined.

484D.320         “Combination of vehicles” defined.

484D.325         “Converter gear dolly” defined.

484D.330         “Current medical certificate” defined.

484D.335         “Department” defined.

484D.340         “Highway” defined.

484D.345         “Semitrailer” defined.

484D.350         “Trailer” defined.

484D.355         “Truck” defined.

484D.360         “Truck-tractor” defined.

484D.365         “Vehicle” defined.

484D.370         Transfer of special permit for

operation of combination in excess of 70 feet in length.

484D.375         Suspension of permit for violations

of condition or restriction.

484D.380         Maximum cargo carrying unit length.

484D.385         Maximum number and placement of

cargo units.

484D.390         Maximum length of trailer or

semitrailer.

484D.395         Use of converter gear dolly.

484D.400         Transportation of forklifts.

484D.405         Brakes; type of hitch.

484D.410         Vehicles required to track in

straight alignment.

484D.415         Requirements for power.

484D.420         Emergency and safety equipment.

484D.425         Restrictions on operation.

484D.430         Operators: General requirements.

484D.435         Operators: Current medical

certificate required.

484D.440         Current medical certificate:

Possession of copy at principal place of business and by operator.

484D.445         Insurance required.

484D.450         Additional requirements.

484D.455         Determination of maximum gross load;

distribution of maximum weight.

Vehicles of Excess Size or Weight

484D.500         Definitions.

484D.505         “Combination of vehicles” defined.

484D.510         “Commodity” defined.

484D.515         “Controlled-access highway” defined.

484D.520         “Department” defined.

484D.525         “Holiday hours” defined.

484D.530         “Hours of darkness” defined.

484D.535         “Hours of daylight” defined.

484D.540         “Load” defined.

484D.545         “Manufactured home” defined.

484D.550         “Mobile home” defined.

484D.555         “Nonreducible load” defined.

484D.560         “Overhang” defined.

484D.565         “Oversized” defined.

484D.570         “Overweight” defined.

484D.575         “Reducible load” defined.

484D.580         “Special mobile equipment” defined.

484D.585         “Tire width” defined.

484D.590         “Vehicle” defined.

484D.595         “Weekend” defined.

484D.600         Permits: General requirement;

issuance.

484D.605         Exemptions from provisions.

484D.610         Availability of permits.

484D.615         Applications for permits.

484D.620         Insurance: Transporters of

manufactured or mobile homes or similar structures.

484D.625         Duration and use of permits

generally.

484D.630         Permits for movement of implements

of husbandry and farm equipment.

484D.635         Fees: Amount; waiver; payment;

failure to pay.

484D.640         General conditions of permits.

484D.645         Conditions of permits for movement

of oversized loads over state highway system.

484D.650         Circumstances requiring permits;

nonreducible loads required unless load is commodity.

484D.655         Single-trip permits: Maximum

dimensions of oversized vehicle.

484D.660         Annual multiple-trip permits:

Maximum dimensions of oversized vehicle.

484D.665         Single-trip and annual multiple-trip

permits for movement of self-propelled cranes.

484D.670         Pilot cars: General requirements;

operators; equipment.

484D.675         Display of lights while traveling

during hours of darkness.

484D.680         Display of signs and warning flags

on oversized vehicles.

484D.685         Imposition of limitations on routes.

484D.690         Movement of manufactured or mobile

homes or similar structures.

484D.695         Movement of other buildings or

structures.

 

EQUIPMENT OF VEHICLES

Standards for Brakes

      NAC 484D.010  Definitions.  As

used in NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined

in NAC 484D.015 to 484D.075,

inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Supplied in codification)—(Substituted in revision for

NAC 484.010)

      NAC 484D.015  “Brake” defined. (NRS

484D.560)  “Brake”

means a device employing friction for arresting the motion of a vehicle.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I

subsec. B, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.015)

      NAC 484D.020  “Brake system” defined. (NRS

484D.560)  “Brake

system” means a combination of one or more brakes and their related means of

operation and control.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I

subsec. C, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.020)

      NAC 484D.025  “Brake system application and braking distance” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Brake

system application and braking distance” means the distance in feet traveled

between the point in which the driver starts to move the service brake control

and the point at which the vehicle or combination of vehicles comes to rest.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I

subsec. D, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.025)

      NAC 484D.030  “Braking force” defined. (NRS

484D.560)  “Braking

force” means the percentage ratio of the sum of the retarding forces developed

by each braked wheel to the tested gross weight of the vehicle or combination

of vehicles.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec.

E, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.030)

      NAC 484D.035  “Deceleration” defined. (NRS

484D.560)  “Deceleration”

means the rate of reduction of the speed of the vehicle or combination of

vehicles, expressed in feet per second per second.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I

subsec. F, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.035)

      NAC 484D.040  “Inspection” defined. (NRS

484D.560)  “Inspection”

means the examination or testing of a vehicle or its devices against

established standards.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I

subsec. G, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.040)

      NAC 484D.045  “Inspection procedure” defined. (NRS

484D.560)  “Inspection

procedure” means the particular way in which a vehicle or its devices are

examined or tested.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I

subsec. H, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.045)

      NAC 484D.050  “Parking brake” defined. (NRS

484D.560)  “Parking

brake” means a brake system used to hold and maintain a vehicle in a stationary

position. A positive mechanical means is employed to hold the brake applied

when the vehicle is unattended.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I

subsec. I, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.050)

      NAC 484D.055  “Pedal reserve” defined. (NRS

484D.560)  “Pedal

reserve” as applied to hydraulic, mechanical or power-assisted hydraulic

brakes, means the amount of total pedal travel left in reserve when the service

brake pedal is depressed to the brake-applied position.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I

subsec. J, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.055)

      NAC 484D.060  “Properly installed” defined. (NRS

484D.560)  “Properly

installed” means to fix in position those component parts specially

constructed, formed or shaped to a specific purpose in a manner designed by the

manufacturer.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I

subsec. K, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.060)

      NAC 484D.065  “Service brake” defined. (NRS

484D.560)  “Service

brake” means a brake system used for retarding, stopping and controlling the

vehicle under normal operating conditions.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I

subsec. L, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.065)

      NAC 484D.070  “Standard” defined. (NRS

484D.560)  “Standard”

means a rule or criterion established for a minimum adequacy level of capacity,

content, extent, quality, quantity, value or safety.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I

subsec. M, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.070)

      NAC 484D.075  “Test” defined. (NRS

484D.560)  “Test”

means an examination, experiment or trial to determine the quality or fitness

of a vehicle or its devices with respect to a standard established by NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120,

inclusive.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I

subsec. N, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.075)

      NAC 484D.080  Applicability. (NRS

484D.560)

     1.  NAC 484D.010

to 484D.120, inclusive, apply to any vehicle or

combination of vehicles operated upon any highway in the State, and to motor

vehicles at a Department of Motor Vehicles branch office which are intended to

be registered in Nevada, and which have an unladen weight of not more than

6,000 pounds and were manufactured more than 2 years prior to the date of

inspection.

     2.  Every motorcycle, moped or other vehicle

designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground is

subject to NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120,

inclusive, except those provisions which by their context do not apply.

     3.  Those provisions pertaining to a

particular component or device apply to only those vehicles equipped with that

particular component or device.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § II,

eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.080)

      NAC 484D.085  Construction. (NRS 484D.560)

     1.  NAC 484D.010

to 484D.120, inclusive, apply to standards for

brakes and do not limit or preclude the enforcement of any other provision of

NAC or NRS or other law relating to brakes or the inspection of vehicles.

     2.  Nothing in NAC

484D.010 to 484D.120, inclusive, prohibits the

alteration or modification of a brake or brake system if the alteration or

modification meets or exceeds the vehicle manufacturer’s original design

specifications and complies with brake standards established by NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120,

inclusive.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § VIII,

eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.085)

      NAC 484D.090  Service brake: Performance standards. (NRS 484D.560)

     1.  Every motor vehicle and combination of

vehicles, under all conditions of loading, upon application of the service

brake, must be capable of:

     (a) Stopping from a speed of 20 mph in the distance

tabulated in subsection 2 for its classification without swerving out of a

12-foot-wide lane;

     (b) Developing a braking force on each front and

rear wheel that is within 20 percent of the braking force on the opposite front

or rear wheel;

     (c) Developing a braking force that is not less

than the percentage of its gross weight tabulated in subsection 2 for its

classification;

     (d) Decelerating to a stop at not less than the

feet per second per second tabulated in subsection 2 for its classification;

and

     (e) Stopping in not more than the distance

tabulated in subsection 2 for its classification and initial speed, with the

distance measured from the point at which movement of the service brake pedal

or control begins.

     2.  The required braking forces,

decelerations and braking distances are:

 



Classification of Vehicles





Braking Force

as a Percentage

of Gross Vehicle

or Combination

Weight





Deceleration

in Feet per

Second per

Second





Maximum Allowable Brake

System

Application and Braking

Distances,

in Feet, From Initial

Speed, in

mph of:







 





 





 





 







 





 





 





15





16





17





18





19





20





21





22





23





24





25







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







Passenger

vehicles with a seating capacity of 10 people or less including driver, not

having a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating......................





              52.8%





17





14





16





18





21





23





25





28





31





33





36





39







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







All

motorcycles.........................................





              43.5%





14





17





19





22





24





27





30





33





37





40





43





47







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







Single-unit

vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less..............................





              43.5%





14





17





19





22





24





27





30





33





37





40





43





47







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







Single-unit

vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds......................





              43.5%





14





23





26





29





33





36





40





44





49





53





58





63







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







Combination

of a two-axle towing vehicle and a trailer with a gross trailer weight of

3,000 pounds or less...............





              43.5%





14





23





26





29





33





36





40





44





49





53





58





63







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







Buses,

regardless of the number of axles, not having a manufacturer’s gross weight

rating....................................





              43.5%





14





23





26





29





33





36





40





44





49





53





58





63







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







All

combinations of vehicles in driveaway or towaway operations........





              43.5%





14





23





26





29





33





36





40





44





49





53





58





63







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







All

other vehicles and combinations of vehicles.......................................................





              43.5%





14





31





34





38





42





46





50





55





61





66





72





78





 

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § III,

eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.090)

      NAC 484D.095  Parking brake: Performance standard. (NRS

484D.560)  Every

motor vehicle and combination of vehicles, except motorcycles and mopeds, upon

application of the parking brake must be capable of remaining in a stationary

position on any grade on which the motor vehicle or combination of vehicles is

operated, under all conditions of loading, on a surface free from snow, ice or

loose material.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § IV,

eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.095)

      NAC 484D.100  Condition of brake system: General standards. (NRS 484D.560)

     1.  All hydraulic brake systems must be free

of leaks and capable of maintaining a constant service brake pedal height

without further decrease after initial application, when a continuous force of

125 pounds has been applied to the service brake pedal for at least 10 seconds.

     2.  Unless otherwise specified by the

manufacturer, every motor vehicle must have a pedal reserve of 20 percent or

more of the total possible travel.

     3.  The miscellaneous brake system

components, controls and devices must be complete, properly installed and free

from damage or extreme wear that could cause brake failure.

     4.  All of the springs, holddowns, struts,

links, clips and pins used on both drum and disc brakes must be properly

installed.

     5.  Drum brake backing plates and disc brake

calipers or caliper adapters must be securely fastened to the steering knuckles

or axle housings.

     6.  Hydraulic brake system hoses, except rub

rings or other protective devices around the hose, must be free from wear and

contact with the chassis, suspension or wheels in any wheel position.

     7.  Hydraulic brake system hoses, lines or

fittings may not:

     (a) Be made of copper tubing; or

     (b) Be broken, chafed, cut, cracked, damaged,

flattened, kinked, seeping or have other defects that could cause hydraulic

system failure.

     8.  All self-adjusters must be properly

installed and operational.

     9.  The power brake vacuum booster must

operate in the proper manner to supply the braking assist required at the brake

pedal and be free from vacuum leaks.

     10.  Power brake vacuum hoses may not be

broken, collapsed, deteriorated, leaking, loose, restricted or so severely worn

as to impair power brake operation.

     11.  The brake system failure indicator,

which is a warning light, may be operational and not otherwise illuminate

except during the period when:

     (a) The ignition switch is turned to the “Start”

position;

     (b) The ignition switch is in the “On” position and

the parking brake is applied; or

     (c) The warning light test indicator is activated.

     12.  Brake cables may not be severely worn,

ragged, raveled or have other damage that could cause brake system failure.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § V

subsec. A, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.100)

      NAC 484D.105  Condition of brake system: Disc and drum brake standards. (NRS 484D.560)

     1.  Brake shoes or disc pads must be properly

installed.

     2.  The brake friction lining must be

securely bonded or riveted to the brake shoe or disc plate and free from any

cracks extending into rivet holes that may weaken the lining attachment.

     3.  The brake lining friction surface must be

free of contamination by brake fluid, grease or oil.

     4.  The brake friction lining must have a

minimum thickness of 1/32 inch above any rivet head on riveted linings or at

its thinnest point on bonded linings.

     5.  The wire in wire-backed brake lining must

not be visible in the friction surface.

     6.  Brake drums or disc brake rotors must not

be contaminated in such a manner as to change the frictional qualities of the

friction face or show mechanical damage to the friction surface other than

wear.

     7.  Brake drums must be free of any external

cracks, except when the drum is properly banded to prevent the crack from

expanding to any degree upon the application of brakes or otherwise. Any bands

so used must be free of cracks.

     8.  Brake drums or disc brake rotors must be

free of any substantial cracks that reach an edge of the bore of the drum or

periphery of the rotor.

     9.  The diameter of the brake drum at any

point must not exceed the manufacturer’s allowable maximum, discard, diameter.

     10.  The thickness of the disc brake rotor at

any point must not be less than the manufacturer’s allowable minimum, discard,

thickness.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § V

subsec. B, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.105)

      NAC 484D.110  Condition of brake system: Air-operated brake standards. (NRS 484D.560)

     1.  All air-operated brake systems must be

free of audible leaks at the diaphragms, piston cups, stoplight switch or at

any valve in the system.

     2.  Every bus, truck or truck-tractor with

air-operated brakes must have a system capable of:

     (a) Building up air pressure from 50 to 90 pounds

per square inch in 5 minutes or less with engine running at fast idle, unless

other values are recommended by the vehicle manufacturer;

     (b) Holding an air brake pressure drop to 2 pounds

or less per square inch in 60 seconds for a single motor vehicle, or 3 pounds

or less per square inch in 60 seconds for a combination of a towing vehicle and

single towed vehicle, or 5 pounds or less per square inch in 60 seconds for a

combination of a towing vehicle and two or more towed vehicles, with engine

stopped and service brakes released; and

     (c) Holding an air brake pressure drop to 3 pounds

or less per square inch in 60 seconds for a single motor vehicle, or 4 pounds

or less per square inch in 60 seconds for a combination of a towing vehicle and

single towed vehicle, or 6 pounds or less per square inch in 60 seconds for a

combination of a towing vehicle and two or more towed vehicles, with engine

stopped and service brakes fully applied.

     3.  Air-operated brake system hoses, tubes or

connections may not be abraded, broken, cracked, crimped, leaking, restricted

or have other damage that could cause brake system failure.

     4.  Connecting lines must be properly

attached and supported to prevent damage or abrasion by contact with frame,

axle, other lines or any other part of the vehicle.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § V

subsec. C, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.110)

      NAC 484D.115  Inspection and testing. (NRS

484D.560)

     1.  An inspection of a vehicle or combination

of vehicles may be performed in accordance with the provisions of NRS 484D.560.

     2.  An inspection to determine if a vehicle

or combination of vehicles complies with standards established by NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120,

inclusive, may be performed by means of visual examination, physical

manipulation, driving test, inertia-type brake tester (decelerometer),

drive-on-and-stop or roller-type brake testing machine, or by other

measurement.

     3.  Driving tests for equality of braking

must be made on a substantially level, dry, smooth, hard surface without a

transverse slope and free from loose material.

     4.  Driving tests for deceleration and

stopping distance must be made on a level grade, not to exceed plus or minus 1

percent, and a dry, smooth, hard surface that is free from loose material.

     5.  Brake tests conducted with inertia-type

brake testers must be invalidated when the driver manipulates the service brake

control in a manner so that there is a sudden increase in braking force near

the end of the stop. Severe impact application on the service brake control in

any brake test is cause for invalidation.

     6.  An inspection may not be limited in scope

to any inspection procedure delineated in NAC 484D.010

to 484D.120, inclusive.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § VI,

eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.115)

      NAC 484D.120  Inspection procedure. (NRS

484D.560)  Any

vehicle or device rejected with cause as a result of inspection by the vacuum

power brake booster pedal drop test does not comply with brake standards

established by NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120, inclusive. The test must be as follows:

     1.  With engine off, the service brake pedal

is depressed several times to exhaust residual vacuum in booster.

     2.  The service brake pedal is then applied

and held with a force of approximately 25 pounds.

     3.  The engine is started while the brake is

applied and it is to be noted whether the service brake pedal moves downward

slightly when the engine starts.

     4.  The power brake booster must be rejected

if the service brake pedal does not move slightly as the engine is started

while pressure is maintained on the pedal.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § VII,

eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.120)

Combination of Vehicles

      NAC 484D.130  Coupling requirements. (NRS 484D.855)  All vehicles

in a combination of vehicles operated on a highway in this State must be

coupled together in the manner required pursuant to the provisions of 49 C.F.R.

§§ 393.70 and 393.71, which are hereby adopted by reference. A copy of 49

C.F.R. §§ 393.70 and 393.71 may be obtained, free of charge, from the U.S.

Government Printing Office at the Internet address http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R046-04, eff. 6-18-2004)—(Substituted

in revision for NAC 484.130)

Noise Emission Standards

      NAC 484D.150  Noise emission standards for operators of vehicles. (NRS 484D.410)

     1.  No person may operate either a motor

vehicle or combination of vehicles of a type subject to registration at any

time or under any condition of grade, load, acceleration or deceleration in

such a manner as to exceed the following noise limit for the category of motor

vehicle based on a distance of 50 feet from the center of the lane of travel

within the speed limits specified in this subsection:

 



 





Speed

Limit





Speed Limit







 





of

35 mph or





of

More Than







 





Less





35

mph







 





 





 







     Any motor vehicle with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight

rating of 6,000 pounds or more and any combination of vehicles towed by such

a motor vehicle:





 





 







               Before January 1, 1973.................................





               88 dBA





     90

dBA







               On and after January 1, 1973.......................





               86 dBA





     90

dBA







     Any motorcycle......................................................





               82 dBA





     86

dBA







     Any other motor vehicle and any combination of vehicles towed by

a motor vehicle....................





               76 dBA





     82

dBA





 

     2.  This section applies to the total noise

from a vehicle or combination of vehicles and does not limit or preclude the

enforcement of any provision of NRS or other provision of NAC relating to motor

vehicle exhaust noise.

     3.  For the purposes of this section, a

truck, truck-tractor or bus that is not equipped with an identification plate

or marking bearing the manufacturer’s name and manufacturer’s gross vehicle

weight rating is considered to have a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight

rating of 6,000 pounds or more if the unladen weight is more than 5,000 pounds.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § II

subsecs. A-C, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.150)

      NAC 484D.155  Noise emission standards for new vehicles. (NRS 484D.410)

     1.  No person may sell or offer for sale in

this State a new motor vehicle which produces a maximum noise exceeding the

following noise limit at a distance of 50 feet from the centerline of travel

under test procedures established in NAC 484D.150

to 484D.185, inclusive.

 



     Any motorcycle manufactured on or after January 1, 1972, and

before January 1, 1973...............................................................................................................





           88

dBA







     Any motorcycle manufactured on or after January 1, 1973...................................





           86

dBA







     Any motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000

pounds or more manufactured on or after January 1, 1972, and before January

1, 1973............





           88

dBA







     Any motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000

pounds or more manufactured on or after January 1, 1973.........................................................





           86

dBA







     Any other motor vehicle manufactured on or after January 1,

1972, and before January 1, 1973..................................................................................................





           86

dBA







     Any other motor vehicle manufactured on or after January 1, 1973......................





           84

dBA







 

     2.  Test procedures for compliance with this

section must be in conformance with those test procedures described in NAC 484D.150 to 484D.185,

inclusive.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § III, eff.

1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.155)

      NAC 484D.160  Noise emission tests: Personnel; instrumentation. (NRS 484D.410)

     1.  Persons selected to conduct noise

measurement testing or to measure noise level of vehicles operated on a highway

shall have been trained and qualified in the techniques of sound measurement

and the operation of sound measuring instruments.

     2.  Equipment used in making vehicle noise

measurements must meet the following requirements:

     (a) The sound level meter must meet the

requirements of ANSI Standard S 1.4-1971, except that the B and C weighting

networks and the slow-acting indicator need not be incorporated in the

instrument.

     (b) The sound level calibrator must be an auxiliary

acoustical calibrator of the coupler type specified in ANSI Standards S

1.4-1971.

     (c) Any windscreen or nose cone used with the sound

level meter must be calibrated in accordance with instructions of the

manufacturer of the microphone or sound level meter.

     (d) A tachometer must be used to determine when

maximum engine speed is attained in conducting the tests specified for in NAC 484D.155.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. §§ IV &

V, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.160)

      NAC 484D.165  Noise emission tests: Measuring sites. (NRS 484D.410)  Noise

measuring sites must meet the following requirements:

     1.  The site used for measuring noise from

vehicles on the highway in NAC 484D.150 must meet

the following conditions:

     (a) The location must be an open area free of large

reflecting surfaces such as parked vehicles, signboards, buildings, bridges,

hillsides or trees within a 100-foot radius of the microphone and within a 100-foot

radius of the point on the centerline of the path of the vehicle nearest the

microphone.

     (b) The surface of the ground between the

microphone and the path of the vehicle must be free of standing water,

shrubbery and of grass over 6 inches high.

     (c) The surface over which the vehicle travels must

be dry and relatively smooth concrete or asphalt pavement free of extraneous

material.

     2.  The site used in measuring noise from new

motor vehicles in NAC 484D.155 must meet the

following conditions:

     (a) The location must be a flat open space free of

large reflecting surfaces such as signboards, buildings, hillsides or trees

within 100 feet of the microphone and within 100 feet of the centerline of the

path of the vehicle from the point where the throttle is opened to the point

where the throttle is closed.

     (b) The surface between the microphone and the path

of the vehicle must be asphalt or concrete free of powdery snow, loose soil or

ashes.

     (c) The surface over which the vehicle travels must

be dry and relatively smooth concrete or asphalt pavement free of extraneous

material.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § VI, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted

in revision for NAC 484.165)

      NAC 484D.170  Noise emission measurements: Microphone and technician. (NRS 484D.410)  The

microphone and technician must be positioned as follows:

     1.  The microphone must be located at 49 to

51 feet from the centerline of the lane of travel of the vehicle at a height of

3 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet above the plane surface of the roadway surface.

     2.  The microphone must be oriented relative

to the source of sound in accordance with the instrument manufacturer’s

instructions. Where the instruction manual is vague or does not include

adequate information, a specific recommendation must be obtained from the

manufacturer.

     3.  The technician making direct readings of

the meter must be positioned relative to the microphone in accordance with the

instrument manufacturer’s instructions. Where the instruction manual is vague

or does not include adequate information, a specific recommendation must be

obtained from the manufacturer.

     4.  No bystander may be closer than 50 feet

from the microphone and the vehicle being tested, except for a witness or

trainee who shall be positioned beyond the technician on a line through the

technician and the microphone.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § VII

subsec. A, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.170)

      NAC 484D.175  Noise emission measurements: Operation of sound level meter. (NRS 484D.410)  The

sound level meter must be operated in accordance with the instrument

manufacturer’s instructions and as follows:

     1.  The A-weighting network and the fast

meter response must be used.

     2.  An external calibration check must be

made before and after each period of use and at intervals not exceeding 2 hours

when the instrument is in use longer than this time.

     3.  The reading recorded must be the highest

sound level obtained as the vehicle passes by, disregarding unrelated peaks due

to extraneous ambient noises.

     4.  Measurements must be made only when the

A-weighted ambient sound level, including wind effects, due to all sources

other than the vehicle being measured is at least 10 dB lower than the sound

level of the vehicle.

     5.  Measurements must be made only when the

wind velocity is less than 12 miles per hour.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § VII

subsec. C, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.175)

      NAC 484D.180  Noise emission measurements: Operation of new vehicles. (NRS 484D.410)  New

motor vehicles tested for compliance with NAC 484D.155,

together with any auxiliary equipment that would be in use while the vehicle is

in motion on the highway, must be operated as follows:

     1.  Trucks, truck-tractors and buses that

have a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds or more must

be operated under the condition of grade, load, acceleration, deceleration and

gear selection that is found to give the maximum noise at a speed up to 35

miles per hour.

     2.  Trucks, truck-tractors and buses that

have a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 6,000 pounds and passenger cars

must be tested at curb weight plus weight of the driver and when necessary one

technician, and be operated as follows:

     (a) Motor vehicles equipped with three-speed or

four-speed manual transmissions must be operated in second gear. Vehicles

equipped with four-speed manual transmissions must also be operated in second

gear. Vehicles equipped with five-speed manual transmissions must be operated

in second gear. Vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions must be operated

with transmissions engaged in low gear. Vehicles which reach maximum rated

engine speed at less than 30 miles per hour or before reaching a point 25 feet

beyond the microphone line must be operated in the next highest gear. Auxiliary

step-up ratios or overdrive must not be engaged on vehicles so equipped.

     (b) The vehicle must proceed along the test path at

a constant approach speed of 30 miles per hour. When the front of the vehicle

reaches a point 25 feet from a line through the microphone intersecting the

path of the vehicle at right angles, the throttle must be fully opened. The

throttle must be held open until the rear of the vehicle is approximately 100

feet beyond the microphone, or until the maximum rated engine speed is obtained

at which point the throttle is gradually closed. Wheel slip must be avoided

during this test.

     3.  Motorcycles must be operated as follows:

     (a) Motorcycles must be operated in second gear.

Vehicles which reach maximum rated engine speed at less than 30 miles per hour

or before reaching a point 25 feet beyond the microphone line must be operated

in the next higher gear.

     (b) The vehicle must proceed along the test path at

a constant approach speed which corresponds to either an engine speed of 60

percent of maximum rated engine speed or at 30 miles per hour, whichever is

lower. When the front of the vehicle reaches a point 25 feet from a line

through the microphone intersecting the path of the vehicle at right angles,

the throttle must be fully opened. The throttle must be held open until the

rear of the vehicle is approximately 100 feet beyond the microphone, or until

the maximum rated engine speed is obtained at which point the throttle is

gradually closed. Wheel slip must be avoided during this test.

     4.  Deceleration tests must be conducted on

vehicles when there is an indication that the deceleration noise might exceed

the acceleration noise. The vehicle must proceed along the test path in the

gear which was used for the acceleration test and at a constant approach speed

equal to the maximum rated engine speed. When the front of the vehicle reaches

a point 25 feet beyond a line through the microphone, the throttle must be

closed as rapidly as possible.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § VII subsec.

B, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.180)

      NAC 484D.185  Noise emission measurements: Vehicle noise level. (NRS 484D.410)  The

measured noise level of a vehicle must be reported as follows:

     1.  The sound level reading for determining

compliance with NAC 484D.150 must be the highest

reading obtained as the vehicle or combination of vehicles passes through the

measuring site on the highway. Sound level readings must be recorded on

vehicles which are in lanes of travel with centerlines at or beyond 50 feet and

which produce noise levels exceeding the regulatory limits.

     2.  The sound level readings for determining

compliance of new motor vehicles with NAC 484D.155

must be obtained by making at least four measurements for each side of the

vehicle. Sufficient preliminary runs must be made to familiarize the driver

with the operation of the vehicle and to stabilize the engine operating

condition. The A-weighted sound level for each side is the average of the two

highest readings on that side which are within 2 dB of each other. The noise

level reported for the vehicle must be the sound level of the loudest side of

the vehicle. Obvious vehicle malfunction nullifies the test.

     3.  Tolerances are necessary due to

unavoidable variations in test site, vehicle operation, test equipment,

temperature and wind gradients, and inherent differences in nominally identical

vehicles. Vehicles specified in NAC 484D.150 may

not be considered in violation unless they exceed the limits in that section by

more than 2 dB. New vehicles must be designed to comply with the limits in NAC 484D.155 at the time of manufacture to ensure

that the vehicles will not exceed those limits plus a 2 dB tolerance when

tested by an enforcement agency.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § VII

subsec. D, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.185)

Standards for Pneumatic Tires

      NAC 484D.190  Exemptions. (NRS 484D.505, 484D.560)

     1.  NAC 484D.190

to 484D.215, inclusive, do not apply to vehicles

equipped with off-highway type tires that are only incidentally or occasionally

operated on a highway. These vehicles include, but are not limited to, the

following:

     (a) Farm tractors and other instruments of

husbandry ordinarily used off-highway, including all instruments towed by a

farm tractor; and

     (b) Road construction and maintenance machinery

such as asphalt graders, leveling graders, finishing machines, motor graders,

earth-moving carryalls and scrapers, and earth-moving equipment.

     2.  Except for the exemptions in subsection

1, NAC 484D.190 to 484D.215,

inclusive, apply to implements of husbandry as defined in NRS 484D.020, special mobile

equipment as defined in NRS

484A.245, and any other vehicle operated on the highways of this State if

the implements, equipment or other vehicles are equipped with pneumatic tires

designed for highway operation.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Pneumatic Tires Reg. §§ VIII

& IX, eff. 10-4-73]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.200)

      NAC 484D.195  Sale and use of excessively worn tires prohibited. (NRS 484D.505, 484D.560)  Except

as provided in subsection 1 of NAC 484D.190 and

subsection 1 of NAC 484D.205:

     1.  No person holding a retail seller’s

permit as defined in NRS 372.125

may sell, offer for sale, expose for sale or install on a vehicle for use on a

highway a pneumatic tire when the tire is so worn that less than 2/32 of an

inch of tread depth remains on any two adjacent major tread grooves.

     2.  No person may cause or permit the

operation of and no person may knowingly operate any vehicle on a highway when

the tire is so worn that less than 2/32 of an inch of tread depth remains in

any two adjacent major tread grooves.

     3.  The provisions of this section do not

apply to any person who installs on a vehicle, as part of an emergency service

rendered to a disabled vehicle upon a highway, a spare tire so that the vehicle

is equipped for temporary use to a place where repair or replacement can be

effected.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Pneumatic Tires Reg. § I, eff. 10-4-73]—(Substituted

in revision for NAC 484.205)

      NAC 484D.200  Sale of recut and regrooved tires limited. (NRS 484D.505)

     1.  Except as provided in subsection 3, no

person may knowingly sell or offer for sale any pneumatic tire or any vehicle

equipped with any pneumatic tire which has been recut or regrooved.

     2.  For the purposes of this section, a recut

or regrooved tire is an unrecapped or unretreaded tire into which has been cut

or burned new or deeper treads.

     3.  Subject to the provisions of NAC 484D.205, this section does not apply to tires

specifically manufactured or designed for regrooving and so identified as

required by the regulations of the United States Department of Transportation.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Pneumatic Tires Reg. § II, eff.

10-4-73]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.210)

      NAC 484D.205  Use of regrooved, recapped and retreaded tires limited. (NRS 484D.505, 484D.560)

     1.  No person may permit the operation of,

and no driver may knowingly operate on any highway any bus, as defined in NRS 484A.030, which is equipped

with regrooved, recapped or retreaded tires on the front wheels.

     2.  No person may permit the operation of and

no person may knowingly operate on any highway any truck as defined in NRS 484A.305 or any truck-tractor

as defined in NRS 484A.310

which is equipped with regrooved tires on the front wheels when the tires have

a load-carrying capacity equal to or greater than 8.25 x 20 eight-ply rated

tires.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Pneumatic Tires Reg. §§ III &

IV, eff. 10-4-73]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.215)

      NAC 484D.210  Faults requiring removal of tire; tread-depth measurements. (NRS 484D.505, 484D.560)

     1.  The outside diameters of tires used on

dual wheels must be such that each tire will contact the level roadway at all

times. A tire must be removed from service if it has:

     (a) Any portion of the ply or cord structure

exposed;

     (b) Any bump, bulge or knot related to ply or tread

separation or partial failure of the tire structure;

     (c) A ply or cord break; or

     (d) A cut which extends more than 1 inch in any

direction on the outside of the tire and is deep enough to reach the body

cords.

     2.  For the purposes of NAC 484D.190 to 484D.215,

inclusive, tread-depth measurements must not be made where tiebars, wearbars,

humps or fillets are located.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Pneumatic Tires Reg. §§ V &

VI, eff. 10-4-73]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.220)

      NAC 484D.215  Surfaces for traction. (NRS

484D.505, 484D.560)

     1.  No tire on any vehicle operated on a

roadway of this State may have on its periphery any block, stud, flange, cleat,

ridge, bead or any other protuberance of metal or wood which projects beyond

the tread of the traction surface of the tire.

     2.  This section does not apply to:

     (a) Tire chains of reasonable size used to prevent

skidding when upon wet surfaces or when upon snow and ice.

     (b) Pneumatic tires which have wire embedded in

them not to exceed 0.075 inches in diameter and which are constructed so that

under no conditions will the percentage of metal in contact with the roadway

exceed 5 percent of the total tire area in contact with the roadway, except

that during the first 1,000 miles of use or operation of any tire, the metal in

contact with the roadway may exceed 5 percent of the tire area in contact with

the roadway, but must not exceed 20 percent of the area.

     (c) Vehicles operated when necessary in the

construction or repair of highways.

     (d) Traction engines or tractors as defined and

operated as required by NRS

484D.670.

     (e) Pneumatic tires containing metal-type studs or

other suitable material which are inserted or constructed so that under no

conditions will the number of studs or the percentage of metal in contact with

the roadway exceed 3 percent of the total tire area in contact with the roadway.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Pneumatic Tires Reg. § VII, eff.

10-4-73]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.225)

Traction Devices, Tire Chains and Snow Tires

      NAC 484D.220  Construction of tire chains and devices which provide traction. (NRS 481.051, 484D.515)

     1.  Tire chains which may be used on motor

vehicles in this State must be made of metal or plastic and consist of two

circular loops, one on each side of a tire, which are connected across the

tread of the tire by not less than nine evenly spaced chains, cables or straps.

     2.  For the purposes of this section, “tire

chain” includes:

     (a) A device which provides additional traction to

the wheels of a motor vehicle on a slippery surface; and

     (b) A mechanical device which conforms to the

provisions of NRS 484D.530 and

is approved by the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh., eff. 1-17-84; A

by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 12-1-89)—(Substituted in revision for

NAC 484.230)

      NAC 484D.225  Construction of traction devices. (NRS

481.051, 484D.515)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, traction devices used on motor vehicles in this State must:

     (a) Be made of metal, plastic or a combination

thereof; and

     (b) Provide additional traction to the tire through

traction arms connected to a central support ring which is attached to the

wheel.

     2.  A traction device that is not in

conformance with the provisions of this section may be approved for use by the

Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

     3.  For the purposes of this section,

“traction device” means a device which provides additional traction to the

wheels of a motor vehicle on a slippery surface.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety,

eff. 12-1-89)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.232)

      NAC 484D.230  Construction of snow tires. (NRS

481.051, 484D.515)

     1.  A snow tire which may be used on a motor

vehicle in this State must:

     (a) Have a tread consisting of ribs, lugs, blocks

or buttons which:

          (1) Are placed on the tire in a generally

discontinuous pattern; and

          (2) Have the following characteristics when

the tire is inflated:

               (I) A substantial portion of the edge of

each rib, lug or block of the tread must be placed at an angle of more than 30

degrees from the circumferential center line of the tire.

               (II) The lugs on the shoulder of at least

one side of the tread, as the lugs touch the road, must extend at least 1/2

inch beyond the remainder of the tread at an angle approximately perpendicular

to the direction of travel.

     (b) Have a tread with a minimum depth of 3/16 inch

when measured in any two adjacent grooves at any location on the tread.

     (c) Bear on at least one sidewall of the tire a

permanent label consisting of the words “mud and snow” or an abbreviation using

the letters “M” and “S” (for example, “MS,” “M/S,” “M-S,” “M&S” and so

forth) if the tire is designed for use on a:

          (1) Passenger car and is manufactured on or

after January 1, 1976; or

          (2) Light truck and is manufactured on or

after March 1, 1981.

     2.  For the purposes of this section:

     (a) “Light truck” does not include any motor

vehicle with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or more.

     (b) “Snow tire” means a tire used on a passenger

car or light truck which provides additional traction on slick surfaces through

the use of a tread pattern of a special design.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh., eff. 1-17-84; A

by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 12-1-89)—(Substituted in revision for

NAC 484.235)

      NAC 484D.235  Equipment required when street or highway posted. (NRS 481.051, 484D.520)  When a

street or highway in this State is marked or posted with signs requiring the

use of:

     1.  Traction devices, tire chains or snow

tires, a motor vehicle or combination of vehicles:

     (a) May be equipped with traction devices, tire

chains or snow tires if it has a gross weight or combined gross weight of

10,000 pounds or less.

     (b) Must be equipped with tire chains if it has a

gross weight or combined gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds.

     2.  Tire chains only, or chains or traction

devices except for motor vehicles equipped with 4-wheel drive and snow tires on

all the wheels, the vehicle must be equipped with traction devices or chains

except as otherwise permitted.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh., eff. 1-17-84; A

by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 12-1-89)—(Substituted in revision for

NAC 484.240)

      NAC 484D.240  Mounting requirements. (NRS

481.051, 484D.525)  When a

motor vehicle in this State must be equipped with traction devices, tire chains

or snow tires, the devices or chains must be installed or the tires must be

mounted on at least:

     1.  Two driving wheels of a motor vehicle;

and

     2.  Two braking wheels of any trailing

vehicle in a combination of vehicles if the trailing vehicle is equipped or

required to be equipped with brakes.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh., eff. 1-17-84; A

by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 12-1-89)—(Substituted in revision for

NAC 484.245)

Emblems for Slow Moving Vehicles

      NAC 484D.250  Purpose; scope. (NRS

484D.545)

     1.  NAC 484D.250

to 484D.275, inclusive, establish specifications

for a unique identification emblem for use on slow moving vehicles when

operated or transported on public roads.

     2.  These sections establish emblem

dimensional specifications, performance requirements and related test

procedures.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Emblem for Slow Moving Veh. Reg.

§§ 1 & 2, eff. 12-26-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.250)

      NAC 484D.255  “Slow moving vehicle” defined. (NRS

484D.545)  As

used in NAC 484D.250 to 484D.275,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, “slow moving vehicle” means

any vehicle or combination of vehicles designed for and operated at speeds of

25 miles per hour or less when moved on a highway, whether pulled, towed or

self-propelled, and whether in daytime or nighttime.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Emblem for Slow Moving Veh. Reg.

§ 3, eff. 12-26-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.255)

      NAC 484D.260  Description of emblem. (NRS

484D.545)  The

identification emblem consists of a fluorescent yellow-orange triangle with a

dark red reflective border. The yellow-orange fluorescent triangle is for

daylight identification. The reflective border defines the shape of the

fluorescent color in daylight and becomes a hollow red triangle in the path of

motor vehicle headlights at night.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Emblem for Slow Moving Veh. Reg.

§ 4, eff. 12-26-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.260)

      NAC 484D.265  Specifications

for emblem. (NRS 484D.545)

     1.  The emblem must be entirely visible in

daylight and at night from all distances between 600 feet and 100 feet (182.88

meters to 30.48 meters) from the rear when directly in front of lawful upper

beam of headlamps.

     2.  The size must be as shown:

 



 

     3.  The spectrophotometric color values of

the yellow-orange fluorescent material must have a dominant wave length of

590-610 millimicrons and a purity of 98 percent before test. After the

durability test required by subsection 2 of NAC

484D.270, the dominant wave length of the fluorescent material must not

change more than 10 percent.

     4.  The reflective material must have minimum

intensity values at each of the angles listed in this subsection. After the

durability test, the minimum reflective intensity values for the reflective

material must not change more than 20 percent from the following values:

 



                                             Minimum

Reflective Intensity Values. R







 





 





 







 





 





 







     Divergence





             Incidence





                         Reflective







      Angle,

Deg





             Angle,

Deg





                         Intensity,

R







 





 





 







 





 





 







          0.2





                       0





                                  10







          0.2





                     15





                                    7







          0.2





                     30





                                    5







          0.5





                       0





                                    5







          0.5





                     15





                                    4







          0.5





                     30





                                    2







 





 





 





 

Measurements must be conducted in accordance with photometric

testing procedures for reflex-reflectors as specified in Society of Automotive

Engineers Standard, SAE J594, Reflex Reflectors, and using 50, ±5 square inches

(322.6, ± 32.3 square centimeters) of reflective material. The maximum

dimension of the test surface must not be greater than 1.5 times the minimum

dimension. The reflective intensity (R) is computed from the equation.



 





 







 





(Lr) (d)







R =





_______







 





(Ls) (A)





 

     where

R  =   reflective intensity,

candlepower per incident foot-candle per square foot

Lr =   illumination incident upon

receiver at observation point, foot-candles

Ls =   illumination

incident upon a plane perpendicular to the incident ray at the test specimen

position, foot-candles

d   =   distance

from test specimen to source of illumination (100 ft. as specified in SAE

J594), feet

A  =   area of test surface, square

feet

 

     5.  The reflective and fluorescent materials

must be tough, flexible and of sufficient thickness and strength to meet the

requirements of this section and NAC 484D.270.

After the durability test, the fluorescent and reflective material must show no

appreciable discoloration, cracking, crazing, blistering, loss of durable bond

or dimensional change.

     6.  Backing material for portable

identification emblems must be equivalent to 0.040 in. (0.1016 millimeters)

minimum thickness aluminum, 22-gauge (0.030 in. or 0.76 mm) minimum thickness

mill-galvanized or coated sheet steel with the surface clean and receptive to a

durable bond. The backing material must be free of burrs.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Emblem for Slow Moving Veh. Reg.

§ 5, eff. 12-26-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.265)

      NAC 484D.270  Testing procedures for emblem. (NRS

484D.545)

     1.  The emblem must be tested in conformance

with the following sections from SAE J575, Tests for Motor Vehicle Lighting

Devices and Components:

     (a) Section B—Samples for tests;

     (b) Section D—Laboratory facilities;

     (c) Section E—Vibration test; and

     (d) Section H—Corrosion test which pertains to face

of emblem only.

     2.  Samples must be exposed to the sun at an

angle of 45 degrees to horizontal and facing south per ASTM International, ASTM

D1014, Conducting Exterior Exposure Tests of Paints on Steel. The periods of

time for such tests are:

 



 





 





 







 





      Minimum

Test Period, Months







 





 





 







                     Location





  Fluorescent





          Reflective







 





 





 







 





 





 







               Outside in Midwest





         12





                24







                            or





 





 







           Outside in Miami,

Florida





           6





                12







 





 





 







 

     3.  Each test sample must be dropped from a

height of 5 feet (1.53 m) to a smooth hard surface equivalent to rigid metal or

concrete. Each test sample must be submitted to three drop tests: corner drop,

edge drop and flat drop. Failure occurs when the emblem will no longer meet the

requirements in NAC 484D.265.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Emblem for Slow Moving Veh. Reg.

§ 6, eff. 12-26-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.270)

      NAC 484D.275  Mounting of emblem on vehicle. (NRS

484D.545)

     1.  The emblem must be mounted point up as

shown in subsection 2 of NAC 484D.265 in a plane

perpendicular to the direction of travel plus or minus 10 degrees. It must be

placed at the rear of the vehicle, unobscured and 2 to 6 feet (0.61 to 1.83 m)

above the ground measured from the lower edge of the emblem. It may be

permanently attached to equipment when practical. Portable emblems must be

mounted by using bracket sockets and identification emblem brackets specified

in ASAE Standard § 277, Mounting Brackets and Socket for Farm and Light

Industrial Equipment Warning Lamp and Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) Identification

Emblem.

     2.  The emblem does not replace warning

devices as tail lamps, reflectors, flashing lights or warning flags and is not

to be used as a clearance marker for wide equipment.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Emblem for Slow Moving Veh. Reg.

§ 7, eff. 12-26-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.275)

Tinting of Windows

      NAC 484D.280  Application for exemption from standards: Content; filing. (NRS 484D.440)

     1.  A person may apply for a permit for an

exemption from the provisions of subsection 2 of NRS 484D.440 by filing an

application therefor in writing. The application must include:

     (a) The name and address of the applicant;

     (b) A description of the motor vehicle, including

its year of manufacture, make, model, color and vehicle identification number,

and the number of the license plate attached to the motor vehicle;

     (c) A description of the percentage of total light

transmission after placing, installing, affixing or applying any transparent

material upon the windshield or any side or rear window of the motor vehicle;

and

     (d) Any sworn statements or documentation required

to support the exemption.

     2.  An application for a permit for an

exemption must be filed with the Nevada Highway Patrol, Department of Public

Safety, 555 Wright Way, Carson City, Nevada 89711.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety,

eff. 7-17-96)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.280)

      NAC 484D.285  Sworn statement required for exemption. (NRS 484D.440)  The

Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles may issue a permit for an exemption

from the provisions of subsection 2 of NRS 484D.440 if the applicant

provides to the Director:

     1.  A sworn statement by:

     (a) The treating physician of the applicant

attesting that the applicant suffers from a medical condition which requires

the placement, installation, affixation or application of transparent material

upon the windshield or any side or rear window of the motor vehicle; and

     (b) The applicant attesting that he or she is the

primary driver of the motor vehicle;

     2.  A sworn statement by the applicant

attesting that the motor vehicle is operated exclusively as an ambulance or

hearse, and a copy of the permit issued pursuant to NRS 450B.200 or 450B.210 if the motor vehicle is

an ambulance; or

     3.  A sworn statement by the applicant

attesting that the motor vehicle will be used by a federal, state or local law

enforcement agency for surveillance, to transport canines, or for undercover or

forensic purposes.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety,

eff. 7-17-96)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.285)

      NAC 484D.290  Prohibition on application for exemption. (NRS 484D.440)  The

owner of a motor vehicle with a gross weight rating of 10,000 pounds or more

which is subject to the provisions of 49 C.F.R. Part 393.60(b) may not apply

for a permit for an exemption from the provisions of subsection 2 of NRS 484D.440.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety,

eff. 7-17-96)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.290)

SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD

Combination of Vehicles

      NAC 484D.300  Definitions. (NRS 484D.615)  As used

in NAC 484D.300 to 484D.455,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined

in NAC 484D.305 to 484D.365,

inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Supplied in codification; A by Dep’t of Transportation

by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.300)

      NAC 484D.305  “Cargo body” defined. (NRS

484D.615)  “Cargo

body” means the part of the body of a vehicle which is used to haul cargo.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 2,

eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.305)

      NAC 484D.310  “Cargo carrying unit length” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Cargo

carrying unit length” means the distance from the front of the first cargo unit

to the rear of the last cargo unit of a combination of vehicles.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R053-05,

eff. 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.307)

      NAC 484D.315  “Cargo unit” defined. (NRS

484D.615)  “Cargo

unit” means a full-sized truck, a trailer, a semitrailer, or a semitrailer

which has been converted to a trailer by use of a converter gear dolly. The

term does not mean a truck-tractor.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 3,

eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.310)

      NAC 484D.320  “Combination

of vehicles” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Combination

of vehicles” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.050.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 4,

eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.315)

      NAC 484D.325  “Converter gear dolly” defined. (NRS

484D.615)  “Converter

gear dolly” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 706.056.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 5,

eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.320)

      NAC 484D.330  “Current medical certificate” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Current

medical certificate” means a certificate of physical examination issued within

the previous 24 months pursuant to the provisions of 49 C.F.R. § 391.43.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R053-05,

eff. 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.322)

      NAC 484D.335  “Department” defined. (NRS

484D.615)  “Department”

means the Department of Transportation.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 6,

eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.325)

      NAC 484D.340  “Highway” defined. (NRS

484D.615)  “Highway”

has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

484A.095.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 7,

eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.330)

      NAC 484D.345  “Semitrailer” defined. (NRS

484D.615)  “Semitrailer”

has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

484A.235.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 8,

eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.335)

      NAC 484D.350  “Trailer” defined. (NRS

484D.615)  “Trailer”

has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

484A.295.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 9,

eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.340)

      NAC 484D.355  “Truck” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Truck”

has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

484A.305.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 10,

eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.345)

      NAC 484D.360  “Truck-tractor” defined. (NRS

484D.615)  “Truck-tractor”

has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

484A.310.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 11,

eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.350)

      NAC 484D.365  “Vehicle” defined. (NRS

484D.615)  “Vehicle”

has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

484A.320.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 12,

eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.355)

      NAC 484D.370  Transfer

of special permit for operation of combination in excess of 70 feet in length. (NRS 484D.615)  The

transfer of permits issued pursuant to NRS 484D.615 is authorized only

if the following conditions are met:

     1.  The width and height dimensions of the

new combination of vehicles which will receive the permit are the same as those

identified on the permit;

     2.  The length of the new combination of vehicles

which will receive the permit is the same or more than that identified on the

permit;

     3.  The distance between the first and last

axle of any axle configuration and the number of axles within the axle

configuration of the new combination of vehicles which will receive the permit

are the same as or greater than that identified on the permit;

     4.  The gross vehicle weight of the new

combination of vehicles which will receive the permit does not exceed that

identified on the permit;

     5.  The overall gross weight on any group of

two or more consecutive axles to the nearest 500 pounds of the new combination

of vehicles which will receive the permit does not exceed the determined

overall gross weight on any group of two or more consecutive axles to the nearest

500 pounds as calculated according to the federal Bridge Gross Weight Formula,

as defined in 23 C.F.R. § 658.5;

     6.  The permit may not be transferred to a

new permit holder, but may only be transferred to another combination of

vehicles owned and operated by the original permit holder; and

     7.  The holder of an annual multiple-trip

permit may transfer the original permit to a leased or rented vehicle with the

vehicle combinations which are identified on the permit. The leased or rented

vehicle must:

     (a) Carry the original permit;

     (b) Carry the original notarized lease agreement or

the original customer copy of the rental agreement; and

     (c) Be marked in accordance with 49 C.F.R. §

390.21.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R053-05,

eff. 9-7-2005; A by R157-06, 11-13-2006)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.357)

      NAC 484D.375  Suspension of permit for violations of condition or restriction. (NRS 484D.615)  If

drivers employed by a permittee or by a company under contract to a permittee

receive citations on three separate occasions within a period of 6 months for

violations of a condition or restriction on the permit, the Department may

suspend all permit privileges of the permittee for up to 30 days.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R053-05,

eff. 9-7-2005; A by R156-06, 11-13-2006)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.358)

      NAC 484D.380  Maximum cargo carrying unit length. (NRS 484D.615)  No

person may operate on any highway of Nevada a combination of vehicles which,

when coupled together, has a cargo carrying unit length of more than:

     1.  If the combination of vehicles consists

of a truck-tractor coupled with two or three cargo units, 95 feet; or

     2.  If the combination of vehicles consists

of a truck coupled with one or two cargo units, 98 feet.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 13,

eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.360)

      NAC 484D.385  Maximum number and placement of cargo units. (NRS 484D.615)

     1.  A combination of vehicles may not consist

of more than:

     (a) If the combination of vehicles consists of a

truck-tractor coupled with cargo units, three cargo units; or

     (b) If the combination of vehicles consists of a

truck coupled with cargo units, two cargo units.

     2.  Except as provided in subsection 3, the

shortest trailer must be placed at the rear of a combination of vehicles.

     3.  If a shorter trailer is heavier and a

longer trailer is lighter, the longer trailer must be placed behind the shorter

trailer.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles §§ 14

& 16, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision

for NAC 484.365)

      NAC 484D.390  Maximum length of trailer or semitrailer. (NRS 484D.615)  A

trailer, a semitrailer or a semitrailer converted to a trailer by the use of a

converter gear dolly must not have a body for cargo which is more than 48 feet

long if it is operated in a combination of vehicles consisting of more than one

unit for cargo. A trailer or semitrailer which is 48 feet in length may not be

used in combination with another trailer or semitrailer which is more than 42

feet in length.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 15,

eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A 10-17-86)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.370)

      NAC 484D.395  Use of converter gear dolly. (NRS

484D.615)  A

converter gear dolly used in a combination of vehicles may have one or more

axles and must be equipped with safety chains or cables to be secured to the

vehicle pulling the dolly. The combination of any safety chains or cables used

must be strong enough to prevent the dolly and any cargo units attached to the

dolly from separating from the vehicle which is pulling it if the hitch on the

dolly fails.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 17,

eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.375)

      NAC 484D.400  Transportation of forklifts. (NRS

484D.615)

     1.  A combination of vehicles which consists

of not more than two cargo units, but excluding a full-sized truck which has a

cargo body and a hitch for the transportation of trailers or semitrailers, and

which has a total length when coupled together of less than 70 feet may

transport a forklift which, when added to the length of the vehicles, makes the

total length 70 feet or more, if all the conditions of this section are met.

     2.  The forklift must be required for loading

or unloading a cargo unit or a cargo body, but excluding a full-sized truck

which has a cargo body and a hitch for the transportation of trailers or

semitrailers, in the combination of vehicles on or to which the forklift is

transported.

     3.  The forklift must be:

     (a) Transported behind or on the last vehicle in

the combination of vehicles; and

     (b) Securely fastened in a manner that prevents any

part of the forklift from moving during transport, excluding the wheels of the

forklift if the forklift is being towed.

     4.  The total length of the forklift must not

be more than 18 feet, as measured from the rear of the vehicle which is in

front of the forklift to the rear of the forklift.

     5.  The operator of a combination of vehicles

which includes a forklift must limit the speed of the vehicles to a speed which

does not cause the forklift to sway or track in an alignment different than

that of the vehicle transporting it.

     6.  If a forklift is transported after dark,

it must have tail lamps, stop lamps, turn signals and any other lighting

required to be on the rear of the last vehicle in a combination of vehicles. A

temporary device which meets the requirements for lighting may be attached to

the forklift to comply with this subsection.

     7.  All lamps and other lighting on a

forklift must be operated in the same manner as lamps and lighting on the rear

of the last vehicle in a combination of vehicles.

     8.  If a forklift is transported by towing, a

pressure hitch is not required to couple the forklift to the vehicle towing it

but the device used for coupling must be strong enough to prevent the forklift

from separating from the vehicle which is towing it.

     9.  If a forklift is transported by affixing

the forklift to a cargo unit, the forklift must be securely fastened using

chains or cables of sufficient strength to prevent the forklift from moving or

separating from the vehicle transporting it while being transported.

     10.  As used in this section, “transport”

means to affix to a cargo unit or to tow.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 18,

eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.380)

      NAC 484D.405  Brakes; type of hitch. (NRS

484D.615)

     1.  All systems and components used for

braking a combination of vehicles must be in compliance with all state and

federal laws and regulations, including laws and regulations relating to the

installation and maintenance of systems for normal braking, for automatic

braking upon the unexpected separation of vehicles, for parking brakes and for

warning devices.

     2.  Except as provided in subsection 8 of NAC 484D.400, hitches which couple and lock under

pressure, for example, under pneumatic pressure or pressure exerted by a

spring, must be used to couple any two vehicles in a combination of vehicles.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles §§ 19

& 20, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.385)

      NAC 484D.410  Vehicles required to track in straight alignment. (NRS 484D.615)  All

vehicles in a combination of vehicles and all devices used to couple vehicles

in the combination must be designed, constructed and installed so that each

towed vehicle follows the alignment of the towing vehicle, without shifting or

swerving more than 3 inches to the right or left of that alignment when the

combination is moving in a straight line on a level, smooth, paved highway

during calm, dry weather conditions.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 21,

eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.390)

      NAC 484D.415  Requirements for power. (NRS

484D.615)

     1.  A combination of vehicles must, during

calm, dry weather conditions, be capable of:

     (a) Acceleration and operation on a level highway

at speeds which are compatible with other traffic and the speed limit on the

highway; and

     (b) Maintaining a minimum speed of 20 miles per

hour on any grade on which the combination is to be operated.

     2.  The operator of a towing vehicle used in

a combination of vehicles shall maintain the engine and drive train of the

towing vehicle to meet the requirements of this section.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 22,

eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.395)

      NAC 484D.420  Emergency and safety equipment. (NRS

484D.615)  Every

full-sized truck or truck-tractor used in a combination of vehicles must be

equipped with at least the following emergency and safety equipment:

     1.  One fire extinguisher which meets

“Classification B” of the National Fire Protection Association or the standards

of Underwriters Laboratories Inc., 1655 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara,

California 95050-4169, which were in effect on June 30, 1951.

     2.  One spare light bulb for every electrical

lighting device used on the rear of the last vehicle in a combination of

vehicles.

     3.  One spare fuse for each different kind

and size of fuse used in every vehicle in the combination of vehicles. If the electrical

system of any vehicle in the combination contains any devices for protection of

electrical circuits from overloading, other than fuses and circuit breakers

which can be reset, one spare of each such device must be kept as emergency and

safety equipment.

     4.  Any

flares, reflectors or red electrical lanterns which meet state or federal law

or regulation.

     5.  During the seasons when it is likely that

weather conditions may require the use of tire chains, one set of chains for

each wheel to which power is applied.

     6.  Any equipment required pursuant to the

provisions of 49 C.F.R. §§ 393 et seq., which is hereby adopted by reference. A

copy of 49 C.F.R. §§ 393 et seq. may be obtained for $64 from the

Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 979050,

St. Louis, Missouri 63197-9000, or by toll-free telephone at (866) 512-1800.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 23,

eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.400)

      NAC 484D.425  Restrictions on operation. (NRS

484D.615)  Every

operator of a combination of vehicles shall comply with the following

restrictions on its operation:

     1.  The maximum speed for a combination of

vehicles is the lowest of the following speeds:

     (a) The maximum speed posted on the highway being

used; or

     (b) The speed set forth in a permit issued by the

Department for a particular highway or a section of a particular highway.

     2.  An operator who uses correcting lenses to

meet the requirements of NAC 484D.430 shall wear

properly prescribed glasses or contact lenses whenever he or she operates a

combination of vehicles.

     3.  A distance of at least 500 feet must be

maintained between any two combinations of vehicles operating at highway

speeds, except when one combination of vehicles is passing another.

     4.  A combination of vehicles must not be

driven on any highway if it cannot be operated at all times on the right-hand

side of the centerline of a highway having one lane for each direction of

traffic or in the right-hand lane of a highway having two or more lanes for

each direction of traffic, except when:

     (a) Passing another vehicle traveling in the same

direction; or

     (b) The highway is otherwise marked or posted.

     5.  If a combination of vehicles is disabled

for any reason other than an accident, it must be parked off the highway or as

far off the traveled portion of the highway as is possible.

     6.  If it is necessary to stop a combination

of vehicles on the paved portion of a highway, the operator shall not leave the

combination of vehicles unattended except to seek help after placing warning

devices in the required manner.

     7.  The operator of a combination of vehicles

must place warning devices if he or she stops the combination of vehicles on or

adjacent to a highway during the hours of darkness.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 24,

eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A 2-3-94; R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for

NAC 484.405)

      NAC 484D.430  Operators: General requirements.

(NRS 484D.615)

     1.  Every person who is responsible for

hiring, training, supervising or dispatching operators of combinations of

vehicles shall ensure that the operators meet the provisions of this section

and may not knowingly allow any person who does not meet the requirements of

this section to operate a combination of vehicles.

     2.  An operator must be in good mental health

and physical condition and must meet the requirements of 49 C.F.R. § 391.41,

which is hereby adopted by reference. A copy of 49 C.F.R. § 391.41 may be

obtained for $64 from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing

Office, P.O. Box 979050, St. Louis, Missouri 63197-9000, or by toll-free

telephone at (866) 512-1800.

     3.  An

operator must be at least 25 years of age and be competent, by experience or

training, to operate a combination of vehicles safely.

     4.  An operator must be able to read, speak

and understand the English language at a level sufficient to communicate with

law enforcement and be familiar with the laws and regulations pertaining to

operation of combinations of vehicles in this State.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 25,

eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.410)

      NAC 484D.435  Operators: Current medical certificate required. (NRS 484D.615)

     1.  A person shall not operate a combination

of vehicles unless he or she has a current medical certificate.

     2.  A person shall not require or allow any

other person to operate a combination of vehicles unless that person has a

current medical certificate.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 26,

eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A 2-3-94; R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for

NAC 484.415)

      NAC 484D.440  Current medical certificate: Possession of copy at principal

place of business and by operator. (NRS 484D.615)

     1.  Every person who owns or manages a

business which operates one or more combinations of vehicles shall keep at his

or her principal place of business a copy of the current medical certificate of

each person who operates a combination of vehicles for the business.

     2.  Every operator of a combination of

vehicles shall have in his or her possession while operating the combination a

copy of his or her current medical certificate.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 27,

eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.420)

      NAC 484D.445  Insurance required. (NRS

484D.615)  Every

operator of a combination of vehicles operated in this State shall procure and

be covered by a policy of liability insurance which has limits for personal

injury of at least $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident and limits for

damage to property of at least $50,000.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 28,

eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.425)

      NAC 484D.450  Additional requirements. (NRS

484D.615)

     1.  The Department may impose additional

restrictions and requirements not set forth in NAC

484D.300 to 484D.455, inclusive, as a

condition for the operation of combinations of vehicles over particular

highways or sections of particular highways in this State.

     2.  The Department will revoke or amend a

decision to allow the operation of a combination of vehicles on any highway of

this State if changed circumstances or conditions render the operation of the

combination of vehicles impracticable or unsafe.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 30,

eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.435)

      NAC 484D.455  Determination of maximum gross load; distribution of maximum

weight. (NRS

484D.615)  No

internal group of axles may have a gross load more than that shown by the

following table and the maximum weight authorized by the table must be

distributed so that the weight on any group of two or more consecutive axles

does not exceed the limits prescribed in NRS 484D.635:

 



Distance

in ft. Between the Extremes of any Group of Consecutive Axles.





 

 

Maximum Load in Pounds Carried on any Group of

Consecutive Axles.







 







 





2





3





4





5





6





7





8





9

or More







 





Axles





Axles





Axles





Axles





Axles





Axles





Axles





Axles







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







4





34,000





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







5





34,000





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







6





34,000





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







7





34,000





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







8





34,000





42,000





 





 





 





 





 





 







9





39,000





43,000





 





 





 





 





 





 







10





40,000





43,500





 





 





 





 





 





 







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







11





40,000





44,500





 





 





 





 





 





 







12





40,000





45,000





50,000





 





 





 





 





 







13





40,000





46,000





50,500





 





 





 





 





 







14





40,000





46,500





51,500





 





 





 





 





 







15





40,000





47,500





52,000





 





 





 





 





 







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







16





40,000





48,000





52,500





58,000





 





 





 





 







17





40,000





49,000





53,500





58,500





 





 





 





 







18





40,000





49,500





54,000





59,500





 





 





 





 







19





40,000





50,500





54,500





60,000





 





 





 





 







20





40,000





51,000





55,500





60,500





66,000





 





 





 







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







21





40,000





52,000





56,000





61,000





66,500





 





 





 







22





40,000





52,500





56,500





62,000





67,000





 





 





 







23





40,000





53,500





57,500





62,500





68,000





 





 





 







24





40,000





54,000





58,000





63,000





68,500





74,000





 





 







25





40,000





55,000





58,500





63,500





69,000





74,500





 





 







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







26





40,000





55,500





59,500





64,500





69,500





75,000





 





 







27





40,000





56,500





60,000





65,000





70,000





76,000





 





 







28





40,000





57,000





60,500





65,500





71,000





76,500





82,000





 







29





40,000





58,000





61,500





66,000





71,500





77,000





82,500





 







30





40,000





58,500





62,000





67,000





72,000





77,500





83,000





 







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







31





40,000





59,500





62,500





67,500





72,500





78,000





83,500





 







32





40,000





60,000





63,500





68,000





73,000





78,500





84,500





90,000







33





40,000





60,000





64,000





68,500





74,000





79,500





85,000





90,500







34





40,000





60,000





64,500





69,500





74,500





80,000





85,500





91,000







35





40,000





60,000





65,500





70,000





75,000





80,500





86,000





91,500







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







36





40,000





60,000





66,000*





70,500





75,500





81,000





86,500





92,500







37





40,000





60,000





66,500*





71,000





76,000





81,500





87,000





93,000







38





40,000





60,000





67,500*





72,000





77,000





82,000





87,500





93,500







39





40,000





60,000





68,000





72,500





77,500





83,000





88,500





94,000







40





40,000





60,000





68,500





73,000





78,000





83,500





89,000





94,500







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







41





40,000





60,000





69,500





73,500





78,500





84,000





89,500





95,000







42





40,000





60,000





70,000





74,500





79,000





84,500





90,000





95,500







43





40,000





60,000





70,500





75,000





80,000





85,000





90,500





96,000







44





40,000





60,000





71,500





75,500





80,500





85,500





91,000





97,000







45





40,000





60,000





72,000





76,000





81,000





86,500





91,500





97,500







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







46





40,000





60,000





72,500





77,000





81,500





87,000





92,500





98,000







47





40,000





60,000





73,500





77,500





82,000





87,500





93,000





98,500







48





40,000





60,000





74,000





78,000





83,000





88,000





93,500





99,000







49





40,000





60,000





74,500





78,500





83,500





88,500





94,000





99,500







50





40,000





60,000





75,500





79,500





84,000





89,000





94,500





100,000







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







51





40,000





60,000





76,000





80,000





84,500





90,000





95,000





100,500







52





40,000





60,000





76,500





80,500





85,000





90,500





95,500





101,500







53





40,000





60,000





77,500





81,000





86,000





91,000





96,500





102,000







54





40,000





60,000





78,000





82,000





86,500





91,500





97,000





102,500







55





40,000





60,000





78,500





82,500





87,000





92,000





97,500





103,000







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







56





40,000





60,000





79,500





83,000





87,500





92,500





98,000





103,500







57





40,000





60,000





80,000





83,500





88,000





93,500





98,500





104,000







58





40,000





60,000





80,000





84,500





89,000





94,000





99,000





104,500







59





40,000





60,000





80,000





85,000





89,500





94,500





99,500





105,000







60





40,000





60,000





80,000





85,500





90,000





95,000





100,500





106,000







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







61





40,000





60,000





80,000





86,000





90,500





95,500





101,000





106,500







62





40,000





60,000





80,000





87,000





91,000





96,000





101,500





107,000







63





40,000





60,000





80,000





87,500





92,000





97,000





102,000





107,500







64





40,000





60,000





80,000





88,000





92,500





97,500





102,500





108,000







65





40,000





60,000





80,000





88,500





93,000





98,000





103,000





108,500







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







66





40,000





60,000





80,000





89,500





93,500





98,500





103,500





109,000







67





40,000





60,000





80,000





90,000





94,000





99,000





104,500





109,500







68





40,000





60,000





80,000





90,500





95,000





99,500





105,000





110,500







69





40,000





60,000





80,000





91,000





95,500





100,500





105,500





111,000







70





40,000





60,000





80,000





92,000





96,000





101,000





106,000





111,500







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







71





40,000





60,000





80,000





92,500





96,500





101,500





106,500





112,000







72





40,000





60,000





80,000





93,000





97,000





102,000





107,000





112,500







73





40,000





60,000





80,000





93,500





98,000





102,500





107,500





113,000







74





40,000





60,000





80,000





94,500





98,500





103,000





108,500





113,500







75





40,000





60,000





80,000





95,000





99,000





104,000





109,000





114,000







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







76





40,000





60,000





80,000





95,500





99,500





104,500





109,500





115,000







77





40,000





60,000





80,000





96,000





100,000





105,000





110,000





115,500







78





40,000





60,000





80,000





97,000





101,000





105,500





110,500





116,000







79





40,000





60,000





80,000





97,500





101,500





106,000





111,000





116,500







80





40,000





60,000





80,000





98,000





102,000





106,500





111,500





117,000







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







81





40,000





60,000





80,000





98,500





102,500





107,500





112,500





117,500







82





40,000





60,000





80,000





99,500





103,000





108,000





113,000





118,000







83





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





104,000





108,500





113,500





118,500







84





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





104,500





109,000





114,000





119,500







85





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





105,000





109,500





114,500





120,000







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







86





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





105,500





110,000





115,000





120,500







87





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





106,000





111,000





115,500





121,000







88





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





107,000





111,500





116,500





121,500







89





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





107,500





112,000





117,000





122,000







90





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





108,000





112,500





117,500





122,500







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







91





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





108,500





113,000





118,000





123,000







92





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





109,000





113,500





118,500





124,000







93





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





110,000





114,500





119,000





124,500







94





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





110,500





115,000





119,500





125,000







95





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





111,000





115,500





120,500





125,500







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







96





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





111,500





116,000





121,000





126,000







97





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





112,000





116,500





121,500





126,500







98





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





113,000





117,000





122,000





127,000







99





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





113,500





118,000





122,500





127,500







100





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





114,000





118,500





123,000





128,500







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







101





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





114,500





119,000





123,500





129,000







102





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





115,000





119,500





124,500





129,000







103





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





116,000





120,000





125,000





129,000







104





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





116,500





120,500





125,500





129,000







105





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





117,000





121,500





126,000





129,000







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







106





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





117,500





122,000





126,500





129,000







107





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





118,000





122,500





127,000





129,000







108





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





119,000





123,000





127,500





129,000







109





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





119,500





123,500





128,500





129,000







110





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





120,000





124,000





129,000





129,000







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







111





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





120,000





125,000





129,000





129,000







112





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





120,000





125,500





129,000





129,000







113





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





120,000





126,000





129,000





129,000







114





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





120,000





126,500





129,000





129,000







115





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





120,000





127,000





129,000





129,000







 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 





 







116





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





120,000





127,500





129,000





129,000







117





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





120,000





128,500





129,000





129,000







118





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





120,000





129,000





129,000





129,000







119





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





120,000





129,000





129,000





129,000







120





40,000





60,000





80,000





100,000





120,000





129,000





129,000





129,000





























 

* If the four axles are two consecutive sets of tandem axles

with a distance of 36 feet or more between the first and last axle, the axles

may carry a total weight of 68,000 pounds, but neither tandem axle may carry

more than 34,000 pounds.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles,

Procedure and Table of Axles, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A 10-17-86; R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted

in revision for NAC 484.440)

Vehicles of Excess Size or Weight

      NAC 484D.500  Definitions. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  As used

in NAC 484D.500 to 484D.695,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined

in NAC 484D.505 to 484D.595,

inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R127-98,

eff. 7-22-99; A by R113-02, 10-16-2002; R052-05, 9-7-2005; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted

in revision for NAC 484.460)

      NAC 484D.505  “Combination of vehicles” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Combination

of vehicles” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.050.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.462)

      NAC 484D.510  “Commodity” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Commodity”

means an economic good that is easily reducible in size, including, without

limitation, fruit, vegetables, gravel, sand, recyclable materials or refuse.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.464)

      NAC 484D.515  “Controlled-access highway” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Controlled-access

highway” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.060.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R052-05,

eff. 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.465)

      NAC 484D.520  “Department” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Department”

means the Department of Transportation.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.466)

      NAC 484D.525  “Holiday

hours” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  “Holiday

hours” means:

     (a) If a holiday is observed on a Monday, from 12

noon until 12 midnight on the Friday immediately preceding the holiday and from

12 noon until 12 midnight on the Monday on which the holiday is observed.

     (b) If a holiday, other than Thanksgiving Day, is

observed on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. on the

day of the holiday.

     (c) If a holiday is observed on a Friday, from 12

noon until 12 midnight on the Thursday immediately preceding the holiday and

from 12 noon until 12 midnight on the Sunday immediately following the holiday.

     (d) Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in

November, from 12 noon until 12 midnight on the Wednesday immediately preceding

Thanksgiving Day and from 12 noon until 12 midnight on the Sunday immediately

following Thanksgiving Day.

     2.  As used in this section, “holiday” means:

     (a) New Year’s Day, January 1;

     (b) Memorial Day, the last Monday in May;

     (c) Independence Day, July 4;

     (d) Labor Day, the first Monday in September;

     (e) Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in

November; and

     (f) Christmas Day, December 25.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R161-07,

eff. 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.467)

      NAC 484D.530  “Hours of darkness” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Hours

of darkness” means one-half hour after sunset until one-half hour before

sunrise.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.468)

      NAC 484D.535  “Hours of daylight” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Hours

of daylight” means one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after

sunset.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R161-07,

eff. 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.469)

      NAC 484D.540  “Load” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Load”

means any commodity, equipment, manufactured housing, structure or other item

placed on a vehicle so that it may be transported.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.470)

      NAC 484D.545  “Manufactured home” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Manufactured

home” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.120.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.472)

      NAC 484D.550  “Mobile home” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Mobile

home” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484D.030.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.474)

      NAC 484D.555  “Nonreducible

load” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Nonreducible

load” means a load that cannot be reduced in length, width or height.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t

of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.476)

      NAC 484D.560  “Overhang” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Overhang”

means the portion of a load carried by an oversized vehicle that extends beyond

the front end or rear end of the vehicle.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R161-07,

eff. 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.477)

      NAC 484D.565  “Oversized” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Oversized”

means exceeding the maximum legal limit for length, width or height.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.478)

      NAC 484D.570  “Overweight” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Overweight”

means exceeding the maximum legal limit for weight.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.480)

      NAC 484D.575  “Reducible load” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Reducible

load” means a load which can be reduced in length, width or height.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.482)

      NAC 484D.580  “Special mobile equipment” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Special

mobile equipment” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.245.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.484)

      NAC 484D.585  “Tire width” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Tire

width” means the width which is set by the manufacturer of the tire and which

is inscribed on the sidewall of the tire.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.488)

      NAC 484D.590  “Vehicle” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Vehicle”

means every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be

transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by human power or

used exclusively upon stationary rails. The term includes any one vehicle,

combination of vehicles or combination of vehicles and loads.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.493)

      NAC 484D.595  “Weekend” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Weekend”

means from one-half hour after sunset on a Friday until one-half hour before

sunrise on the immediately following Monday.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R161-07,

eff. 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.495)

      NAC 484D.600  Permits:

General requirement; issuance. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  A transportation permit is required for

the operation of an oversized or overweight vehicle to travel a determined

route with a designated load for a designated period.

     2.  The Department will issue, or allow to be

issued by an authorized station, a permit for a vehicle that is oversized or

overweight. The Department will not issue, or allow to be issued by an

authorized station, a permit for a vehicle that has a reducible load, unless

the load is a commodity.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads

Introduction, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff.

10-16-2002; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.500)

      NAC 484D.605  Exemptions from provisions. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  The provisions of NAC

484D.500 to 484D.695, inclusive, do not apply

to a vehicle over 70 feet in length which has a reducible load and which is

governed by NAC 484D.300 to 484D.455, inclusive.

     2.  The provisions of NAC

484D.500 to 484D.695, inclusive, do not apply

to passenger buses.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I

§ B, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002;

R037-04, 8-18-2004; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.505)

      NAC 484D.610  Availability of permits. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  Annual multiple-trip permits, special

permits and single-trip permits are available from the Department of

Transportation, 1263 South Stewart Street, Carson City, Nevada 89712, Monday

through Friday, excluding holidays, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00

p.m.

     2.  Single-trip permits are also available

from the Department by telephone at (775) 888-7410 or (800) 552-2127, Monday

through Friday, excluding holidays, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00

p.m.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I

§ D, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R127-98, 7-22-99;

R113-02, 10-16-2002; R113-02, 10-16-2002, eff. 1-1-2003; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted

in revision for NAC 484.510)

      NAC 484D.615  Applications for permits. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  An application for an annual

multiple-trip permit or a special permit must be:

     (a) Submitted to the Department, on a form

prescribed by the Department, that is signed by the applicant or his or her

authorized agent;

     (b) Submitted in writing, although a facsimile

application will constitute a writing;

     (c) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484D.600, submitted not later

than 30 days before the first day of travel for which the permit is required;

and

     (d) Accompanied by the appropriate fee, if any,

unless credit has been established.

     2.  An application for a single-trip permit:

     (a) May be made to the Department in person or

orally by telephone; and

     (b) Must be submitted not later than 4 p.m. on the

last business day before the first day of travel for which the permit is

required.

Ê Payment for

the single-trip permit must be made at the time the applicant applies for the

permit.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I

§ E, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002;

R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.515)

      NAC 484D.620  Insurance: Transporters of manufactured or mobile homes or

similar structures. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  Transporters

of manufactured homes, mobile homes and other similar structures must maintain

insurance in such amounts as required pursuant to NRS 484D.715 and file evidence of

maintaining that insurance with the Department. After that evidence is on file

with the Department, the transporters may use a facsimile for obtaining permits

without resubmitting evidence of insurance before each trip. Expiration or

cancellation of the insurance automatically revokes the permit.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I

§ F, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted

in revision for NAC 484.520)

      NAC 484D.625  Duration and use of permits generally. (NRS 484D.600, 484D.615, 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  A single-trip permit for the movement of

an oversized or overweight vehicle:

     (a) Is valid for a period of 5 days as set forth on

the permit; and

     (b) May authorize the vehicle to make a round trip

over a designated route and to travel laden on one leg and unladen on the other

leg of the round trip.

     2.  An annual multiple-trip permit is valid

for 12 consecutive months after the date of issue as set forth on the permit.

The permit may be issued for:

     (a) An oversized or overweight vehicle, including,

without limitation, special mobile equipment, if the maximum:

          (1) Width is not more than 14 feet;

          (2) Length does not exceed 110 feet or, if the

vehicle is equipped with one or more mechanically steered rear axles, 120 feet;

          (3) Height does not exceed 15 feet;

          (4) Total overhang does not exceed 25 feet;

and

          (5) Gross weight and axle loading will not

exceed that established by evaluation of the application based upon axle

configuration and overall length.

     (b) The movement of manufactured homes, mobile

homes or any other similar types of structures if the maximum:

          (1) Width, including any appendages and roof

eaves, is not more than 14 feet;

          (2) Combined length of the vehicle used to

transport the manufactured home, mobile home or other similar structure and the

manufactured home, mobile home or other similar structure does not exceed 110

feet;

          (3) Length of the manufactured home, mobile

home or other similar structure does not exceed 80 feet; and

          (4) Height does not exceed 15 feet.

     3.  A special permit for the movement of an

oversized or overweight vehicle issued by the Department pursuant to NRS 484D.600, 484D.615, 484D.715 or 484D.720:

     (a) Is valid for the period set forth on the

permit; and

     (b) May authorize the vehicle to make a round trip

over a designated route and to travel laden on one leg and unladen on the other

leg of the round trip.

     4.  The original of the annual multiple-trip

permit, special permit or single-trip permit must be:

     (a) Signed by the permittee; and

     (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5,

carried in the vehicle to which it refers.

     5.  The holder of an annual multiple-trip

permit may transfer the original permit to a leased or rented vehicle with the

vehicle combinations which are identified on the permit. The leased or rented

vehicle must:

     (a) Carry the original permit;

     (b) Carry the original notarized lease agreement or

the original customer copy of the rental agreement; and

     (c) Be marked in accordance with 49 C.F.R. §

390.21.

     6.  A copy of an annual multiple-trip permit,

a special permit or single-trip permit may not be made for use in another

vehicle.

     7.  For the purposes of this section, an

annual multiple-trip permit, a special permit or single-trip permit that is

issued to a permittee by facsimile or other electronic transmission shall be

deemed the original permit.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I

§ C, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R127-98, 7-22-99;

R113-02, 10-16-2002; R037-04, 8-18-2004; R052-05, 9-7-2005; R157-06, 11-13-2006;

R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.525)

      NAC 484D.630  Permits for movement of implements of husbandry and farm

equipment. (NRS

484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484D.725, the Department will

issue to an owner-operator:

     (a) An annual multiple-trip permit for the movement

on an interstate or controlled-access highway of implements of husbandry and

farm equipment that:

          (1) Exceed 8 feet 6 inches in width, but are

not more than 14 feet in width;

          (2) Exceed 14 feet in height, but are not more

than 15 feet in height; or

          (3) Exceed 70 feet in length, but are not more

than 110 feet in length; and

     (b) A single-trip permit for the movement on an

interstate or controlled-access highway of implements of husbandry and farm

equipment that:

          (1) Exceed 8 feet 6 inches in width, but are

not more than 17 feet in width;

          (2) Exceed 15 feet in height; or

          (3) Exceed 110 feet in length.

     2.  The Department will issue the single-trip

or annual multiple-trip permit to the owner-operator at no cost.

     3.  Implements of husbandry and farm

equipment that are moved or transported pursuant to this section that:

     (a) Do not exceed 14 feet in width may be driven or

towed if the implements of husbandry and farm equipment:

          (1) Travel during hours of daylight;

          (2) Are followed by a pilot car; and

          (3) Travel as far to the right-hand side of

the highway as is practicable.

     (b) Exceed 14 feet in width must be transported or

moved as a load on another vehicle.

     4.  The provisions of this section do not

apply to the movement of implements of husbandry and farm equipment by:

     (a) An owner-operator on a highway other than an

interstate or controlled-access highway; or

     (b) A person other than an owner-operator.

     5.  As used in this section, “owner-operator”

means an owner of implements of husbandry and farm equipment who is directly

engaged in farming, ranching or other agricultural operations and uses the

implements of husbandry and farm equipment solely in those operations. The term

does not include a person who rents, leases or otherwise makes available

implements of husbandry and farm equipment to other persons.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R052-05,

eff. 9-7-2005; A by R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.527)

      NAC 484D.635  Fees: Amount; waiver; payment; failure to pay. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, to cover the costs of issuing permits for oversized vehicles, the

following rates apply:

     (a) Single-trip permits are $25.

     (b) Annual multiple-trip permits are $60.

     (c) Replacements for lost or destroyed annual

multiple-trip permits are $10.

     2.  The Department may waive the fee for a

single-trip or annual multiple-trip permit issued to a governmental entity or

for a single-trip or annual multiple-trip permit issued to transport an

otherwise legal load over a route for which the Department has fixed a reduced

maximum weight limit pursuant to NRS

484D.660.

     3.  Applications that require special

research or inspection by the engineering staff will include charges to the

applicant in an amount of the cost to the Department.

     4.  Payments may be accepted only by the

Department’s permit section, by the district offices of the Department and by

the authorized stations.

     5.  Money orders or checks must be made

payable to the Department of Transportation.

     6.  Failure to pay a bill for a permit fee

within 30 days automatically cancels a permit. No new permits may be issued to

those delinquent in paying their bills until those bills are paid in full. If

payments are delinquent, then future payments are required to be paid with

future applications.

     [Dep’t of Highway, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I

§§ G-I, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R127-98, 7-22-99;

R113-02, 10-16-2002; R113-02, 10-16-2002, eff. 1-1-2003; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted

in revision for NAC 484.530)

      NAC 484D.640  General conditions of permits. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  Permits

issued will authorize movement upon the highways under the jurisdiction of the

Department under the following conditions:

     1.  Transportation equipment must:

     (a) Comply in all respects with:

          (1) The motor vehicle laws of the State of

Nevada;

          (2) All other provisions of the law regarding

the use, operation and licensing of motor vehicles; and

          (3) The conditions and restrictions set forth

in the instructions published by the Department. The instructions may be

obtained from any office of the Department or at the Internet address http://www.nevadadot.com.

     (b) At all times be operated with regard to public

safety.

     2.  When traffic, weather or other conditions

are determined by the Department or the law enforcement agency to constitute a

hazard, the permit may be temporarily suspended or restricted in use.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, all posted speed limits and “advisory speed” signs must be complied

with. If the Department issues a permit that sets forth a speed limit for a

particular highway or a section of a particular highway, that speed limit must

be complied with.

     4.  A permittee shall not disturb or remove a

guidepost, marker post, snow marker post, sign or signpost without the approval

of the Department. The cost of repair of any roadway shoulders, surfacing,

guideposts, marker posts, snow marker posts, signs or signposts, bridge or

bridge rail or any other appurtenances of the highway or highway right-of-way

damaged or unduly disturbed by the permittee’s operation must be paid by the

permittee. The Department will determine the amount of damages and bill the

permittee. The permittee shall pay the bill by cash or certified check within

20 days after receipt of the bill. The failure of the permittee to pay the bill

in a timely manner constitutes cause for revocation of his or her permit, and

no other permits will be issued to the permittee until the bill is satisfied.

     5.  The permittee shall defend, indemnify and

hold harmless the State of Nevada, its officers, employees and agents from any

liability, damages, claims or actions for injury to persons or damage to

property, whether the property belongs to the State, to the permittee or to

third parties, and whether caused by the permittee or an agent or employee of

the permittee in the performance or exercise of the permit. Each permit issued

by the Department must contain indemnification language in substantially the

same form as set forth in this subsection.

     6.  The Department reserves the right to

revoke any or all portions of a permit at any time or for any cause which the

Department deems necessary to fulfill its obligations, and the Department is

not responsible for any damage sustained by the permittee as a result of such

revocation.

     7.  If drivers employed by a permittee or by

a company under contract to a permittee receive citations on three separate

occasions within a period of 6 months for violations of a condition or

restriction on the permit, the Department may suspend all permit privileges of

the permittee for up to 30 days.

     8.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection and subsection 9 and unless a person possesses a permit issued by

the Department that allows his or her vehicle to exceed the following

limitations:

     (a) The maximum weight per tire, measured by pounds

per inch of tire width, is 600 pounds per inch for the steering axle and 500

pounds per inch for all other axles, not to exceed the axle rating.

     (b) Except for steering axles and axles that weigh

less than 10,000 pounds, each axle must have at least four tires if the tire

width of each tire on an axle is less than or equal to 14 inches. If the

maximum weight per tire does not exceed 500 pounds per inch of tire width, an

axle may be equipped with tires that have a width of more than 14 inches.

     9.  The provisions of subsection 8 do not

apply to a bus owned or operated by the Regional Transportation Commission of

Southern Nevada.

     10.  A vehicle for which a permit is issued

is subject to a Level I - North American Standard Inspection by the Department

or a law enforcement agency before the vehicle may be moved. If the vehicle

fails to pass the inspection, the permit will be revoked. The Department hereby

adopts by reference the procedures of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

for conducting a Level I - North American Standard Inspection. A copy of the

procedures for conducting a Level I - North American Standard Inspection may be

obtained from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, 1101 17th Street, N.W.,

Suite 803, Washington, D.C. 20036, by telephone at (202) 775-1623 or at the

Internet address http://www.cvsa.org, for the price of $2.50 for

enforcement members of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, $3.50 for

associate members or $4.50 for nonmembers.

     11.  Two or more oversized or overweight

vehicles may not participate in a convoy unless the permit for each vehicle

participating in the convoy so authorizes.

     12.  The Department may require a permittee

to furnish a pilot car, in addition to a pilot car required pursuant to NAC 484D.670, and coordinate additional utilities

escorts and traffic control with the appropriate law enforcement agencies for:

     (a) Loads wider than 17 feet on roads with two or

three lanes.

     (b) Loads wider than 19 feet on roads with four or

more lanes.

     (c) Loads higher than 16 feet.

     13.  A permit issued for an oversized or

overweight vehicle authorizes the vehicle to travel on the highways set forth

in the permit and on any adjacent highways that provide access to

travel-related services, including, without limitation, a service station,

restaurant or motel.

     14.  If an oversized or overweight vehicle is

disabled for any reason other than an accident or unreasonably interferes with

the normal flow of traffic, the vehicle, and any accompanying pilot car, must

be brought to a stop as far off the roadway as practicable to enable other

traffic to pass.

     15.  An oversized or overweight vehicle may

not travel during hours of darkness or holiday hours or on a weekend except as

set forth in a permit or special instructions, if any, given by the Department.

     16.  An oversized vehicle must have its head

lamps illuminated whenever the vehicle is in operation.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I

§ K, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R127-98, 7-22-99;

R113-02, 10-16-2002; R037-04, 8-18-2004; R156-06, 11-13-2006; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted

in revision for NAC 484.535)

      NAC 484D.645  Conditions of permits for movement of oversized loads over state

highway system. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  The

Department may issue permits for the movement of oversized loads over the state

highway system. The following conditions apply:

     1.  The movement of oversized loads up to 26

feet in width will be allowed only if the character of the road and traffic

conditions will allow such movement. Reduction in size of load may be necessary

to accomplish the move.

     2.  The movement of loads over 26 feet in

width is allowed only for short distances normally not to exceed 10 miles.

     3.  The route must be surveyed by the

trucking company before moving to determine where obstructions may exist and

provide for their removal or adjustment.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R052-05,

eff. 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.537)

      NAC 484D.650  Circumstances requiring permits; nonreducible loads required

unless load is commodity. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  Permits are required when:

     (a) Traveling on roads maintained by the Department

and axle loadings or gross weights exceed the limits established by the formula

in NRS 484D.635. Where

substandard roadway sections or structures exist, the maximum allowable axle

loadings or gross weights must not exceed the values established by the

Department.

     (b) The maximum width of the vehicle exceeds 102

inches.

     (c) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484D.615, the maximum length

of the vehicle exceeds 70 feet.

     (d) The vehicle exceeds 75 feet, including

overhang.

     (e) The overhang of the vehicle exceeds 10 feet,

regardless of length.

     (f) The height of the vehicle exceeds 14 feet,

except that baled hay loads may be up to 15 feet high.

     2.  Unless the load is a commodity, a load

transported under authority of a permit must be nonreducible in length, width

and height, including, without limitation, such items as machinery,

construction equipment, fabricated units, mobile cranes, off-highway trucks or

earth-moving equipment. Tractors with blades or rippers attached are considered

a part of the machine and therefore are nonreducible. Other parts of a load

that are integral to the load may be reloaded if the total weight of the vehicle

does not exceed the limit set forth in the permit.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I

§ J, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R113-02, 10-16-2002;

R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.540)

      NAC 484D.655  Single-trip permits: Maximum dimensions of oversized vehicle. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  An

oversized vehicle with a single-trip permit must not exceed the following

maximum dimensions unless specifically approved by the Department:

     1.  For travel during hours of darkness or

holiday hours:

     (a) Width of 12 feet;

     (b) Height of 15 feet;

     (c) Length of 110 feet or, if the vehicle is

equipped with one or more mechanically steered rear axles, 120 feet; and

     (d) Overhang of 15 feet.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, for travel during hours of daylight on a weekend:

     (a) Width of 14 feet;

     (b) Height of 15 feet;

     (c) Length of 110 feet or, if the vehicle is

equipped with one or more mechanically steered rear axles, 120 feet; and

     (d) Overhang of 15 feet.

     3.  For travel during holiday hours or on a

weekend over the portion of Interstate Highway No. 80 between Sparks (Exit 21)

and the boundary of California or over the portion of Interstate Highway No. 15

between Las Vegas (Exit 33) and the boundary of California:

     (a) Width of 12 feet;

     (b) Height of 15 feet;

     (c) Length of 110 feet; and

     (d) Overhang of 15 feet.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation, eff. 2-3-94;

A by R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R037-04, 8-18-2004; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted

in revision for NAC 484.542)

      NAC 484D.660  Annual multiple-trip permits: Maximum dimensions of oversized

vehicle. (NRS

484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  An

oversized vehicle with an annual multiple-trip permit must not exceed the

following maximum dimensions for travel during hours of darkness or holiday

hours or on a weekend:

     1.  Width of 12 feet;

     2.  Height of 15 feet;

     3.  Length of 110 feet or, if the vehicle is

equipped with one or more mechanically steered rear axles, 120 feet; and

     4.  Overhang of 15 feet.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation, eff. 2-3-94;

A by R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in

revision for NAC 484.543)

      NAC 484D.665  Single-trip and annual multiple-trip permits for movement of

self-propelled cranes. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  The Department may issue a single-trip

permit or annual multiple-trip permit for the movement of a self-propelled

crane that exceeds the maximum authorized weight as established pursuant to

subsection 1 of NRS 484D.635.

     2.  An applicant for a permit issued pursuant

to subsection 1 must submit to the Department at the time of application a

description and a detailed schematic diagram of the self-propelled crane that

contain the height, length, width and weight of the self-propelled crane in the

position in which it will be transported.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002; A by R052-05, 9-7-2005; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in

revision for NAC 484.544)

      NAC 484D.670  Pilot cars: General requirements; operators; equipment. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  Pilot cars must be furnished by the

permittee as set forth in the permit and in accordance with this section. A

pilot car must be either a passenger car or a truck with not more than two

axles, a manufacturer’s gross weight rating of not more than 16,000 pounds and

a width of at least 60 inches and must not exceed the legal limits of size and

weight.

     2.  The operator of a pilot car shall

maintain sufficient distance from the escorted vehicle depending on the speed,

traffic, road and weather conditions to allow for timely and safe notification

of the driver of the escorted vehicle and other drivers to stop, slow or pass

as necessary. If an escorted vehicle is required, pursuant to NAC 484D.640, to stop off the roadway to allow other

traffic to pass, the operator of the pilot car shall:

     (a) Assist the driver of the escorted vehicle to

stop the vehicle as far off the roadway as practicable; and

     (b) Direct traffic in order to maintain safe and

efficient traffic movement.

     3.  In addition to the requirements of

subsections 1 and 2:

     (a) A pilot car must precede an escorted vehicle

if:

          (1) The overhang of the load exceeds 25 feet

in front of the vehicle;

          (2) The height of the load exceeds 15 feet 6 inches;

          (3) The width of the load exceeds 12 feet and

travel is on a highway with two or three lanes; or

          (4) The width of the load exceeds 16 feet.

Ê If the height

of the load exceeds 15 feet 6 inches, the pilot car must also be equipped with

a clearance pole.

     (b) A pilot car must follow an escorted vehicle if:

          (1) The overhang of the load exceeds 25 feet

behind the vehicle;

          (2) The length of the load exceeds 110 feet

or, if the vehicle is equipped with one or more mechanically steered rear

axles, 120 feet; or

          (3) The width of the load exceeds 14 feet.

     4.  The permittee shall ensure that pilot

cars are properly equipped and that the operators of the pilot cars required

pursuant to the provisions of the permit are briefed and trained as to their responsibilities.

Failure of the operators to warn and direct traffic properly is a violation of

the permit.

     5.  A pilot car must not be loaded or

equipped in any manner that impairs its traffic safety function or public

recognition of its traffic safety function. Each pilot car must be equipped

with:

     (a) For a lead pilot car for a load over 15 feet 6

inches in height, a clearance pole.

     (b) Signs, visible in the front and rear, with

black letters that are at least 10 inches high of 1 5/8-inch minimum stroke on

a yellow background. The signs must read “OVERSIZE LOAD” or “OVERSIZE” and must

be mounted above the roofline. The signs must be neat, clean and mounted

securely. The signs must be displayed while escorting a vehicle and be removed

promptly upon the arrival of the escorted vehicle at its final destination.

     (c) Two flashing or rotating amber lights mounted

above the roofline to either side of the “OVERSIZE LOAD” or “OVERSIZE” sign or

one flashing or rotating amber light mounted above the roofline which is

visible from a minimum of 500 feet in all directions. The permittee must obtain

the appropriate permit for the amber lights from the Nevada Highway Patrol

pursuant to NRS 484D.185.

     (d) An identification placard fixed to each side of

the pilot car which is visible from 50 feet during the day and which states the

name and telephone number of the individual or company providing the pilot car

service.

     (e) A standard 18-inch, two-sided “STOP” and “SLOW”

sign attached to a pole 5 feet in length.

     (f) A minimum of three bidirectional emergency

reflective triangles and three orange road cones which must be at least 18

inches in height.

     (g) At least one 5-pound BC fire extinguisher.

     (h) A hardhat and high-visibility safety apparel to

be worn by persons whenever operating outside of the vehicle. The hardhat and

high-visibility safety apparel must meet the requirements set forth in

ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety

Apparel and Headwear, which are hereby adopted by reference. A copy of

ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety

Apparel and Headwear may be obtained from the International Safety

Equipment Association, 1901 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209, for

the price of $60.

     (i) A two-way radio that is compatible with the

radios of the other assigned pilot cars and the escorted vehicle.

     6.  The operator of a pilot car must:

     (a) Be at least 18 years of age;

     (b) Possess a valid driver’s license; and

     (c) Have been certified by completing a current

instructional course specific to flagger requirements and procedures.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I § L subsecs. 1-3, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC

A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R052-05, 9-7-2005;

R157-06, 11-13-2006; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.545)

      NAC 484D.675  Display of lights while traveling during hours of darkness. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  In

addition to the requirements set forth in NRS 484D.860, an oversized or

overweight vehicle that travels during hours of darkness must display:

     1.  On the extreme front of the vehicle, at

least two amber, steady-burning lights which are plainly visible under normal

atmospheric conditions from a distance of at least 500 feet;

     2.  On each side of the vehicle in a location

near the middle of the vehicle or toward the front of the vehicle, an amber,

steady-burning light which is plainly visible under normal atmospheric

conditions from a distance of at least 500 feet; and

     3.  If the rear overhang exceeds 4 feet, two

red, steady-burning lights which are placed in a manner to identify the maximum

width of the overhang and which are plainly visible under normal atmospheric

conditions from a distance of at least 500 feet.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02,

eff. 10-16-2002; A by R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.547)

      NAC 484D.680  Display of signs and warning flags on oversized vehicles. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  All oversized vehicles must display:

     (a) Signs, visible in the front and rear, with

black letters that are at least 10 inches high of 1 5/8-inch minimum stroke on

a yellow background. The signs must read “OVERSIZE LOAD” or “OVERSIZE” and may

be mounted in two pieces if necessary. The signs must be neat, clean and

mounted securely.

     (b) Warning flags, in addition to the signs

required pursuant to paragraph (a). Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484D.720 and 484D.860, the warning flags must

be at least 18 inches square and solid red or fluorescent orange in color. A

flag must be displayed:

          (1) At each front and rear corner of the

vehicle;

          (2) If the vehicle carries a load that is

wider than the vehicle:

               (I) At each front and rear corner of the

load; and

               (II) At any other place on the load that

is necessary to identify the maximum width of the load; and

          (3) If the rear overhang exceeds 4 feet in

length:

               (I) At the center of the overhang if the

overhang does not exceed 2 feet in width; or

               (II) At each rear corner of the overhang

if the overhang exceeds 2 feet in width.

     2.  The signs and flags must be displayed

only when necessary and removed promptly upon the arrival of the vehicle at its

final destination.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I

§ L subsec. 4, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R127-98, 7-22-99;

R113-02, 10-16-2002; R157-06, 11-13-2006; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in

revision for NAC 484.550)

      NAC 484D.685  Imposition of limitations on routes. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  Route

limitations may be imposed due to the following:

     1.  Impaired clearances because of low underpasses

or other such obstacles;

     2.  Old or substandard structures or

structures designed to accommodate certain limited loadings;

     3.  Load carrying capacity and conditions of

subgrade, base and surface of the road;

     4.  Alignment and grade; and

     5.  Seasonal weather conditions.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art.

II § B, eff. 10-1-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.565)

      NAC 484D.690  Movement

of manufactured or mobile homes or similar structures. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  The Department will review applications

for permits to move manufactured homes, mobile homes or similar structures on a

case-by-case basis. The Department will not authorize movement of such homes or

structures on routes that have not been designated by the Department pursuant

to NRS 484D.720.

     2.  The movement of manufactured homes,

mobile homes or similar structures is subject to all the terms, conditions and

restrictions on the permit, the printed regulations on any part of the permit

form and any attachments to the permit.

     3.  To be moved pursuant to NRS 484D.720, a manufactured

home, mobile home or similar structure that exceeds 14 feet but does not exceed

16 feet in width, including, without limitation, any appendages and roof eaves,

must, in addition to the conditions and requirements of NRS 484D.720:

     (a) Not exceed the maximum weight per axle as

prescribed in NRS 484D.635;

and

     (b) Have tires that have a load rating equal to the

manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating.

     4.  The number of axles that support the

manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure must not be less than one

axle for each 6,000 pounds, the axles must be spaced to afford maximum

stability, tracking and distribution of weight, and every axle must have

operational brakes.

     5.  The minimum tire size to be used in the

transportation of the manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure must

be at least 8 by 14.5 inches and 10 ply on all wheels.

     6.  Any two-way radio equipment used in the

transportation of the manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure must

be operated in conformance with federal regulations.

     7.  The permit is issued pursuant to chapter 484D of NRS and is not a waiver

of other applicable requirements of NRS.

     8.  The permit is void if the length of the

manufactured home, mobile home or other structure exceeds 80 feet.

     9.  The maximum speed limit while

transporting a manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure must not

exceed 55 miles per hour.

     10.  The load must be kept to the right of

the highway centerline at all times and must stay off shoulders except when

entering or leaving the highway or when necessary to allow trailing traffic to

pass on narrow or winding roads. An effort must be made to prevent congesting

or slowing down traffic.

     11.  As a warning to approaching traffic, the

towing vehicle must operate with the headlights turned to a low beam.

     12.  When two or more manufactured homes,

mobile homes or similar structures are moved over the same highway in the same

direction, the drivers of the towing vehicles shall maintain a distance of at

least 1,000 feet between vehicles.

     13.  The permittee is responsible for all

liability for personal injury or property damage which may occur through any act

or omission of the permittee when acting under a permit, and in the event any

claim is made against the State of Nevada or any department officer, officer or

employee, by reason of or in connection with any such act or omission, the

permittee shall defend, indemnify and hold them harmless from such claims.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art.

III § A, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R127-98, 7-22-99;

R113-02, 10-16-2002; R037-04, 8-18-2004)—(Substituted in revision for NAC

484.570)

      NAC 484D.695  Movement of other buildings or structures. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  The

Department may issue permits for the movement of buildings or structures other

than those manufactured homes, mobile homes and similar structures regulated

pursuant to NAC 484D.690 over the state highway

system to those persons properly licensed by the State. The following

conditions apply:

     1.  Movement of buildings or structures up to

26 feet in width, including, without limitation, eaves, will be allowed only if

the character of the road and traffic conditions will allow such movement.

Reduction in size of building by severance of portions may be necessary to

accomplish the move.

     2.  The movement of buildings or structures

over 26 feet in width is allowed only for short distances normally not to

exceed 10 miles.

     3.  Measurement of building width includes

any portion which protrudes from the walls of the building, including, without

limitation, the overhang of the roof.

     4.  The route must be surveyed by the mover

before moving to determine where obstructions may exist and provide for their

removal or adjustment.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art.

IV, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02,

10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.580)
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