2010 Nevada Code
Chapter 484D Equipment, Inspections and Size, Weight and Load of Vehicles
NRS 484D.685 Maximum width of vehicle; permit for increased size or weight.

NRS 484D.685 Maximum width of vehicle; permit for increased size or weight.

1. As used in this section and NRS 484D.700, "special mobile equipment" means a vehicle, not self-propelled, not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property, and only incidentally operated or moved over a highway, excepting implements of husbandry.

2. The Department of Transportation with respect to highways under its jurisdiction and governing bodies of cities and counties with respect to roads under their jurisdiction may, upon application in writing, authorize the applicant to operate or move a vehicle, combination of vehicles, special mobile equipment, or load thereon of a size or weight exceeding the legal maximum, or to use corrugations on the periphery of the movable tracks on a traction engine or tractor, the propulsive power of which is not exerted through wheels resting on the roadway but by means of a flexible band or chain, or, under emergency conditions, to operate or move a type of vehicle otherwise prohibited by law, upon any highway under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation or governing body granting that permit.

3. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484D.690 to 484D.725, inclusive, the legal maximum width of any vehicle, combination of vehicles, special mobile equipment or load thereon is 102 inches.

4. If a vehicle is equipped with pneumatic tires, the maximum width from the outside of one wheel and tire to the outside of the opposite outer wheel and tire must not exceed 108 inches, and the outside width of the body of the vehicle or the load thereon must not exceed 102 inches.

5. Lights or devices which must be mounted upon a vehicle under this chapter may extend beyond the permissible width of the vehicle to a distance not exceeding 10 inches on each side of the vehicle, but the maximum width must not exceed 126 inches.

6. Door handles, hinges, cable cinchers and chain binders may extend 3 inches on each side, but the maximum width of body and door handles, hinges, cable cinchers or chain binders must not exceed 108 inches.

7. A person shall not operate a passenger vehicle on any highway with any load carried thereon extending beyond the line of the hubcaps on its left side or more than 6 inches beyond the line of the hubcaps on its right side.

[1:154:1951]-(NRS A 1960, 334; 1961, 136; 1965, 677; 1971, 83; 1975, 292, 1111; 1979, 1005, 1810; 1981, 205; 1985, 661; 2005, 21; 2007, 2733)-(Substituted in revision for NRS 484.759)

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