2005 Arizona Revised Statutes - Revised Statutes §28-1093  Vehicle width; exceptions

A. Except as otherwise provided in subsections B and C of this section and section 28-627, the total outside width of a vehicle or the load on the vehicle shall not exceed eight feet.

B. If pneumatic tires, in substitution for the same type or other type of tires, are placed on a vehicle in operation on July 1, 1950:

1. The maximum width from the outside of one wheel and tire to the outside of the opposite wheel and tire shall not exceed eight feet six inches.

2. The outside width of the body of the vehicle or the load on the vehicle shall not exceed eight feet.

C. A person may operate a vehicle with a total width of the vehicle or the load on the vehicle of not more than one hundred two inches, exclusive of safety equipment, on:

1. Any segment of the national system of interstate and defense highways.

2. Any other qualifying federal aid highway.

3. Any state highway, as designated by the director.

4. Streets that are designated by a local authority as follows:

(a) The local authority may designate the streets by signage of the allowable streets or by maintenance of a map or list of allowable streets as approved by a resolution of the local authority.

(b) In designating the streets, the local authority shall consider any reasonable restriction including such safety restrictions as structural hazards and street width and any other safety factors identified by the local authority as a hazard to the motoring public.

5. A highway that reasonably accesses interstate system highways, federal aid highways or state highways from terminals and facilities that provide food, fuel, repairs and lodging or from emergency medical facilities.

D. Notwithstanding subsections A, B and C of this section, the total outside width of a noncommercial recreational vehicle as defined in section 41-2142 may be more than one hundred two inches if the excess width is attributable to recreational vehicle appurtenances that do not extend beyond the exterior rearview mirrors of the recreational vehicle or tow vehicle and the rearview mirrors only extend the distance necessary to provide the appropriate field of view for the vehicle before the appurtenances are attached. For the purposes of this subsection, "recreational vehicle appurtenance":

1. Includes:

(a) An awning and its support hardware.

(b) Any appendage that is intended to be an integral part of the recreational vehicle and that is installed by the manufacturer or dealer.

2. Does not include an item that is temporarily affixed or attached to the exterior of the recreational vehicle by the vehicle's operator for the purpose of transporting the item from one location to another location.

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