2005 Arizona Revised Statutes - Revised Statutes §28-1098 Vehicle loads; restrictions; civil penalties
A. A person shall not drive or move a vehicle on a highway unless the vehicle is constructed or loaded in a manner to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping from the vehicle, except that either:
1. Sand may be dropped for the purpose of securing traction.
2. Water or another substance may be sprinkled on a roadway in cleaning or maintaining the roadway.
B. A person shall not operate a vehicle on a highway with a load unless the load and any covering on the load are securely fastened in a manner to prevent the covering or load from becoming loose, detached or in any manner a hazard to other users of the highway.
C. If a person is found in violation of this section and the violation:
1. Does not cause any damage or injury and is the person's:
(a) First violation in a sixty month period, the person is subject to a civil penalty of up to two hundred fifty dollars.
(b) Second or subsequent violation in a sixty month period, the person is subject to a civil penalty of up to three hundred fifty dollars.
2. Results in an accident causing serious physical injury as defined in section 13-105 to another person, the person is subject to a civil penalty of up to five hundred dollars.
3. Results in an accident causing the death of another person, the person is subject to a civil penalty of up to one thousand dollars.
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