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A00392
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
338
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY LANGERHOLC, J. WARD, MARTIN, YAW, SCHWANK, BAKER,
BARTOLOTTA, AUMENT, ARGALL, PHILLIPS-HILL AND WHITE,
FEBRUARY 27, 2019
REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION, FEBRUARY 27, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in size, weight and load, further providing for
width of vehicles.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 4921(b)(2.1) and (2.2) of Title 75 of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended to read:
§ 4921. Width of vehicles.
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(b) Special vehicles.--The following paragraphs determine
widths for special vehicles, with each paragraph specifically
controlling its own subject matter in the event of a conflict
with another paragraph:
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(2.1) Any implement of husbandry exceeding 14 feet 6
inches and not exceeding [16] 18 feet in width may be driven,
hauled or towed between sunrise and sunset on highways other
than freeways if the implement of husbandry is covered by
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financial responsibility under paragraph (2.2)(vi) and is
preceded by a pilot vehicle that displays an "oversize load"
sign on the front of the vehicle and has continuously
activated hazard signal lamps. The implement of husbandry
shall have and operate at least one flashing or revolving
yellow light or yellow strobe light, which shall be mounted
to provide visibility to vehicles approaching from any
direction, 360° visibility, regardless of the method of
mounting and hazard signal lamps. Implements subject to this
paragraph may be driven, hauled or towed:
(i) Within 50 miles of any farm owned or operated by
the owner of the implement of husbandry.
(ii) Between:
(A) farms; or
(B) a farm owned or operated by a farmer and a
place of business of a mechanic or dealer in
implements of husbandry;
located not more than 150 miles away for the purpose of
buying, selling, trading, loaning and leasing,
demonstrating, repairing or servicing the implement of
husbandry[.] with at least five business days' prior
notice to the department by telephone. In cases of
emergency repair or servicing, advance notice is not
required.
(2.2) An implement of husbandry exceeding 14 feet 6
inches and not exceeding [16] 18 feet in width may be driven,
hauled or towed, and may be preceded by a pilot vehicle that
displays an "oversize load" sign on the front of the vehicle
and has continuously activated hazard signal lamps, on
highways other than freeways between sunset and sunrise
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within 25 miles of any farm owned or operated by the owner of
the implement of husbandry if all of the following are met:
(i) the implement of husbandry is equipped with
reflective edgemarks or lights to identify the outermost
edges of the rear and front of the implement that are
visible from the front, the rear and, as is practicable,
from each side;
(ii) the implement of husbandry shall have and
operate at least one flashing or revolving yellow light
or yellow strobe light, which shall be mounted to provide
visibility to vehicles approaching from any direction,
360° visibility, regardless of the method of mounting,
and hazard signal lamps;
(iii) the implement of husbandry is not driven,
hauled or towed at a speed greater than 25 miles per
hour;
(iv) the implement of husbandry is driven, hauled or
towed by a person who is at least 18 years of age;
(v) the implement of husbandry is followed by a
vehicle that is displaying an "oversize load" sign on the
rear of the vehicle and is operating continuously
activated hazard signal lamps; and
(vi) the implement of husbandry is covered by the
minimum levels of liability insurance coverage on the
vehicle as are required to be maintained under Chapter 17
(relating to financial responsibility) by owners of
registered motor vehicles. The requirement of this
subparagraph shall be met if the minimum amounts of
liability insurance coverage for the implement of
husbandry have been provided under farm liability
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insurance coverage maintained generally by the owner.
Coverage prescribed under Subchapter B of Chapter 17
(relating to motor vehicle liability insurance first
party benefits) shall not be required to be maintained or
provided for the implement of husbandry.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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