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39:4-76 Driving overweight vehicles on interstate bridges; penalty; liability for damages; disposition of penalties

No vehicle shall be driven over any interstate bridge owned or maintained in whole or in part by this State, upon which is posted in a conspicuous place a sign stating the gross weight that the bridge will carry, if the gross weight of any such vehicle and the load is greater than the gross weight stated on the sign.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this section, and the owner of any vehicle driven upon any bridge in violation of this section, with a gross weight or with weight on any axle or wheel exceeding by more than 3% the maximum weight allowed in that particular case, shall be fined an amount equal to $0.02 per pound for each pound of excess weight if the excess does not exceed 10,000 pounds, and $0.03 per pound for each pound of excess weight if the excess weight exceeds 10,000 pounds, but in no event less than $50.00.

The owner of any vehicle driven in violation of this section shall, in addition to the penalty herein prescribed, be responsible to the commission, body or authority having control of said bridge, for damages which may be done to any such bridge by reason of any violation of this section.

Moneys received from penalties imposed or violations of this section shall be accounted for and forwarded to the director, who shall pay the same to the State Treasurer.

Amended by L.1951, c. 23, p. 80, s. 37; L.1970, c. 280, s. 1, eff. Dec. 3, 1970.

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