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
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
Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420
, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 261.155 Multiple 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:
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.
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.
The mobile home or modular building sections are being transported to perform any step in the manufacturing process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The maximum speed of a mobile home or modular building section operating on highways without paved shoulders may not exceed 35 miles per hour.
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.
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
Cr. Register, April, 1998, No. 508
, eff. 5-1-98.
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:
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.
Physically assaulting an employee of an issuing authority or a law enforcement officer while performing his or her official duties.
Refusal or failure, without just cause, to produce required records.
Violation of any other applicable provision under ch. 348, Stats.
, or this chapter.
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
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)
Trans 261.16 History
Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420
, eff. 1-1-91.