Trans 261.12 Trans 261.12 Route limitations.
Trans 261.12(1)(1) No permit allowing the dimensions of a vehicle or load to exceed 11 feet in width, 1312 feet in height or 100 feet in length is valid on any part of the Milwaukee county expressway system constructed pursuant to s. 59.84, Stats., except on U.S. highway 45 between West Florist Avenue and West Hampton Avenue and on Interstate highway 94 between the Waukesha county line and 108th Street.
Trans 261.12(2) (2) A permit issued by the department authorizes the use of any highways of the state, subject to the limitations stated [in] the permit.
Trans 261.12(3) (3) An oversize vehicle may not be operated on a highway, whether loaded or empty, at any time that a permit is not valid.
Trans 261.12 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats.
Trans 261.13 Trans 261.13 Transfers. In the event of a breakdown or other circumstance requiring a change of the power unit stated on the permit, transfers to another vehicle, under the control of the permittee, may be made following the completion of a new application and the issuance of a new permit. The words, "This is a transfer from permit # ," shall be written on the bottom of the application. The original permit shall be sent to the issuing authority with the transfer application.
Trans 261.13 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 261.14 Trans 261.14 Insurance and liability conditions.
Trans 261.14(1)(1) In applying for and accepting a permit, a permittee agrees to:
Trans 261.14(1)(a) (a) Pay any claim for any bodily injury or property damage resulting from operation under the permit for which the permittee is legally responsible.
Trans 261.14(1)(b) (b) Hold the state, its subdivisions, officers, employees and agents harmless from any claim which may arise from operation over public highways under the permit.
Trans 261.14(2) (2) Whether or not insurance, bond, or deposit as set forth in sub. (7) is required, the permittee shall be liable for all damages which any highway or its appurtenances may sustain by reason of any operation under the permit.
Trans 261.14(3) (3) An issuing authority may waive insurance requirements for permits issued to government.
Trans 261.14(4) (4) Where a certificate of insurance is required, no insurer may cancel the certificate of insurance without providing the issuing authority 10 days advance written notice of the cancellation.
Trans 261.14(5) (5) An issuing authority may require a permittee to provide more bodily injury damage liability coverage than is set forth in sub. (6).
Trans 261.14(6) (6) The following insurance amounts are required:
Trans 261.14(6)(a) (a) When the permitted power unit and mobile home or modular building section combination does not exceed 12 feet in width, and 1312 feet in height or 100 feet in length: - See PDF for table PDF
Trans 261.14(6)(b) (b) When the permitted load exceeds the size limitations in par. (a): - See PDF for table PDF
Trans 261.14(7) (7) A permittee shall certify, and may be required to present satisfactory written evidence, that the amount of insurance coverage given in sub. (6), or a bond in a form satisfactory to the issuing authority, will be in effect for the vehicle and load designated in the permit while operating on the public highway, unless this requirement is expressly waived by the issuing authority.
Trans 261.14 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 261.15 Trans 261.15 General conditions and requirements.
Trans 261.15(1)(1) A permittee shall comply with all applicable statutes, ordinances, rules and policies of any state agency or subdivision of the state, unless they are modified by the conditions of the permit.
Trans 261.15(2) (2) When a vehicle operating under a permit is overheight, the permittee shall give prior notice to the owners of overhead wires, cables or other facilities which may be affected.
Trans 261.15(3) (3) A properly equipped escort vehicle as described in ch. Trans 252 shall accompany a vehicle and load:
Trans 261.15(3)(a) (a) When any part of a vehicle or load extends beyond the left of the roadway centerline on 2-way roadways,
Trans 261.15(3)(b) (b) When any part of a vehicle or load extends beyond the left edge of the right hand lane on highways with more than 2 lanes, or
Trans 261.15(3)(c) (c) On a highway designated in a permit.
Trans 261.15(4) (4) A vehicle and load that does not require an escort vehicle may, when safe, move to the left of the centerline or beyond the left lane line while crossing a bridge or railroad crossing, but only after yielding to all other traffic.
Trans 261.15 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 261.155 Trans 261.155Multiple trip manufacturing process permits.
Trans 261.155(1)(1) The issuing authority may issue annual or consecutive month permits to licensed mobile home transport companies and to licensed mobile home manufacturers for the transportation of mobile homes and modular building sections that are not greater than 16 feet wide in total exterior width including all protrusions, or 15 feet 6 inches in total height, but only if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
Trans 261.155(1)(a) (a) Each movement is limited to a distance of 5 straight-line air distance miles, on a route pre-approved by the person responsible for maintaining the highways and local roads over which the movement will occur, and identified in a traffic safety plan. Pre-approved routes must be able to accommodate the maximum dimensions in this subsection, and ensure that the mobile home or modular building sections clear all overhead structures by at least 6 inches. The number of pre-approved routes for each move may be limited to one route by either the issuing authority, or the person responsible for maintaining the highways and local roads over which the movement will occur.
Trans 261.155 Note Note: Examples of overhead structures are bridges, overpasses, power lines, utility lines, and traffic devices.
Trans 261.155(1)(b) (b) The mobile home or modular building sections are transported from a manufacturing plant to or from another manufacturing plant, including a subcontractor's manufacturing plant. This includes movement to a manufacturer-owned storage lot where partially completed mobile homes are temporarily stored while awaiting further construction, or where fully completed mobile homes are temporarily stored immediately after construction is completed.
Trans 261.155(1)(c) (c) The mobile home or modular building sections are being transported to perform any step in the manufacturing process.
Trans 261.155(1)(d) (d) A traffic safety plan has been prepared by the manufacturer and approved by the person responsible for maintaining the highways and local roads over which the carrier will transport a load authorized by this section. A traffic safety plan may include the installation and use of additional traffic control devices, the use of additional traffic control precautions such as flag persons, the use of escort vehicles, or additional driver training. The approved traffic safety plan must be included with the application submitted to the issuing authority.
Trans 261.155(2) (2) A permit authorized in sub. (1) may not be issued to transport mobile homes or modular building sections from a manufacturing plant to a sales location or a building site.
Trans 261.155(3) (3) A permit issued under this section is not a guarantee of the sufficiency of any highway or structure for the transportation of the vehicle or the load.
Trans 261.155(4) (4) For each local road or county highway on which the applicant seeks authority to operate under this section, a permit for a mobile home or modular building section may be issued only upon presentation of written proof that permission for operation has been granted by any local authority or person in charge of maintaining those highways.
Trans 261.155(5) (5) When transporting a mobile home or modular building sections under this section, the power unit shall be stopped when necessary by the driver to allow traffic to pass from either direction without delay.
Trans 261.155(6) (6) The wheels of a mobile home or undercarriage shall be operated as close to the right edge of the shoulder as possible in order to provide minimum interference with the left lane of traffic. However, to minimize damage to the shoulder in the area immediately adjacent to the pavement, the right wheels may not be operated on the shoulder within 2 feet of the edge of the pavement except to cross this area.
Trans 261.155(7) (7) The maximum speed of a mobile home or modular building section operating on highways without paved shoulders may not exceed 35 miles per hour.
Trans 261.155(8) (8) In addition to the amber flashing or revolving lamps specified in s. Trans 261.10 (2), each mobile home or modular building section shall be equipped with a similar lamp visible from the front of the vehicle when operated on 2-way roadways.
Trans 261.155(9) (9) A permittee shall certify, and may be required to present satisfactory written evidence, that the amount of insurance coverage given in s. Trans 261.14 (6) (b), or a bond in a form satisfactory to the issuing authority, will be in effect for the vehicle and load designated in the permit while operating on the public highway, unless this requirement is expressly waived by the issuing authority.
Trans 261.155 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1998, No. 508, eff. 5-1-98.
Trans 261.16 Trans 261.16 Denial, suspension or revocation of permit.
Trans 261.16(1)(1) An issuing authority may deny, suspend, or revoke a permit for good cause, pursuant to s. 348.25 (7), Stats. Grounds for the denial, suspension, or revocation of a permit include:
Trans 261.16(1)(a) (a) Violation of any condition of a permit.
Trans 261.16(1)(b) (b) Preventing an employee of an issuing authority or a law enforcement officer from performing his or her official duties, or interfering with the lawful performance of his or her duties.
Trans 261.16(1)(c) (c) Physically assaulting an employee of an issuing authority or a law enforcement officer while performing his or her official duties.
Trans 261.16(1)(d) (d) Making a material misstatement in an application for a permit.
Trans 261.16(1)(e) (e) Unauthorized alteration of a permit.
Trans 261.16(1)(f) (f) Refusal or failure, without just cause, to produce required records.
Trans 261.16(1)(g) (g) Payment of an application fee with a worthless check.
Trans 261.16(1)(h) (h) Violation of any other applicable provision under ch. 348, Stats., or this chapter.
Trans 261.16(2) (2) A permittee shall immediately return a suspended or revoked permit to the issuing authority after receiving notice from the issuing authority of the suspension or revocation of the permit.
Trans 261.16 Note Note: If a permit is denied, suspended, or revoked, an applicant or permittee may request a hearing before the division of hearings and appeals, pursuant to s. 348.25 (9), Stats.
Trans 261.16 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
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