2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 9. Motor Vehicles
ARTICLE 20. SIZE AND WEIGHT REGULATION
CHAPTER 6. Special and Emergency Permits
9-20-6-4. Maximum vehicle weight; emergency permit; issuance; conditions; regulation of movement
Sec. 4. (a) Notwithstanding IC 9-20-4 and subject to subsection (b), the maximum vehicle weight for an authorized emergency vehicle operated on a highway shall not be less than:
(1) twenty-four thousand (24,000) pounds on a single steering axle;
(2) thirty-three thousand five hundred (33,500) pounds on a single drive axle;
(3) sixty-two thousand (62,000) pounds on a tandem axle; or
(4) fifty-two thousand (52,000) pounds on a tandem rear drive steer axle.
(b) The maximum gross vehicle weight of an authorized emergency vehicle operated on a highway is eighty-six thousand (86,000) pounds.
(c) The Indiana department of transportation or an agency or a political subdivision authorized by this article to grant permits to operate tractor-mobile home rigs or permits for transporting heavy or oversize vehicles, loads, or other objects not conforming to this article may issue emergency permits to operate in or through Indiana without regard to IC 9-20-14-2 to a person during the period that the following conditions exist:
(1) A state of disaster emergency has been declared by the governor under IC 10-14-3-12.
(2) A state of emergency has been declared by the federal government for an area outside Indiana.
(3) The granting of emergency permits reasonably can be expected to provide relief of the conditions causing the declaration of the state of emergency.
(d) The Indiana department of transportation, an agency, or a political subdivision shall regulate movements by emergency permits to avoid undue hazards.
[Pre-1991 Recodification Citation: 9-8-1-20.2.]
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.2-2003, SEC.39; P.L.196-2017, SEC.3.