[Rev. 11/22/2013 9:21:38 AM--2013]

[NAC-484D Revised Date: 8-12]

CHAPTER 484D - EQUIPMENT AND SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD OF VEHICLES

EQUIPMENT OF VEHICLES

Standards for Brakes

484D.010         Definitions.

484D.015         “Brake” defined.

484D.020         “Brake system” defined.

484D.025         “Brake system application and braking distance” defined.

484D.030         “Braking force” defined.

484D.035         “Deceleration” defined.

484D.040         “Inspection” defined.

484D.045         “Inspection procedure” defined.

484D.050         “Parking brake” defined.

484D.055         “Pedal reserve” defined.

484D.060         “Properly installed” defined.

484D.065         “Service brake” defined.

484D.070         “Standard” defined.

484D.075         “Test” defined.

484D.080         Applicability.

484D.085         Construction.

484D.090         Service brake: Performance standards.

484D.095         Parking brake: Performance standard.

484D.100         Condition of brake system: General standards.

484D.105         Condition of brake system: Disc and drum brake standards.

484D.110         Condition of brake system: Air-operated brake standards.

484D.115         Inspection and testing.

484D.120         Inspection procedure.

Combination of Vehicles

484D.130         Coupling requirements.

Noise Emission Standards

484D.150         Noise emission standards for operators of vehicles.

484D.155         Noise emission standards for new vehicles.

484D.160         Noise emission tests: Personnel; instrumentation.

484D.165         Noise emission tests: Measuring sites.

484D.170         Noise emission measurements: Microphone and technician.

484D.175         Noise emission measurements: Operation of sound level meter.

484D.180         Noise emission measurements: Operation of new vehicles.

484D.185         Noise emission measurements: Vehicle noise level.

Standards for Pneumatic Tires

484D.190         Exemptions.

484D.195         Sale and use of excessively worn tires prohibited.

484D.200         Sale of recut and regrooved tires limited.

484D.205         Use of regrooved, recapped and retreaded tires limited.

484D.210         Faults requiring removal of tire; tread-depth measurements.

484D.215         Surfaces for traction.

Traction Devices, Tire Chains and Snow Tires

484D.220         Construction of tire chains and devices which provide traction.

484D.225         Construction of traction devices.

484D.230         Construction of snow tires.

484D.235         Equipment required when street or highway posted.

484D.240         Mounting requirements.

Emblems for Slow Moving Vehicles

484D.250         Purpose; scope.

484D.255         “Slow moving vehicle” defined.

484D.260         Description of emblem.

484D.265         Specifications for emblem.

484D.270         Testing procedures for emblem.

484D.275         Mounting of emblem on vehicle.

Tinting of Windows

484D.280         Application for exemption from standards: Content; filing.

484D.285         Sworn statement required for exemption.

484D.290         Prohibition on application for exemption.

SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD

Combination of Vehicles

484D.300         Definitions.

484D.305         “Cargo body” defined.

484D.310         “Cargo carrying unit length” defined.

484D.315         “Cargo unit” defined.

484D.320         “Combination of vehicles” defined.

484D.325         “Converter gear dolly” defined.

484D.330         “Current medical certificate” defined.

484D.335         “Department” defined.

484D.340         “Highway” defined.

484D.345         “Semitrailer” defined.

484D.350         “Trailer” defined.

484D.355         “Truck” defined.

484D.360         “Truck-tractor” defined.

484D.365         “Vehicle” defined.

484D.370         Transfer of special permit for operation of combination in excess of 70 feet in length.

484D.375         Suspension of permit for violations of condition or restriction.

484D.380         Maximum cargo carrying unit length.

484D.385         Maximum number and placement of cargo units.

484D.390         Maximum length of trailer or semitrailer.

484D.395         Use of converter gear dolly.

484D.400         Transportation of forklifts.

484D.405         Brakes; type of hitch.

484D.410         Vehicles required to track in straight alignment.

484D.415         Requirements for power.

484D.420         Emergency and safety equipment.

484D.425         Restrictions on operation.

484D.430         Operators: General requirements.

484D.435         Operators: Current medical certificate required.

484D.440         Current medical certificate: Possession of copy at principal place of business and by operator.

484D.445         Insurance required.

484D.450         Additional requirements.

484D.455         Determination of maximum gross load; distribution of maximum weight.

Vehicles of Excess Size or Weight

484D.500         Definitions.

484D.505         “Combination of vehicles” defined.

484D.510         “Commodity” defined.

484D.515         “Controlled-access highway” defined.

484D.520         “Department” defined.

484D.525         “Holiday hours” defined.

484D.530         “Hours of darkness” defined.

484D.535         “Hours of daylight” defined.

484D.540         “Load” defined.

484D.545         “Manufactured home” defined.

484D.550         “Mobile home” defined.

484D.555         “Nonreducible load” defined.

484D.560         “Overhang” defined.

484D.565         “Oversized” defined.

484D.570         “Overweight” defined.

484D.575         “Reducible load” defined.

484D.580         “Special mobile equipment” defined.

484D.585         “Tire width” defined.

484D.590         “Vehicle” defined.

484D.595         “Weekend” defined.

484D.600         Permits: General requirement; issuance.

484D.605         Exemptions from provisions.

484D.610         Availability of permits.

484D.615         Applications for permits.

484D.620         Insurance: Transporters of manufactured or mobile homes or similar structures.

484D.625         Duration and use of permits generally.

484D.630         Permits for movement of implements of husbandry and farm equipment.

484D.635         Fees: Amount; waiver; payment; failure to pay.

484D.640         General conditions of permits.

484D.645         Conditions of permits for movement of oversized loads over state highway system.

484D.650         Circumstances requiring permits; nonreducible loads required unless load is commodity.

484D.655         Single-trip permits: Maximum dimensions of oversized vehicle.

484D.660         Annual multiple-trip permits: Maximum dimensions of oversized vehicle.

484D.665         Single-trip and annual multiple-trip permits for movement of self-propelled cranes.

484D.670         Pilot cars: General requirements; operators; equipment.

484D.675         Display of lights while traveling during hours of darkness.

484D.680         Display of signs and warning flags on oversized vehicles.

484D.685         Imposition of limitations on routes.

484D.690         Movement of manufactured or mobile homes or similar structures.

484D.695         Movement of other buildings or structures.

 

EQUIPMENT OF VEHICLES

Standards for Brakes

      NAC 484D.010  Definitions.  As used in NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 484D.015 to 484D.075, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Supplied in codification)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.010)

      NAC 484D.015  “Brake” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Brake” means a device employing friction for arresting the motion of a vehicle.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec. B, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.015)

      NAC 484D.020  “Brake system” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Brake system” means a combination of one or more brakes and their related means of operation and control.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec. C, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.020)

      NAC 484D.025  “Brake system application and braking distance” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Brake system application and braking distance” means the distance in feet traveled between the point in which the driver starts to move the service brake control and the point at which the vehicle or combination of vehicles comes to rest.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec. D, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.025)

      NAC 484D.030  “Braking force” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Braking force” means the percentage ratio of the sum of the retarding forces developed by each braked wheel to the tested gross weight of the vehicle or combination of vehicles.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec. E, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.030)

      NAC 484D.035  “Deceleration” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Deceleration” means the rate of reduction of the speed of the vehicle or combination of vehicles, expressed in feet per second per second.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec. F, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.035)

      NAC 484D.040  “Inspection” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Inspection” means the examination or testing of a vehicle or its devices against established standards.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec. G, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.040)

      NAC 484D.045  “Inspection procedure” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Inspection procedure” means the particular way in which a vehicle or its devices are examined or tested.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec. H, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.045)

      NAC 484D.050  “Parking brake” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Parking brake” means a brake system used to hold and maintain a vehicle in a stationary position. A positive mechanical means is employed to hold the brake applied when the vehicle is unattended.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec. I, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.050)

      NAC 484D.055  “Pedal reserve” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Pedal reserve” as applied to hydraulic, mechanical or power-assisted hydraulic brakes, means the amount of total pedal travel left in reserve when the service brake pedal is depressed to the brake-applied position.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec. J, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.055)

      NAC 484D.060  “Properly installed” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Properly installed” means to fix in position those component parts specially constructed, formed or shaped to a specific purpose in a manner designed by the manufacturer.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec. K, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.060)

      NAC 484D.065  “Service brake” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Service brake” means a brake system used for retarding, stopping and controlling the vehicle under normal operating conditions.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec. L, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.065)

      NAC 484D.070  “Standard” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Standard” means a rule or criterion established for a minimum adequacy level of capacity, content, extent, quality, quantity, value or safety.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec. M, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.070)

      NAC 484D.075  “Test” defined. (NRS 484D.560)  “Test” means an examination, experiment or trial to determine the quality or fitness of a vehicle or its devices with respect to a standard established by NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120, inclusive.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § I subsec. N, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.075)

      NAC 484D.080  Applicability. (NRS 484D.560)

     1.  NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120, inclusive, apply to any vehicle or combination of vehicles operated upon any highway in the State, and to motor vehicles at a Department of Motor Vehicles branch office which are intended to be registered in Nevada, and which have an unladen weight of not more than 6,000 pounds and were manufactured more than 2 years prior to the date of inspection.

     2.  Every motorcycle, moped or other vehicle designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground is subject to NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120, inclusive, except those provisions which by their context do not apply.

     3.  Those provisions pertaining to a particular component or device apply to only those vehicles equipped with that particular component or device.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § II, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.080)

      NAC 484D.085  Construction. (NRS 484D.560)

     1.  NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120, inclusive, apply to standards for brakes and do not limit or preclude the enforcement of any other provision of NAC or NRS or other law relating to brakes or the inspection of vehicles.

     2.  Nothing in NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120, inclusive, prohibits the alteration or modification of a brake or brake system if the alteration or modification meets or exceeds the vehicle manufacturer’s original design specifications and complies with brake standards established by NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120, inclusive.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § VIII, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.085)

      NAC 484D.090  Service brake: Performance standards. (NRS 484D.560)

     1.  Every motor vehicle and combination of vehicles, under all conditions of loading, upon application of the service brake, must be capable of:

     (a) Stopping from a speed of 20 mph in the distance tabulated in subsection 2 for its classification without swerving out of a 12-foot-wide lane;

     (b) Developing a braking force on each front and rear wheel that is within 20 percent of the braking force on the opposite front or rear wheel;

     (c) Developing a braking force that is not less than the percentage of its gross weight tabulated in subsection 2 for its classification;

     (d) Decelerating to a stop at not less than the feet per second per second tabulated in subsection 2 for its classification; and

     (e) Stopping in not more than the distance tabulated in subsection 2 for its classification and initial speed, with the distance measured from the point at which movement of the service brake pedal or control begins.

     2.  The required braking forces, decelerations and braking distances are:

 

Classification of Vehicles

Braking Force

as a Percentage

of Gross Vehicle

or Combination

Weight

Deceleration

in Feet per

Second per

Second

Maximum Allowable Brake System

Application and Braking Distances,

in Feet, From Initial Speed, in

mph of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger vehicles with a seating capacity of 10 people or less including driver, not having a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating......................

              52.8%

17

14

16

18

21

23

25

28

31

33

36

39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All motorcycles.........................................

              43.5%

14

17

19

22

24

27

30

33

37

40

43

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single-unit vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less..............................

              43.5%

14

17

19

22

24

27

30

33

37

40

43

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single-unit vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds......................

              43.5%

14

23

26

29

33

36

40

44

49

53

58

63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combination of a two-axle towing vehicle and a trailer with a gross trailer weight of 3,000 pounds or less...............

              43.5%

14

23

26

29

33

36

40

44

49

53

58

63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buses, regardless of the number of axles, not having a manufacturer’s gross weight rating....................................

              43.5%

14

23

26

29

33

36

40

44

49

53

58

63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All combinations of vehicles in driveaway or towaway operations........

              43.5%

14

23

26

29

33

36

40

44

49

53

58

63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All other vehicles and combinations of vehicles.......................................................

              43.5%

14

31

34

38

42

46

50

55

61

66

72

78

 

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § III, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.090)

      NAC 484D.095  Parking brake: Performance standard. (NRS 484D.560)  Every motor vehicle and combination of vehicles, except motorcycles and mopeds, upon application of the parking brake must be capable of remaining in a stationary position on any grade on which the motor vehicle or combination of vehicles is operated, under all conditions of loading, on a surface free from snow, ice or loose material.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § IV, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.095)

      NAC 484D.100  Condition of brake system: General standards. (NRS 484D.560)

     1.  All hydraulic brake systems must be free of leaks and capable of maintaining a constant service brake pedal height without further decrease after initial application, when a continuous force of 125 pounds has been applied to the service brake pedal for at least 10 seconds.

     2.  Unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer, every motor vehicle must have a pedal reserve of 20 percent or more of the total possible travel.

     3.  The miscellaneous brake system components, controls and devices must be complete, properly installed and free from damage or extreme wear that could cause brake failure.

     4.  All of the springs, holddowns, struts, links, clips and pins used on both drum and disc brakes must be properly installed.

     5.  Drum brake backing plates and disc brake calipers or caliper adapters must be securely fastened to the steering knuckles or axle housings.

     6.  Hydraulic brake system hoses, except rub rings or other protective devices around the hose, must be free from wear and contact with the chassis, suspension or wheels in any wheel position.

     7.  Hydraulic brake system hoses, lines or fittings may not:

     (a) Be made of copper tubing; or

     (b) Be broken, chafed, cut, cracked, damaged, flattened, kinked, seeping or have other defects that could cause hydraulic system failure.

     8.  All self-adjusters must be properly installed and operational.

     9.  The power brake vacuum booster must operate in the proper manner to supply the braking assist required at the brake pedal and be free from vacuum leaks.

     10.  Power brake vacuum hoses may not be broken, collapsed, deteriorated, leaking, loose, restricted or so severely worn as to impair power brake operation.

     11.  The brake system failure indicator, which is a warning light, may be operational and not otherwise illuminate except during the period when:

     (a) The ignition switch is turned to the “Start” position;

     (b) The ignition switch is in the “On” position and the parking brake is applied; or

     (c) The warning light test indicator is activated.

     12.  Brake cables may not be severely worn, ragged, raveled or have other damage that could cause brake system failure.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § V subsec. A, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.100)

      NAC 484D.105  Condition of brake system: Disc and drum brake standards. (NRS 484D.560)

     1.  Brake shoes or disc pads must be properly installed.

     2.  The brake friction lining must be securely bonded or riveted to the brake shoe or disc plate and free from any cracks extending into rivet holes that may weaken the lining attachment.

     3.  The brake lining friction surface must be free of contamination by brake fluid, grease or oil.

     4.  The brake friction lining must have a minimum thickness of 1/32 inch above any rivet head on riveted linings or at its thinnest point on bonded linings.

     5.  The wire in wire-backed brake lining must not be visible in the friction surface.

     6.  Brake drums or disc brake rotors must not be contaminated in such a manner as to change the frictional qualities of the friction face or show mechanical damage to the friction surface other than wear.

     7.  Brake drums must be free of any external cracks, except when the drum is properly banded to prevent the crack from expanding to any degree upon the application of brakes or otherwise. Any bands so used must be free of cracks.

     8.  Brake drums or disc brake rotors must be free of any substantial cracks that reach an edge of the bore of the drum or periphery of the rotor.

     9.  The diameter of the brake drum at any point must not exceed the manufacturer’s allowable maximum, discard, diameter.

     10.  The thickness of the disc brake rotor at any point must not be less than the manufacturer’s allowable minimum, discard, thickness.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § V subsec. B, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.105)

      NAC 484D.110  Condition of brake system: Air-operated brake standards. (NRS 484D.560)

     1.  All air-operated brake systems must be free of audible leaks at the diaphragms, piston cups, stoplight switch or at any valve in the system.

     2.  Every bus, truck or truck-tractor with air-operated brakes must have a system capable of:

     (a) Building up air pressure from 50 to 90 pounds per square inch in 5 minutes or less with engine running at fast idle, unless other values are recommended by the vehicle manufacturer;

     (b) Holding an air brake pressure drop to 2 pounds or less per square inch in 60 seconds for a single motor vehicle, or 3 pounds or less per square inch in 60 seconds for a combination of a towing vehicle and single towed vehicle, or 5 pounds or less per square inch in 60 seconds for a combination of a towing vehicle and two or more towed vehicles, with engine stopped and service brakes released; and

     (c) Holding an air brake pressure drop to 3 pounds or less per square inch in 60 seconds for a single motor vehicle, or 4 pounds or less per square inch in 60 seconds for a combination of a towing vehicle and single towed vehicle, or 6 pounds or less per square inch in 60 seconds for a combination of a towing vehicle and two or more towed vehicles, with engine stopped and service brakes fully applied.

     3.  Air-operated brake system hoses, tubes or connections may not be abraded, broken, cracked, crimped, leaking, restricted or have other damage that could cause brake system failure.

     4.  Connecting lines must be properly attached and supported to prevent damage or abrasion by contact with frame, axle, other lines or any other part of the vehicle.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § V subsec. C, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.110)

      NAC 484D.115  Inspection and testing. (NRS 484D.560)

     1.  An inspection of a vehicle or combination of vehicles may be performed in accordance with the provisions of NRS 484D.560.

     2.  An inspection to determine if a vehicle or combination of vehicles complies with standards established by NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120, inclusive, may be performed by means of visual examination, physical manipulation, driving test, inertia-type brake tester (decelerometer), drive-on-and-stop or roller-type brake testing machine, or by other measurement.

     3.  Driving tests for equality of braking must be made on a substantially level, dry, smooth, hard surface without a transverse slope and free from loose material.

     4.  Driving tests for deceleration and stopping distance must be made on a level grade, not to exceed plus or minus 1 percent, and a dry, smooth, hard surface that is free from loose material.

     5.  Brake tests conducted with inertia-type brake testers must be invalidated when the driver manipulates the service brake control in a manner so that there is a sudden increase in braking force near the end of the stop. Severe impact application on the service brake control in any brake test is cause for invalidation.

     6.  An inspection may not be limited in scope to any inspection procedure delineated in NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120, inclusive.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § VI, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.115)

      NAC 484D.120  Inspection procedure. (NRS 484D.560)  Any vehicle or device rejected with cause as a result of inspection by the vacuum power brake booster pedal drop test does not comply with brake standards established by NAC 484D.010 to 484D.120, inclusive. The test must be as follows:

     1.  With engine off, the service brake pedal is depressed several times to exhaust residual vacuum in booster.

     2.  The service brake pedal is then applied and held with a force of approximately 25 pounds.

     3.  The engine is started while the brake is applied and it is to be noted whether the service brake pedal moves downward slightly when the engine starts.

     4.  The power brake booster must be rejected if the service brake pedal does not move slightly as the engine is started while pressure is maintained on the pedal.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Standards for Brakes Reg. § VII, eff. 1-21-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.120)

Combination of Vehicles

      NAC 484D.130  Coupling requirements. (NRS 484D.855)  All vehicles in a combination of vehicles operated on a highway in this State must be coupled together in the manner required pursuant to the provisions of 49 C.F.R. §§ 393.70 and 393.71, which are hereby adopted by reference. A copy of 49 C.F.R. §§ 393.70 and 393.71 may be obtained, free of charge, from the U.S. Government Printing Office at the Internet address http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R046-04, eff. 6-18-2004)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.130)

Noise Emission Standards

      NAC 484D.150  Noise emission standards for operators of vehicles. (NRS 484D.410)

     1.  No person may operate either a motor vehicle or combination of vehicles of a type subject to registration at any time or under any condition of grade, load, acceleration or deceleration in such a manner as to exceed the following noise limit for the category of motor vehicle based on a distance of 50 feet from the center of the lane of travel within the speed limits specified in this subsection:

 

 

Speed Limit

Speed Limit

 

of 35 mph or

of More Than

 

Less

35 mph

 

 

 

     Any motor vehicle with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds or more and any combination of vehicles towed by such a motor vehicle:

 

 

               Before January 1, 1973.................................

               88 dBA

     90 dBA

               On and after January 1, 1973.......................

               86 dBA

     90 dBA

     Any motorcycle......................................................

               82 dBA

     86 dBA

     Any other motor vehicle and any combination of vehicles towed by a motor vehicle....................

               76 dBA

     82 dBA

 

     2.  This section applies to the total noise from a vehicle or combination of vehicles and does not limit or preclude the enforcement of any provision of NRS or other provision of NAC relating to motor vehicle exhaust noise.

     3.  For the purposes of this section, a truck, truck-tractor or bus that is not equipped with an identification plate or marking bearing the manufacturer’s name and manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating is considered to have a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds or more if the unladen weight is more than 5,000 pounds.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § II subsecs. A-C, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.150)

      NAC 484D.155  Noise emission standards for new vehicles. (NRS 484D.410)

     1.  No person may sell or offer for sale in this State a new motor vehicle which produces a maximum noise exceeding the following noise limit at a distance of 50 feet from the centerline of travel under test procedures established in NAC 484D.150 to 484D.185, inclusive.

 

     Any motorcycle manufactured on or after January 1, 1972, and before January 1, 1973...............................................................................................................

           88 dBA

     Any motorcycle manufactured on or after January 1, 1973...................................

           86 dBA

     Any motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds or more manufactured on or after January 1, 1972, and before January 1, 1973............

           88 dBA

     Any motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds or more manufactured on or after January 1, 1973.........................................................

           86 dBA

     Any other motor vehicle manufactured on or after January 1, 1972, and before January 1, 1973..................................................................................................

           86 dBA

     Any other motor vehicle manufactured on or after January 1, 1973......................

           84 dBA

 

     2.  Test procedures for compliance with this section must be in conformance with those test procedures described in NAC 484D.150 to 484D.185, inclusive.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § III, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.155)

      NAC 484D.160  Noise emission tests: Personnel; instrumentation. (NRS 484D.410)

     1.  Persons selected to conduct noise measurement testing or to measure noise level of vehicles operated on a highway shall have been trained and qualified in the techniques of sound measurement and the operation of sound measuring instruments.

     2.  Equipment used in making vehicle noise measurements must meet the following requirements:

     (a) The sound level meter must meet the requirements of ANSI Standard S 1.4-1971, except that the B and C weighting networks and the slow-acting indicator need not be incorporated in the instrument.

     (b) The sound level calibrator must be an auxiliary acoustical calibrator of the coupler type specified in ANSI Standards S 1.4-1971.

     (c) Any windscreen or nose cone used with the sound level meter must be calibrated in accordance with instructions of the manufacturer of the microphone or sound level meter.

     (d) A tachometer must be used to determine when maximum engine speed is attained in conducting the tests specified for in NAC 484D.155.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. §§ IV & V, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.160)

      NAC 484D.165  Noise emission tests: Measuring sites. (NRS 484D.410)  Noise measuring sites must meet the following requirements:

     1.  The site used for measuring noise from vehicles on the highway in NAC 484D.150 must meet the following conditions:

     (a) The location must be an open area free of large reflecting surfaces such as parked vehicles, signboards, buildings, bridges, hillsides or trees within a 100-foot radius of the microphone and within a 100-foot radius of the point on the centerline of the path of the vehicle nearest the microphone.

     (b) The surface of the ground between the microphone and the path of the vehicle must be free of standing water, shrubbery and of grass over 6 inches high.

     (c) The surface over which the vehicle travels must be dry and relatively smooth concrete or asphalt pavement free of extraneous material.

     2.  The site used in measuring noise from new motor vehicles in NAC 484D.155 must meet the following conditions:

     (a) The location must be a flat open space free of large reflecting surfaces such as signboards, buildings, hillsides or trees within 100 feet of the microphone and within 100 feet of the centerline of the path of the vehicle from the point where the throttle is opened to the point where the throttle is closed.

     (b) The surface between the microphone and the path of the vehicle must be asphalt or concrete free of powdery snow, loose soil or ashes.

     (c) The surface over which the vehicle travels must be dry and relatively smooth concrete or asphalt pavement free of extraneous material.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § VI, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.165)

      NAC 484D.170  Noise emission measurements: Microphone and technician. (NRS 484D.410)  The microphone and technician must be positioned as follows:

     1.  The microphone must be located at 49 to 51 feet from the centerline of the lane of travel of the vehicle at a height of 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet above the plane surface of the roadway surface.

     2.  The microphone must be oriented relative to the source of sound in accordance with the instrument manufacturer’s instructions. Where the instruction manual is vague or does not include adequate information, a specific recommendation must be obtained from the manufacturer.

     3.  The technician making direct readings of the meter must be positioned relative to the microphone in accordance with the instrument manufacturer’s instructions. Where the instruction manual is vague or does not include adequate information, a specific recommendation must be obtained from the manufacturer.

     4.  No bystander may be closer than 50 feet from the microphone and the vehicle being tested, except for a witness or trainee who shall be positioned beyond the technician on a line through the technician and the microphone.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § VII subsec. A, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.170)

      NAC 484D.175  Noise emission measurements: Operation of sound level meter. (NRS 484D.410)  The sound level meter must be operated in accordance with the instrument manufacturer’s instructions and as follows:

     1.  The A-weighting network and the fast meter response must be used.

     2.  An external calibration check must be made before and after each period of use and at intervals not exceeding 2 hours when the instrument is in use longer than this time.

     3.  The reading recorded must be the highest sound level obtained as the vehicle passes by, disregarding unrelated peaks due to extraneous ambient noises.

     4.  Measurements must be made only when the A-weighted ambient sound level, including wind effects, due to all sources other than the vehicle being measured is at least 10 dB lower than the sound level of the vehicle.

     5.  Measurements must be made only when the wind velocity is less than 12 miles per hour.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § VII subsec. C, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.175)

      NAC 484D.180  Noise emission measurements: Operation of new vehicles. (NRS 484D.410)  New motor vehicles tested for compliance with NAC 484D.155, together with any auxiliary equipment that would be in use while the vehicle is in motion on the highway, must be operated as follows:

     1.  Trucks, truck-tractors and buses that have a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds or more must be operated under the condition of grade, load, acceleration, deceleration and gear selection that is found to give the maximum noise at a speed up to 35 miles per hour.

     2.  Trucks, truck-tractors and buses that have a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 6,000 pounds and passenger cars must be tested at curb weight plus weight of the driver and when necessary one technician, and be operated as follows:

     (a) Motor vehicles equipped with three-speed or four-speed manual transmissions must be operated in second gear. Vehicles equipped with four-speed manual transmissions must also be operated in second gear. Vehicles equipped with five-speed manual transmissions must be operated in second gear. Vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions must be operated with transmissions engaged in low gear. Vehicles which reach maximum rated engine speed at less than 30 miles per hour or before reaching a point 25 feet beyond the microphone line must be operated in the next highest gear. Auxiliary step-up ratios or overdrive must not be engaged on vehicles so equipped.

     (b) The vehicle must proceed along the test path at a constant approach speed of 30 miles per hour. When the front of the vehicle reaches a point 25 feet from a line through the microphone intersecting the path of the vehicle at right angles, the throttle must be fully opened. The throttle must be held open until the rear of the vehicle is approximately 100 feet beyond the microphone, or until the maximum rated engine speed is obtained at which point the throttle is gradually closed. Wheel slip must be avoided during this test.

     3.  Motorcycles must be operated as follows:

     (a) Motorcycles must be operated in second gear. Vehicles which reach maximum rated engine speed at less than 30 miles per hour or before reaching a point 25 feet beyond the microphone line must be operated in the next higher gear.

     (b) The vehicle must proceed along the test path at a constant approach speed which corresponds to either an engine speed of 60 percent of maximum rated engine speed or at 30 miles per hour, whichever is lower. When the front of the vehicle reaches a point 25 feet from a line through the microphone intersecting the path of the vehicle at right angles, the throttle must be fully opened. The throttle must be held open until the rear of the vehicle is approximately 100 feet beyond the microphone, or until the maximum rated engine speed is obtained at which point the throttle is gradually closed. Wheel slip must be avoided during this test.

     4.  Deceleration tests must be conducted on vehicles when there is an indication that the deceleration noise might exceed the acceleration noise. The vehicle must proceed along the test path in the gear which was used for the acceleration test and at a constant approach speed equal to the maximum rated engine speed. When the front of the vehicle reaches a point 25 feet beyond a line through the microphone, the throttle must be closed as rapidly as possible.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § VII subsec. B, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.180)

      NAC 484D.185  Noise emission measurements: Vehicle noise level. (NRS 484D.410)  The measured noise level of a vehicle must be reported as follows:

     1.  The sound level reading for determining compliance with NAC 484D.150 must be the highest reading obtained as the vehicle or combination of vehicles passes through the measuring site on the highway. Sound level readings must be recorded on vehicles which are in lanes of travel with centerlines at or beyond 50 feet and which produce noise levels exceeding the regulatory limits.

     2.  The sound level readings for determining compliance of new motor vehicles with NAC 484D.155 must be obtained by making at least four measurements for each side of the vehicle. Sufficient preliminary runs must be made to familiarize the driver with the operation of the vehicle and to stabilize the engine operating condition. The A-weighted sound level for each side is the average of the two highest readings on that side which are within 2 dB of each other. The noise level reported for the vehicle must be the sound level of the loudest side of the vehicle. Obvious vehicle malfunction nullifies the test.

     3.  Tolerances are necessary due to unavoidable variations in test site, vehicle operation, test equipment, temperature and wind gradients, and inherent differences in nominally identical vehicles. Vehicles specified in NAC 484D.150 may not be considered in violation unless they exceed the limits in that section by more than 2 dB. New vehicles must be designed to comply with the limits in NAC 484D.155 at the time of manufacture to ensure that the vehicles will not exceed those limits plus a 2 dB tolerance when tested by an enforcement agency.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Noise Emissions Reg. § VII subsec. D, eff. 1-21-72]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.185)

Standards for Pneumatic Tires

      NAC 484D.190  Exemptions. (NRS 484D.505, 484D.560)

     1.  NAC 484D.190 to 484D.215, inclusive, do not apply to vehicles equipped with off-highway type tires that are only incidentally or occasionally operated on a highway. These vehicles include, but are not limited to, the following:

     (a) Farm tractors and other instruments of husbandry ordinarily used off-highway, including all instruments towed by a farm tractor; and

     (b) Road construction and maintenance machinery such as asphalt graders, leveling graders, finishing machines, motor graders, earth-moving carryalls and scrapers, and earth-moving equipment.

     2.  Except for the exemptions in subsection 1, NAC 484D.190 to 484D.215, inclusive, apply to implements of husbandry as defined in NRS 484D.020, special mobile equipment as defined in NRS 484A.245, and any other vehicle operated on the highways of this State if the implements, equipment or other vehicles are equipped with pneumatic tires designed for highway operation.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Pneumatic Tires Reg. §§ VIII & IX, eff. 10-4-73]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.200)

      NAC 484D.195  Sale and use of excessively worn tires prohibited. (NRS 484D.505, 484D.560)  Except as provided in subsection 1 of NAC 484D.190 and subsection 1 of NAC 484D.205:

     1.  No person holding a retail seller’s permit as defined in NRS 372.125 may sell, offer for sale, expose for sale or install on a vehicle for use on a highway a pneumatic tire when the tire is so worn that less than 2/32 of an inch of tread depth remains on any two adjacent major tread grooves.

     2.  No person may cause or permit the operation of and no person may knowingly operate any vehicle on a highway when the tire is so worn that less than 2/32 of an inch of tread depth remains in any two adjacent major tread grooves.

     3.  The provisions of this section do not apply to any person who installs on a vehicle, as part of an emergency service rendered to a disabled vehicle upon a highway, a spare tire so that the vehicle is equipped for temporary use to a place where repair or replacement can be effected.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Pneumatic Tires Reg. § I, eff. 10-4-73]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.205)

      NAC 484D.200  Sale of recut and regrooved tires limited. (NRS 484D.505)

     1.  Except as provided in subsection 3, no person may knowingly sell or offer for sale any pneumatic tire or any vehicle equipped with any pneumatic tire which has been recut or regrooved.

     2.  For the purposes of this section, a recut or regrooved tire is an unrecapped or unretreaded tire into which has been cut or burned new or deeper treads.

     3.  Subject to the provisions of NAC 484D.205, this section does not apply to tires specifically manufactured or designed for regrooving and so identified as required by the regulations of the United States Department of Transportation.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Pneumatic Tires Reg. § II, eff. 10-4-73]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.210)

      NAC 484D.205  Use of regrooved, recapped and retreaded tires limited. (NRS 484D.505, 484D.560)

     1.  No person may permit the operation of, and no driver may knowingly operate on any highway any bus, as defined in NRS 484A.030, which is equipped with regrooved, recapped or retreaded tires on the front wheels.

     2.  No person may permit the operation of and no person may knowingly operate on any highway any truck as defined in NRS 484A.305 or any truck-tractor as defined in NRS 484A.310 which is equipped with regrooved tires on the front wheels when the tires have a load-carrying capacity equal to or greater than 8.25 x 20 eight-ply rated tires.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Pneumatic Tires Reg. §§ III & IV, eff. 10-4-73]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.215)

      NAC 484D.210  Faults requiring removal of tire; tread-depth measurements. (NRS 484D.505, 484D.560)

     1.  The outside diameters of tires used on dual wheels must be such that each tire will contact the level roadway at all times. A tire must be removed from service if it has:

     (a) Any portion of the ply or cord structure exposed;

     (b) Any bump, bulge or knot related to ply or tread separation or partial failure of the tire structure;

     (c) A ply or cord break; or

     (d) A cut which extends more than 1 inch in any direction on the outside of the tire and is deep enough to reach the body cords.

     2.  For the purposes of NAC 484D.190 to 484D.215, inclusive, tread-depth measurements must not be made where tiebars, wearbars, humps or fillets are located.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Pneumatic Tires Reg. §§ V & VI, eff. 10-4-73]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.220)

      NAC 484D.215  Surfaces for traction. (NRS 484D.505, 484D.560)

     1.  No tire on any vehicle operated on a roadway of this State may have on its periphery any block, stud, flange, cleat, ridge, bead or any other protuberance of metal or wood which projects beyond the tread of the traction surface of the tire.

     2.  This section does not apply to:

     (a) Tire chains of reasonable size used to prevent skidding when upon wet surfaces or when upon snow and ice.

     (b) Pneumatic tires which have wire embedded in them not to exceed 0.075 inches in diameter and which are constructed so that under no conditions will the percentage of metal in contact with the roadway exceed 5 percent of the total tire area in contact with the roadway, except that during the first 1,000 miles of use or operation of any tire, the metal in contact with the roadway may exceed 5 percent of the tire area in contact with the roadway, but must not exceed 20 percent of the area.

     (c) Vehicles operated when necessary in the construction or repair of highways.

     (d) Traction engines or tractors as defined and operated as required by NRS 484D.670.

     (e) Pneumatic tires containing metal-type studs or other suitable material which are inserted or constructed so that under no conditions will the number of studs or the percentage of metal in contact with the roadway exceed 3 percent of the total tire area in contact with the roadway.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Pneumatic Tires Reg. § VII, eff. 10-4-73]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.225)

Traction Devices, Tire Chains and Snow Tires

      NAC 484D.220  Construction of tire chains and devices which provide traction. (NRS 481.051, 484D.515)

     1.  Tire chains which may be used on motor vehicles in this State must be made of metal or plastic and consist of two circular loops, one on each side of a tire, which are connected across the tread of the tire by not less than nine evenly spaced chains, cables or straps.

     2.  For the purposes of this section, “tire chain” includes:

     (a) A device which provides additional traction to the wheels of a motor vehicle on a slippery surface; and

     (b) A mechanical device which conforms to the provisions of NRS 484D.530 and is approved by the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh., eff. 1-17-84; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 12-1-89)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.230)

      NAC 484D.225  Construction of traction devices. (NRS 481.051, 484D.515)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, traction devices used on motor vehicles in this State must:

     (a) Be made of metal, plastic or a combination thereof; and

     (b) Provide additional traction to the tire through traction arms connected to a central support ring which is attached to the wheel.

     2.  A traction device that is not in conformance with the provisions of this section may be approved for use by the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

     3.  For the purposes of this section, “traction device” means a device which provides additional traction to the wheels of a motor vehicle on a slippery surface.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 12-1-89)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.232)

      NAC 484D.230  Construction of snow tires. (NRS 481.051, 484D.515)

     1.  A snow tire which may be used on a motor vehicle in this State must:

     (a) Have a tread consisting of ribs, lugs, blocks or buttons which:

          (1) Are placed on the tire in a generally discontinuous pattern; and

          (2) Have the following characteristics when the tire is inflated:

               (I) A substantial portion of the edge of each rib, lug or block of the tread must be placed at an angle of more than 30 degrees from the circumferential center line of the tire.

               (II) The lugs on the shoulder of at least one side of the tread, as the lugs touch the road, must extend at least 1/2 inch beyond the remainder of the tread at an angle approximately perpendicular to the direction of travel.

     (b) Have a tread with a minimum depth of 3/16 inch when measured in any two adjacent grooves at any location on the tread.

     (c) Bear on at least one sidewall of the tire a permanent label consisting of the words “mud and snow” or an abbreviation using the letters “M” and “S” (for example, “MS,” “M/S,” “M-S,” “M&S” and so forth) if the tire is designed for use on a:

          (1) Passenger car and is manufactured on or after January 1, 1976; or

          (2) Light truck and is manufactured on or after March 1, 1981.

     2.  For the purposes of this section:

     (a) “Light truck” does not include any motor vehicle with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or more.

     (b) “Snow tire” means a tire used on a passenger car or light truck which provides additional traction on slick surfaces through the use of a tread pattern of a special design.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh., eff. 1-17-84; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 12-1-89)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.235)

      NAC 484D.235  Equipment required when street or highway posted. (NRS 481.051, 484D.520)  When a street or highway in this State is marked or posted with signs requiring the use of:

     1.  Traction devices, tire chains or snow tires, a motor vehicle or combination of vehicles:

     (a) May be equipped with traction devices, tire chains or snow tires if it has a gross weight or combined gross weight of 10,000 pounds or less.

     (b) Must be equipped with tire chains if it has a gross weight or combined gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds.

     2.  Tire chains only, or chains or traction devices except for motor vehicles equipped with 4-wheel drive and snow tires on all the wheels, the vehicle must be equipped with traction devices or chains except as otherwise permitted.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh., eff. 1-17-84; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 12-1-89)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.240)

      NAC 484D.240  Mounting requirements. (NRS 481.051, 484D.525)  When a motor vehicle in this State must be equipped with traction devices, tire chains or snow tires, the devices or chains must be installed or the tires must be mounted on at least:

     1.  Two driving wheels of a motor vehicle; and

     2.  Two braking wheels of any trailing vehicle in a combination of vehicles if the trailing vehicle is equipped or required to be equipped with brakes.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh., eff. 1-17-84; A by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, 12-1-89)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.245)

Emblems for Slow Moving Vehicles

      NAC 484D.250  Purpose; scope. (NRS 484D.545)

     1.  NAC 484D.250 to 484D.275, inclusive, establish specifications for a unique identification emblem for use on slow moving vehicles when operated or transported on public roads.

     2.  These sections establish emblem dimensional specifications, performance requirements and related test procedures.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Emblem for Slow Moving Veh. Reg. §§ 1 & 2, eff. 12-26-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.250)

      NAC 484D.255  “Slow moving vehicle” defined. (NRS 484D.545)  As used in NAC 484D.250 to 484D.275, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, “slow moving vehicle” means any vehicle or combination of vehicles designed for and operated at speeds of 25 miles per hour or less when moved on a highway, whether pulled, towed or self-propelled, and whether in daytime or nighttime.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Emblem for Slow Moving Veh. Reg. § 3, eff. 12-26-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.255)

      NAC 484D.260  Description of emblem. (NRS 484D.545)  The identification emblem consists of a fluorescent yellow-orange triangle with a dark red reflective border. The yellow-orange fluorescent triangle is for daylight identification. The reflective border defines the shape of the fluorescent color in daylight and becomes a hollow red triangle in the path of motor vehicle headlights at night.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Emblem for Slow Moving Veh. Reg. § 4, eff. 12-26-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.260)

      NAC 484D.265  Specifications for emblem. (NRS 484D.545)

     1.  The emblem must be entirely visible in daylight and at night from all distances between 600 feet and 100 feet (182.88 meters to 30.48 meters) from the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beam of headlamps.

     2.  The size must be as shown:

 

 

     3.  The spectrophotometric color values of the yellow-orange fluorescent material must have a dominant wave length of 590-610 millimicrons and a purity of 98 percent before test. After the durability test required by subsection 2 of NAC 484D.270, the dominant wave length of the fluorescent material must not change more than 10 percent.

     4.  The reflective material must have minimum intensity values at each of the angles listed in this subsection. After the durability test, the minimum reflective intensity values for the reflective material must not change more than 20 percent from the following values:

 

                                             Minimum Reflective Intensity Values. R

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Divergence

             Incidence

                         Reflective

      Angle, Deg

             Angle, Deg

                         Intensity, R

 

 

 

 

 

 

          0.2

                       0

                                  10

          0.2

                     15

                                    7

          0.2

                     30

                                    5

          0.5

                       0

                                    5

          0.5

                     15

                                    4

          0.5

                     30

                                    2

 

 

 

 

Measurements must be conducted in accordance with photometric testing procedures for reflex-reflectors as specified in Society of Automotive Engineers Standard, SAE J594, Reflex Reflectors, and using 50, ±5 square inches (322.6, ± 32.3 square centimeters) of reflective material. The maximum dimension of the test surface must not be greater than 1.5 times the minimum dimension. The reflective intensity (R) is computed from the equation.

 

 

 

(Lr) (d)

R =

_______

 

(Ls) (A)

 

     where

R  =   reflective intensity, candlepower per incident foot-candle per square foot

Lr =   illumination incident upon receiver at observation point, foot-candles

Ls =   illumination incident upon a plane perpendicular to the incident ray at the test specimen position, foot-candles

d   =   distance from test specimen to source of illumination (100 ft. as specified in SAE J594), feet

A  =   area of test surface, square feet

 

     5.  The reflective and fluorescent materials must be tough, flexible and of sufficient thickness and strength to meet the requirements of this section and NAC 484D.270. After the durability test, the fluorescent and reflective material must show no appreciable discoloration, cracking, crazing, blistering, loss of durable bond or dimensional change.

     6.  Backing material for portable identification emblems must be equivalent to 0.040 in. (0.1016 millimeters) minimum thickness aluminum, 22-gauge (0.030 in. or 0.76 mm) minimum thickness mill-galvanized or coated sheet steel with the surface clean and receptive to a durable bond. The backing material must be free of burrs.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Emblem for Slow Moving Veh. Reg. § 5, eff. 12-26-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.265)

      NAC 484D.270  Testing procedures for emblem. (NRS 484D.545)

     1.  The emblem must be tested in conformance with the following sections from SAE J575, Tests for Motor Vehicle Lighting Devices and Components:

     (a) Section B—Samples for tests;

     (b) Section D—Laboratory facilities;

     (c) Section E—Vibration test; and

     (d) Section H—Corrosion test which pertains to face of emblem only.

     2.  Samples must be exposed to the sun at an angle of 45 degrees to horizontal and facing south per ASTM International, ASTM D1014, Conducting Exterior Exposure Tests of Paints on Steel. The periods of time for such tests are:

 

 

 

 

 

      Minimum Test Period, Months

 

 

 

                     Location

  Fluorescent

          Reflective

 

 

 

 

 

 

               Outside in Midwest

         12

                24

                            or

 

 

           Outside in Miami, Florida

           6

                12

 

 

 

 

     3.  Each test sample must be dropped from a height of 5 feet (1.53 m) to a smooth hard surface equivalent to rigid metal or concrete. Each test sample must be submitted to three drop tests: corner drop, edge drop and flat drop. Failure occurs when the emblem will no longer meet the requirements in NAC 484D.265.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Emblem for Slow Moving Veh. Reg. § 6, eff. 12-26-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.270)

      NAC 484D.275  Mounting of emblem on vehicle. (NRS 484D.545)

     1.  The emblem must be mounted point up as shown in subsection 2 of NAC 484D.265 in a plane perpendicular to the direction of travel plus or minus 10 degrees. It must be placed at the rear of the vehicle, unobscured and 2 to 6 feet (0.61 to 1.83 m) above the ground measured from the lower edge of the emblem. It may be permanently attached to equipment when practical. Portable emblems must be mounted by using bracket sockets and identification emblem brackets specified in ASAE Standard § 277, Mounting Brackets and Socket for Farm and Light Industrial Equipment Warning Lamp and Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) Identification Emblem.

     2.  The emblem does not replace warning devices as tail lamps, reflectors, flashing lights or warning flags and is not to be used as a clearance marker for wide equipment.

     [Dep’t of Motor Veh., Emblem for Slow Moving Veh. Reg. § 7, eff. 12-26-75]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.275)

Tinting of Windows

      NAC 484D.280  Application for exemption from standards: Content; filing. (NRS 484D.440)

     1.  A person may apply for a permit for an exemption from the provisions of subsection 2 of NRS 484D.440 by filing an application therefor in writing. The application must include:

     (a) The name and address of the applicant;

     (b) A description of the motor vehicle, including its year of manufacture, make, model, color and vehicle identification number, and the number of the license plate attached to the motor vehicle;

     (c) A description of the percentage of total light transmission after placing, installing, affixing or applying any transparent material upon the windshield or any side or rear window of the motor vehicle; and

     (d) Any sworn statements or documentation required to support the exemption.

     2.  An application for a permit for an exemption must be filed with the Nevada Highway Patrol, Department of Public Safety, 555 Wright Way, Carson City, Nevada 89711.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 7-17-96)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.280)

      NAC 484D.285  Sworn statement required for exemption. (NRS 484D.440)  The Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles may issue a permit for an exemption from the provisions of subsection 2 of NRS 484D.440 if the applicant provides to the Director:

     1.  A sworn statement by:

     (a) The treating physician of the applicant attesting that the applicant suffers from a medical condition which requires the placement, installation, affixation or application of transparent material upon the windshield or any side or rear window of the motor vehicle; and

     (b) The applicant attesting that he or she is the primary driver of the motor vehicle;

     2.  A sworn statement by the applicant attesting that the motor vehicle is operated exclusively as an ambulance or hearse, and a copy of the permit issued pursuant to NRS 450B.200 or 450B.210 if the motor vehicle is an ambulance; or

     3.  A sworn statement by the applicant attesting that the motor vehicle will be used by a federal, state or local law enforcement agency for surveillance, to transport canines, or for undercover or forensic purposes.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 7-17-96)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.285)

      NAC 484D.290  Prohibition on application for exemption. (NRS 484D.440)  The owner of a motor vehicle with a gross weight rating of 10,000 pounds or more which is subject to the provisions of 49 C.F.R. Part 393.60(b) may not apply for a permit for an exemption from the provisions of subsection 2 of NRS 484D.440.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. & Pub. Safety, eff. 7-17-96)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.290)

SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD

Combination of Vehicles

      NAC 484D.300  Definitions. (NRS 484D.615)  As used in NAC 484D.300 to 484D.455, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 484D.305 to 484D.365, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Supplied in codification; A by Dep’t of Transportation by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.300)

      NAC 484D.305  “Cargo body” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Cargo body” means the part of the body of a vehicle which is used to haul cargo.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 2, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.305)

      NAC 484D.310  “Cargo carrying unit length” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Cargo carrying unit length” means the distance from the front of the first cargo unit to the rear of the last cargo unit of a combination of vehicles.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R053-05, eff. 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.307)

      NAC 484D.315  “Cargo unit” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Cargo unit” means a full-sized truck, a trailer, a semitrailer, or a semitrailer which has been converted to a trailer by use of a converter gear dolly. The term does not mean a truck-tractor.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 3, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.310)

      NAC 484D.320  “Combination of vehicles” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Combination of vehicles” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.050.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 4, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.315)

      NAC 484D.325  “Converter gear dolly” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Converter gear dolly” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 706.056.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 5, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.320)

      NAC 484D.330  “Current medical certificate” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Current medical certificate” means a certificate of physical examination issued within the previous 24 months pursuant to the provisions of 49 C.F.R. § 391.43.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R053-05, eff. 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.322)

      NAC 484D.335  “Department” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Department” means the Department of Transportation.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 6, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.325)

      NAC 484D.340  “Highway” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Highway” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.095.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 7, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.330)

      NAC 484D.345  “Semitrailer” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Semitrailer” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.235.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 8, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.335)

      NAC 484D.350  “Trailer” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Trailer” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.295.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 9, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.340)

      NAC 484D.355  “Truck” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Truck” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.305.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 10, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.345)

      NAC 484D.360  “Truck-tractor” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Truck-tractor” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.310.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 11, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.350)

      NAC 484D.365  “Vehicle” defined. (NRS 484D.615)  “Vehicle” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.320.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 12, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.355)

      NAC 484D.370  Transfer of special permit for operation of combination in excess of 70 feet in length. (NRS 484D.615)  The transfer of permits issued pursuant to NRS 484D.615 is authorized only if the following conditions are met:

     1.  The width and height dimensions of the new combination of vehicles which will receive the permit are the same as those identified on the permit;

     2.  The length of the new combination of vehicles which will receive the permit is the same or more than that identified on the permit;

     3.  The distance between the first and last axle of any axle configuration and the number of axles within the axle configuration of the new combination of vehicles which will receive the permit are the same as or greater than that identified on the permit;

     4.  The gross vehicle weight of the new combination of vehicles which will receive the permit does not exceed that identified on the permit;

     5.  The overall gross weight on any group of two or more consecutive axles to the nearest 500 pounds of the new combination of vehicles which will receive the permit does not exceed the determined overall gross weight on any group of two or more consecutive axles to the nearest 500 pounds as calculated according to the federal Bridge Gross Weight Formula, as defined in 23 C.F.R. § 658.5;

     6.  The permit may not be transferred to a new permit holder, but may only be transferred to another combination of vehicles owned and operated by the original permit holder; and

     7.  The holder of an annual multiple-trip permit may transfer the original permit to a leased or rented vehicle with the vehicle combinations which are identified on the permit. The leased or rented vehicle must:

     (a) Carry the original permit;

     (b) Carry the original notarized lease agreement or the original customer copy of the rental agreement; and

     (c) Be marked in accordance with 49 C.F.R. § 390.21.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R053-05, eff. 9-7-2005; A by R157-06, 11-13-2006)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.357)

      NAC 484D.375  Suspension of permit for violations of condition or restriction. (NRS 484D.615)  If drivers employed by a permittee or by a company under contract to a permittee receive citations on three separate occasions within a period of 6 months for violations of a condition or restriction on the permit, the Department may suspend all permit privileges of the permittee for up to 30 days.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R053-05, eff. 9-7-2005; A by R156-06, 11-13-2006)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.358)

      NAC 484D.380  Maximum cargo carrying unit length. (NRS 484D.615)  No person may operate on any highway of Nevada a combination of vehicles which, when coupled together, has a cargo carrying unit length of more than:

     1.  If the combination of vehicles consists of a truck-tractor coupled with two or three cargo units, 95 feet; or

     2.  If the combination of vehicles consists of a truck coupled with one or two cargo units, 98 feet.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 13, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.360)

      NAC 484D.385  Maximum number and placement of cargo units. (NRS 484D.615)

     1.  A combination of vehicles may not consist of more than:

     (a) If the combination of vehicles consists of a truck-tractor coupled with cargo units, three cargo units; or

     (b) If the combination of vehicles consists of a truck coupled with cargo units, two cargo units.

     2.  Except as provided in subsection 3, the shortest trailer must be placed at the rear of a combination of vehicles.

     3.  If a shorter trailer is heavier and a longer trailer is lighter, the longer trailer must be placed behind the shorter trailer.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles §§ 14 & 16, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.365)

      NAC 484D.390  Maximum length of trailer or semitrailer. (NRS 484D.615)  A trailer, a semitrailer or a semitrailer converted to a trailer by the use of a converter gear dolly must not have a body for cargo which is more than 48 feet long if it is operated in a combination of vehicles consisting of more than one unit for cargo. A trailer or semitrailer which is 48 feet in length may not be used in combination with another trailer or semitrailer which is more than 42 feet in length.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 15, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A 10-17-86)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.370)

      NAC 484D.395  Use of converter gear dolly. (NRS 484D.615)  A converter gear dolly used in a combination of vehicles may have one or more axles and must be equipped with safety chains or cables to be secured to the vehicle pulling the dolly. The combination of any safety chains or cables used must be strong enough to prevent the dolly and any cargo units attached to the dolly from separating from the vehicle which is pulling it if the hitch on the dolly fails.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 17, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.375)

      NAC 484D.400  Transportation of forklifts. (NRS 484D.615)

     1.  A combination of vehicles which consists of not more than two cargo units, but excluding a full-sized truck which has a cargo body and a hitch for the transportation of trailers or semitrailers, and which has a total length when coupled together of less than 70 feet may transport a forklift which, when added to the length of the vehicles, makes the total length 70 feet or more, if all the conditions of this section are met.

     2.  The forklift must be required for loading or unloading a cargo unit or a cargo body, but excluding a full-sized truck which has a cargo body and a hitch for the transportation of trailers or semitrailers, in the combination of vehicles on or to which the forklift is transported.

     3.  The forklift must be:

     (a) Transported behind or on the last vehicle in the combination of vehicles; and

     (b) Securely fastened in a manner that prevents any part of the forklift from moving during transport, excluding the wheels of the forklift if the forklift is being towed.

     4.  The total length of the forklift must not be more than 18 feet, as measured from the rear of the vehicle which is in front of the forklift to the rear of the forklift.

     5.  The operator of a combination of vehicles which includes a forklift must limit the speed of the vehicles to a speed which does not cause the forklift to sway or track in an alignment different than that of the vehicle transporting it.

     6.  If a forklift is transported after dark, it must have tail lamps, stop lamps, turn signals and any other lighting required to be on the rear of the last vehicle in a combination of vehicles. A temporary device which meets the requirements for lighting may be attached to the forklift to comply with this subsection.

     7.  All lamps and other lighting on a forklift must be operated in the same manner as lamps and lighting on the rear of the last vehicle in a combination of vehicles.

     8.  If a forklift is transported by towing, a pressure hitch is not required to couple the forklift to the vehicle towing it but the device used for coupling must be strong enough to prevent the forklift from separating from the vehicle which is towing it.

     9.  If a forklift is transported by affixing the forklift to a cargo unit, the forklift must be securely fastened using chains or cables of sufficient strength to prevent the forklift from moving or separating from the vehicle transporting it while being transported.

     10.  As used in this section, “transport” means to affix to a cargo unit or to tow.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 18, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.380)

      NAC 484D.405  Brakes; type of hitch. (NRS 484D.615)

     1.  All systems and components used for braking a combination of vehicles must be in compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations, including laws and regulations relating to the installation and maintenance of systems for normal braking, for automatic braking upon the unexpected separation of vehicles, for parking brakes and for warning devices.

     2.  Except as provided in subsection 8 of NAC 484D.400, hitches which couple and lock under pressure, for example, under pneumatic pressure or pressure exerted by a spring, must be used to couple any two vehicles in a combination of vehicles.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles §§ 19 & 20, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.385)

      NAC 484D.410  Vehicles required to track in straight alignment. (NRS 484D.615)  All vehicles in a combination of vehicles and all devices used to couple vehicles in the combination must be designed, constructed and installed so that each towed vehicle follows the alignment of the towing vehicle, without shifting or swerving more than 3 inches to the right or left of that alignment when the combination is moving in a straight line on a level, smooth, paved highway during calm, dry weather conditions.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 21, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.390)

      NAC 484D.415  Requirements for power. (NRS 484D.615)

     1.  A combination of vehicles must, during calm, dry weather conditions, be capable of:

     (a) Acceleration and operation on a level highway at speeds which are compatible with other traffic and the speed limit on the highway; and

     (b) Maintaining a minimum speed of 20 miles per hour on any grade on which the combination is to be operated.

     2.  The operator of a towing vehicle used in a combination of vehicles shall maintain the engine and drive train of the towing vehicle to meet the requirements of this section.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 22, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.395)

      NAC 484D.420  Emergency and safety equipment. (NRS 484D.615)  Every full-sized truck or truck-tractor used in a combination of vehicles must be equipped with at least the following emergency and safety equipment:

     1.  One fire extinguisher which meets “Classification B” of the National Fire Protection Association or the standards of Underwriters Laboratories Inc., 1655 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara, California 95050-4169, which were in effect on June 30, 1951.

     2.  One spare light bulb for every electrical lighting device used on the rear of the last vehicle in a combination of vehicles.

     3.  One spare fuse for each different kind and size of fuse used in every vehicle in the combination of vehicles. If the electrical system of any vehicle in the combination contains any devices for protection of electrical circuits from overloading, other than fuses and circuit breakers which can be reset, one spare of each such device must be kept as emergency and safety equipment.

     4.  Any flares, reflectors or red electrical lanterns which meet state or federal law or regulation.

     5.  During the seasons when it is likely that weather conditions may require the use of tire chains, one set of chains for each wheel to which power is applied.

     6.  Any equipment required pursuant to the provisions of 49 C.F.R. §§ 393 et seq., which is hereby adopted by reference. A copy of 49 C.F.R. §§ 393 et seq. may be obtained for $64 from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 979050, St. Louis, Missouri 63197-9000, or by toll-free telephone at (866) 512-1800.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 23, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.400)

      NAC 484D.425  Restrictions on operation. (NRS 484D.615)  Every operator of a combination of vehicles shall comply with the following restrictions on its operation:

     1.  The maximum speed for a combination of vehicles is the lowest of the following speeds:

     (a) The maximum speed posted on the highway being used; or

     (b) The speed set forth in a permit issued by the Department for a particular highway or a section of a particular highway.

     2.  An operator who uses correcting lenses to meet the requirements of NAC 484D.430 shall wear properly prescribed glasses or contact lenses whenever he or she operates a combination of vehicles.

     3.  A distance of at least 500 feet must be maintained between any two combinations of vehicles operating at highway speeds, except when one combination of vehicles is passing another.

     4.  A combination of vehicles must not be driven on any highway if it cannot be operated at all times on the right-hand side of the centerline of a highway having one lane for each direction of traffic or in the right-hand lane of a highway having two or more lanes for each direction of traffic, except when:

     (a) Passing another vehicle traveling in the same direction; or

     (b) The highway is otherwise marked or posted.

     5.  If a combination of vehicles is disabled for any reason other than an accident, it must be parked off the highway or as far off the traveled portion of the highway as is possible.

     6.  If it is necessary to stop a combination of vehicles on the paved portion of a highway, the operator shall not leave the combination of vehicles unattended except to seek help after placing warning devices in the required manner.

     7.  The operator of a combination of vehicles must place warning devices if he or she stops the combination of vehicles on or adjacent to a highway during the hours of darkness.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 24, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A 2-3-94; R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.405)

      NAC 484D.430  Operators: General requirements. (NRS 484D.615)

     1.  Every person who is responsible for hiring, training, supervising or dispatching operators of combinations of vehicles shall ensure that the operators meet the provisions of this section and may not knowingly allow any person who does not meet the requirements of this section to operate a combination of vehicles.

     2.  An operator must be in good mental health and physical condition and must meet the requirements of 49 C.F.R. § 391.41, which is hereby adopted by reference. A copy of 49 C.F.R. § 391.41 may be obtained for $64 from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 979050, St. Louis, Missouri 63197-9000, or by toll-free telephone at (866) 512-1800.

     3.  An operator must be at least 25 years of age and be competent, by experience or training, to operate a combination of vehicles safely.

     4.  An operator must be able to read, speak and understand the English language at a level sufficient to communicate with law enforcement and be familiar with the laws and regulations pertaining to operation of combinations of vehicles in this State.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 25, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.410)

      NAC 484D.435  Operators: Current medical certificate required. (NRS 484D.615)

     1.  A person shall not operate a combination of vehicles unless he or she has a current medical certificate.

     2.  A person shall not require or allow any other person to operate a combination of vehicles unless that person has a current medical certificate.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 26, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A 2-3-94; R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.415)

      NAC 484D.440  Current medical certificate: Possession of copy at principal place of business and by operator. (NRS 484D.615)

     1.  Every person who owns or manages a business which operates one or more combinations of vehicles shall keep at his or her principal place of business a copy of the current medical certificate of each person who operates a combination of vehicles for the business.

     2.  Every operator of a combination of vehicles shall have in his or her possession while operating the combination a copy of his or her current medical certificate.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 27, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A by R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.420)

      NAC 484D.445  Insurance required. (NRS 484D.615)  Every operator of a combination of vehicles operated in this State shall procure and be covered by a policy of liability insurance which has limits for personal injury of at least $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident and limits for damage to property of at least $50,000.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 28, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.425)

      NAC 484D.450  Additional requirements. (NRS 484D.615)

     1.  The Department may impose additional restrictions and requirements not set forth in NAC 484D.300 to 484D.455, inclusive, as a condition for the operation of combinations of vehicles over particular highways or sections of particular highways in this State.

     2.  The Department will revoke or amend a decision to allow the operation of a combination of vehicles on any highway of this State if changed circumstances or conditions render the operation of the combination of vehicles impracticable or unsafe.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles § 30, eff. 5-13-82]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.435)

      NAC 484D.455  Determination of maximum gross load; distribution of maximum weight. (NRS 484D.615)  No internal group of axles may have a gross load more than that shown by the following table and the maximum weight authorized by the table must be distributed so that the weight on any group of two or more consecutive axles does not exceed the limits prescribed in NRS 484D.635:

 

Distance in ft. Between the Extremes of any Group of Consecutive Axles.

 

 

Maximum Load in Pounds Carried on any Group of

Consecutive Axles.

 

 

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 or More

 

Axles

Axles

Axles

Axles

Axles

Axles

Axles

Axles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

34,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

34,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

34,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

34,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

34,000

42,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

39,000

43,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

40,000

43,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

40,000

44,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

40,000

45,000

50,000

 

 

 

 

 

13

40,000

46,000

50,500

 

 

 

 

 

14

40,000

46,500

51,500

 

 

 

 

 

15

40,000

47,500

52,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

40,000

48,000

52,500

58,000

 

 

 

 

17

40,000

49,000

53,500

58,500

 

 

 

 

18

40,000

49,500

54,000

59,500

 

 

 

 

19

40,000

50,500

54,500

60,000

 

 

 

 

20

40,000

51,000

55,500

60,500

66,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

40,000

52,000

56,000

61,000

66,500

 

 

 

22

40,000

52,500

56,500

62,000

67,000

 

 

 

23

40,000

53,500

57,500

62,500

68,000

 

 

 

24

40,000

54,000

58,000

63,000

68,500

74,000

 

 

25

40,000

55,000

58,500

63,500

69,000

74,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

40,000

55,500

59,500

64,500

69,500

75,000

 

 

27

40,000

56,500

60,000

65,000

70,000

76,000

 

 

28

40,000

57,000

60,500

65,500

71,000

76,500

82,000

 

29

40,000

58,000

61,500

66,000

71,500

77,000

82,500

 

30

40,000

58,500

62,000

67,000

72,000

77,500

83,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

40,000

59,500

62,500

67,500

72,500

78,000

83,500

 

32

40,000

60,000

63,500

68,000

73,000

78,500

84,500

90,000

33

40,000

60,000

64,000

68,500

74,000

79,500

85,000

90,500

34

40,000

60,000

64,500

69,500

74,500

80,000

85,500

91,000

35

40,000

60,000

65,500

70,000

75,000

80,500

86,000

91,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

40,000

60,000

66,000*

70,500

75,500

81,000

86,500

92,500

37

40,000

60,000

66,500*

71,000

76,000

81,500

87,000

93,000

38

40,000

60,000

67,500*

72,000

77,000

82,000

87,500

93,500

39

40,000

60,000

68,000

72,500

77,500

83,000

88,500

94,000

40

40,000

60,000

68,500

73,000

78,000

83,500

89,000

94,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41

40,000

60,000

69,500

73,500

78,500

84,000

89,500

95,000

42

40,000

60,000

70,000

74,500

79,000

84,500

90,000

95,500

43

40,000

60,000

70,500

75,000

80,000

85,000

90,500

96,000

44

40,000

60,000

71,500

75,500

80,500

85,500

91,000

97,000

45

40,000

60,000

72,000

76,000

81,000

86,500

91,500

97,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

40,000

60,000

72,500

77,000

81,500

87,000

92,500

98,000

47

40,000

60,000

73,500

77,500

82,000

87,500

93,000

98,500

48

40,000

60,000

74,000

78,000

83,000

88,000

93,500

99,000

49

40,000

60,000

74,500

78,500

83,500

88,500

94,000

99,500

50

40,000

60,000

75,500

79,500

84,000

89,000

94,500

100,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51

40,000

60,000

76,000

80,000

84,500

90,000

95,000

100,500

52

40,000

60,000

76,500

80,500

85,000

90,500

95,500

101,500

53

40,000

60,000

77,500

81,000

86,000

91,000

96,500

102,000

54

40,000

60,000

78,000

82,000

86,500

91,500

97,000

102,500

55

40,000

60,000

78,500

82,500

87,000

92,000

97,500

103,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

40,000

60,000

79,500

83,000

87,500

92,500

98,000

103,500

57

40,000

60,000

80,000

83,500

88,000

93,500

98,500

104,000

58

40,000

60,000

80,000

84,500

89,000

94,000

99,000

104,500

59

40,000

60,000

80,000

85,000

89,500

94,500

99,500

105,000

60

40,000

60,000

80,000

85,500

90,000

95,000

100,500

106,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

40,000

60,000

80,000

86,000

90,500

95,500

101,000

106,500

62

40,000

60,000

80,000

87,000

91,000

96,000

101,500

107,000

63

40,000

60,000

80,000

87,500

92,000

97,000

102,000

107,500

64

40,000

60,000

80,000

88,000

92,500

97,500

102,500

108,000

65

40,000

60,000

80,000

88,500

93,000

98,000

103,000

108,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

40,000

60,000

80,000

89,500

93,500

98,500

103,500

109,000

67

40,000

60,000

80,000

90,000

94,000

99,000

104,500

109,500

68

40,000

60,000

80,000

90,500

95,000

99,500

105,000

110,500

69

40,000

60,000

80,000

91,000

95,500

100,500

105,500

111,000

70

40,000

60,000

80,000

92,000

96,000

101,000

106,000

111,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

71

40,000

60,000

80,000

92,500

96,500

101,500

106,500

112,000

72

40,000

60,000

80,000

93,000

97,000

102,000

107,000

112,500

73

40,000

60,000

80,000

93,500

98,000

102,500

107,500

113,000

74

40,000

60,000

80,000

94,500

98,500

103,000

108,500

113,500

75

40,000

60,000

80,000

95,000

99,000

104,000

109,000

114,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

76

40,000

60,000

80,000

95,500

99,500

104,500

109,500

115,000

77

40,000

60,000

80,000

96,000

100,000

105,000

110,000

115,500

78

40,000

60,000

80,000

97,000

101,000

105,500

110,500

116,000

79

40,000

60,000

80,000

97,500

101,500

106,000

111,000

116,500

80

40,000

60,000

80,000

98,000

102,000

106,500

111,500

117,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

81

40,000

60,000

80,000

98,500

102,500

107,500

112,500

117,500

82

40,000

60,000

80,000

99,500

103,000

108,000

113,000

118,000

83

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

104,000

108,500

113,500

118,500

84

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

104,500

109,000

114,000

119,500

85

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

105,000

109,500

114,500

120,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

86

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

105,500

110,000

115,000

120,500

87

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

106,000

111,000

115,500

121,000

88

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

107,000

111,500

116,500

121,500

89

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

107,500

112,000

117,000

122,000

90

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

108,000

112,500

117,500

122,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

108,500

113,000

118,000

123,000

92

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

109,000

113,500

118,500

124,000

93

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

110,000

114,500

119,000

124,500

94

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

110,500

115,000

119,500

125,000

95

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

111,000

115,500

120,500

125,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

96

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

111,500

116,000

121,000

126,000

97

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

112,000

116,500

121,500

126,500

98

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

113,000

117,000

122,000

127,000

99

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

113,500

118,000

122,500

127,500

100

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

114,000

118,500

123,000

128,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

101

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

114,500

119,000

123,500

129,000

102

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

115,000

119,500

124,500

129,000

103

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

116,000

120,000

125,000

129,000

104

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

116,500

120,500

125,500

129,000

105

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

117,000

121,500

126,000

129,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

106

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

117,500

122,000

126,500

129,000

107

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

118,000

122,500

127,000

129,000

108

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

119,000

123,000

127,500

129,000

109

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

119,500

123,500

128,500

129,000

110

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

120,000

124,000

129,000

129,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

111

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

120,000

125,000

129,000

129,000

112

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

120,000

125,500

129,000

129,000

113

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

120,000

126,000

129,000

129,000

114

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

120,000

126,500

129,000

129,000

115

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

120,000

127,000

129,000

129,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

116

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

120,000

127,500

129,000

129,000

117

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

120,000

128,500

129,000

129,000

118

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

120,000

129,000

129,000

129,000

119

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

120,000

129,000

129,000

129,000

120

40,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

120,000

129,000

129,000

129,000

 

* If the four axles are two consecutive sets of tandem axles with a distance of 36 feet or more between the first and last axle, the axles may carry a total weight of 68,000 pounds, but neither tandem axle may carry more than 34,000 pounds.

     [Dep’t of Transportation, Combination of Vehicles, Procedure and Table of Axles, eff. 5-13-82]—(NAC A 10-17-86; R053-05, 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.440)

Vehicles of Excess Size or Weight

      NAC 484D.500  Definitions. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  As used in NAC 484D.500 to 484D.695, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 484D.505 to 484D.595, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R127-98, eff. 7-22-99; A by R113-02, 10-16-2002; R052-05, 9-7-2005; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.460)

      NAC 484D.505  “Combination of vehicles” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Combination of vehicles” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.050.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.462)

      NAC 484D.510  “Commodity” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Commodity” means an economic good that is easily reducible in size, including, without limitation, fruit, vegetables, gravel, sand, recyclable materials or refuse.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.464)

      NAC 484D.515  “Controlled-access highway” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Controlled-access highway” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.060.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R052-05, eff. 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.465)

      NAC 484D.520  “Department” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Department” means the Department of Transportation.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.466)

      NAC 484D.525  “Holiday hours” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  “Holiday hours” means:

     (a) If a holiday is observed on a Monday, from 12 noon until 12 midnight on the Friday immediately preceding the holiday and from 12 noon until 12 midnight on the Monday on which the holiday is observed.

     (b) If a holiday, other than Thanksgiving Day, is observed on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. on the day of the holiday.

     (c) If a holiday is observed on a Friday, from 12 noon until 12 midnight on the Thursday immediately preceding the holiday and from 12 noon until 12 midnight on the Sunday immediately following the holiday.

     (d) Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November, from 12 noon until 12 midnight on the Wednesday immediately preceding Thanksgiving Day and from 12 noon until 12 midnight on the Sunday immediately following Thanksgiving Day.

     2.  As used in this section, “holiday” means:

     (a) New Year’s Day, January 1;

     (b) Memorial Day, the last Monday in May;

     (c) Independence Day, July 4;

     (d) Labor Day, the first Monday in September;

     (e) Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November; and

     (f) Christmas Day, December 25.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R161-07, eff. 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.467)

      NAC 484D.530  “Hours of darkness” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Hours of darkness” means one-half hour after sunset until one-half hour before sunrise.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.468)

      NAC 484D.535  “Hours of daylight” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Hours of daylight” means one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R161-07, eff. 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.469)

      NAC 484D.540  “Load” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Load” means any commodity, equipment, manufactured housing, structure or other item placed on a vehicle so that it may be transported.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.470)

      NAC 484D.545  “Manufactured home” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Manufactured home” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.120.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.472)

      NAC 484D.550  “Mobile home” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Mobile home” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484D.030.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.474)

      NAC 484D.555  “Nonreducible load” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Nonreducible load” means a load that cannot be reduced in length, width or height.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.476)

      NAC 484D.560  “Overhang” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Overhang” means the portion of a load carried by an oversized vehicle that extends beyond the front end or rear end of the vehicle.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R161-07, eff. 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.477)

      NAC 484D.565  “Oversized” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Oversized” means exceeding the maximum legal limit for length, width or height.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.478)

      NAC 484D.570  “Overweight” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Overweight” means exceeding the maximum legal limit for weight.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.480)

      NAC 484D.575  “Reducible load” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Reducible load” means a load which can be reduced in length, width or height.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.482)

      NAC 484D.580  “Special mobile equipment” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Special mobile equipment” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.245.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.484)

      NAC 484D.585  “Tire width” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Tire width” means the width which is set by the manufacturer of the tire and which is inscribed on the sidewall of the tire.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.488)

      NAC 484D.590  “Vehicle” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Vehicle” means every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails. The term includes any one vehicle, combination of vehicles or combination of vehicles and loads.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.493)

      NAC 484D.595  “Weekend” defined. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  “Weekend” means from one-half hour after sunset on a Friday until one-half hour before sunrise on the immediately following Monday.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R161-07, eff. 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.495)

      NAC 484D.600  Permits: General requirement; issuance. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  A transportation permit is required for the operation of an oversized or overweight vehicle to travel a determined route with a designated load for a designated period.

     2.  The Department will issue, or allow to be issued by an authorized station, a permit for a vehicle that is oversized or overweight. The Department will not issue, or allow to be issued by an authorized station, a permit for a vehicle that has a reducible load, unless the load is a commodity.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Introduction, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.500)

      NAC 484D.605  Exemptions from provisions. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  The provisions of NAC 484D.500 to 484D.695, inclusive, do not apply to a vehicle over 70 feet in length which has a reducible load and which is governed by NAC 484D.300 to 484D.455, inclusive.

     2.  The provisions of NAC 484D.500 to 484D.695, inclusive, do not apply to passenger buses.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I § B, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002; R037-04, 8-18-2004; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.505)

      NAC 484D.610  Availability of permits. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  Annual multiple-trip permits, special permits and single-trip permits are available from the Department of Transportation, 1263 South Stewart Street, Carson City, Nevada 89712, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

     2.  Single-trip permits are also available from the Department by telephone at (775) 888-7410 or (800) 552-2127, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I § D, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R113-02, 10-16-2002, eff. 1-1-2003; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.510)

      NAC 484D.615  Applications for permits. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  An application for an annual multiple-trip permit or a special permit must be:

     (a) Submitted to the Department, on a form prescribed by the Department, that is signed by the applicant or his or her authorized agent;

     (b) Submitted in writing, although a facsimile application will constitute a writing;

     (c) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484D.600, submitted not later than 30 days before the first day of travel for which the permit is required; and

     (d) Accompanied by the appropriate fee, if any, unless credit has been established.

     2.  An application for a single-trip permit:

     (a) May be made to the Department in person or orally by telephone; and

     (b) Must be submitted not later than 4 p.m. on the last business day before the first day of travel for which the permit is required.

Ê Payment for the single-trip permit must be made at the time the applicant applies for the permit.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I § E, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.515)

      NAC 484D.620  Insurance: Transporters of manufactured or mobile homes or similar structures. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  Transporters of manufactured homes, mobile homes and other similar structures must maintain insurance in such amounts as required pursuant to NRS 484D.715 and file evidence of maintaining that insurance with the Department. After that evidence is on file with the Department, the transporters may use a facsimile for obtaining permits without resubmitting evidence of insurance before each trip. Expiration or cancellation of the insurance automatically revokes the permit.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I § F, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.520)

      NAC 484D.625  Duration and use of permits generally. (NRS 484D.600, 484D.615, 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  A single-trip permit for the movement of an oversized or overweight vehicle:

     (a) Is valid for a period of 5 days as set forth on the permit; and

     (b) May authorize the vehicle to make a round trip over a designated route and to travel laden on one leg and unladen on the other leg of the round trip.

     2.  An annual multiple-trip permit is valid for 12 consecutive months after the date of issue as set forth on the permit. The permit may be issued for:

     (a) An oversized or overweight vehicle, including, without limitation, special mobile equipment, if the maximum:

          (1) Width is not more than 14 feet;

          (2) Length does not exceed 110 feet or, if the vehicle is equipped with one or more mechanically steered rear axles, 120 feet;

          (3) Height does not exceed 15 feet;

          (4) Total overhang does not exceed 25 feet; and

          (5) Gross weight and axle loading will not exceed that established by evaluation of the application based upon axle configuration and overall length.

     (b) The movement of manufactured homes, mobile homes or any other similar types of structures if the maximum:

          (1) Width, including any appendages and roof eaves, is not more than 14 feet;

          (2) Combined length of the vehicle used to transport the manufactured home, mobile home or other similar structure and the manufactured home, mobile home or other similar structure does not exceed 110 feet;

          (3) Length of the manufactured home, mobile home or other similar structure does not exceed 80 feet; and

          (4) Height does not exceed 15 feet.

     3.  A special permit for the movement of an oversized or overweight vehicle issued by the Department pursuant to NRS 484D.600, 484D.615, 484D.715 or 484D.720:

     (a) Is valid for the period set forth on the permit; and

     (b) May authorize the vehicle to make a round trip over a designated route and to travel laden on one leg and unladen on the other leg of the round trip.

     4.  The original of the annual multiple-trip permit, special permit or single-trip permit must be:

     (a) Signed by the permittee; and

     (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, carried in the vehicle to which it refers.

     5.  The holder of an annual multiple-trip permit may transfer the original permit to a leased or rented vehicle with the vehicle combinations which are identified on the permit. The leased or rented vehicle must:

     (a) Carry the original permit;

     (b) Carry the original notarized lease agreement or the original customer copy of the rental agreement; and

     (c) Be marked in accordance with 49 C.F.R. § 390.21.

     6.  A copy of an annual multiple-trip permit, a special permit or single-trip permit may not be made for use in another vehicle.

     7.  For the purposes of this section, an annual multiple-trip permit, a special permit or single-trip permit that is issued to a permittee by facsimile or other electronic transmission shall be deemed the original permit.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I § C, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R037-04, 8-18-2004; R052-05, 9-7-2005; R157-06, 11-13-2006; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.525)

      NAC 484D.630  Permits for movement of implements of husbandry and farm equipment. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484D.725, the Department will issue to an owner-operator:

     (a) An annual multiple-trip permit for the movement on an interstate or controlled-access highway of implements of husbandry and farm equipment that:

          (1) Exceed 8 feet 6 inches in width, but are not more than 14 feet in width;

          (2) Exceed 14 feet in height, but are not more than 15 feet in height; or

          (3) Exceed 70 feet in length, but are not more than 110 feet in length; and

     (b) A single-trip permit for the movement on an interstate or controlled-access highway of implements of husbandry and farm equipment that:

          (1) Exceed 8 feet 6 inches in width, but are not more than 17 feet in width;

          (2) Exceed 15 feet in height; or

          (3) Exceed 110 feet in length.

     2.  The Department will issue the single-trip or annual multiple-trip permit to the owner-operator at no cost.

     3.  Implements of husbandry and farm equipment that are moved or transported pursuant to this section that:

     (a) Do not exceed 14 feet in width may be driven or towed if the implements of husbandry and farm equipment:

          (1) Travel during hours of daylight;

          (2) Are followed by a pilot car; and

          (3) Travel as far to the right-hand side of the highway as is practicable.

     (b) Exceed 14 feet in width must be transported or moved as a load on another vehicle.

     4.  The provisions of this section do not apply to the movement of implements of husbandry and farm equipment by:

     (a) An owner-operator on a highway other than an interstate or controlled-access highway; or

     (b) A person other than an owner-operator.

     5.  As used in this section, “owner-operator” means an owner of implements of husbandry and farm equipment who is directly engaged in farming, ranching or other agricultural operations and uses the implements of husbandry and farm equipment solely in those operations. The term does not include a person who rents, leases or otherwise makes available implements of husbandry and farm equipment to other persons.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R052-05, eff. 9-7-2005; A by R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.527)

      NAC 484D.635  Fees: Amount; waiver; payment; failure to pay. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, to cover the costs of issuing permits for oversized vehicles, the following rates apply:

     (a) Single-trip permits are $25.

     (b) Annual multiple-trip permits are $60.

     (c) Replacements for lost or destroyed annual multiple-trip permits are $10.

     2.  The Department may waive the fee for a single-trip or annual multiple-trip permit issued to a governmental entity or for a single-trip or annual multiple-trip permit issued to transport an otherwise legal load over a route for which the Department has fixed a reduced maximum weight limit pursuant to NRS 484D.660.

     3.  Applications that require special research or inspection by the engineering staff will include charges to the applicant in an amount of the cost to the Department.

     4.  Payments may be accepted only by the Department’s permit section, by the district offices of the Department and by the authorized stations.

     5.  Money orders or checks must be made payable to the Department of Transportation.

     6.  Failure to pay a bill for a permit fee within 30 days automatically cancels a permit. No new permits may be issued to those delinquent in paying their bills until those bills are paid in full. If payments are delinquent, then future payments are required to be paid with future applications.

     [Dep’t of Highway, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I §§ G-I, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R113-02, 10-16-2002, eff. 1-1-2003; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.530)

      NAC 484D.640  General conditions of permits. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  Permits issued will authorize movement upon the highways under the jurisdiction of the Department under the following conditions:

     1.  Transportation equipment must:

     (a) Comply in all respects with:

          (1) The motor vehicle laws of the State of Nevada;

          (2) All other provisions of the law regarding the use, operation and licensing of motor vehicles; and

          (3) The conditions and restrictions set forth in the instructions published by the Department. The instructions may be obtained from any office of the Department or at the Internet address http://www.nevadadot.com.

     (b) At all times be operated with regard to public safety.

     2.  When traffic, weather or other conditions are determined by the Department or the law enforcement agency to constitute a hazard, the permit may be temporarily suspended or restricted in use.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, all posted speed limits and “advisory speed” signs must be complied with. If the Department issues a permit that sets forth a speed limit for a particular highway or a section of a particular highway, that speed limit must be complied with.

     4.  A permittee shall not disturb or remove a guidepost, marker post, snow marker post, sign or signpost without the approval of the Department. The cost of repair of any roadway shoulders, surfacing, guideposts, marker posts, snow marker posts, signs or signposts, bridge or bridge rail or any other appurtenances of the highway or highway right-of-way damaged or unduly disturbed by the permittee’s operation must be paid by the permittee. The Department will determine the amount of damages and bill the permittee. The permittee shall pay the bill by cash or certified check within 20 days after receipt of the bill. The failure of the permittee to pay the bill in a timely manner constitutes cause for revocation of his or her permit, and no other permits will be issued to the permittee until the bill is satisfied.

     5.  The permittee shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the State of Nevada, its officers, employees and agents from any liability, damages, claims or actions for injury to persons or damage to property, whether the property belongs to the State, to the permittee or to third parties, and whether caused by the permittee or an agent or employee of the permittee in the performance or exercise of the permit. Each permit issued by the Department must contain indemnification language in substantially the same form as set forth in this subsection.

     6.  The Department reserves the right to revoke any or all portions of a permit at any time or for any cause which the Department deems necessary to fulfill its obligations, and the Department is not responsible for any damage sustained by the permittee as a result of such revocation.

     7.  If drivers employed by a permittee or by a company under contract to a permittee receive citations on three separate occasions within a period of 6 months for violations of a condition or restriction on the permit, the Department may suspend all permit privileges of the permittee for up to 30 days.

     8.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and subsection 9 and unless a person possesses a permit issued by the Department that allows his or her vehicle to exceed the following limitations:

     (a) The maximum weight per tire, measured by pounds per inch of tire width, is 600 pounds per inch for the steering axle and 500 pounds per inch for all other axles, not to exceed the axle rating.

     (b) Except for steering axles and axles that weigh less than 10,000 pounds, each axle must have at least four tires if the tire width of each tire on an axle is less than or equal to 14 inches. If the maximum weight per tire does not exceed 500 pounds per inch of tire width, an axle may be equipped with tires that have a width of more than 14 inches.

     9.  The provisions of subsection 8 do not apply to a bus owned or operated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.

     10.  A vehicle for which a permit is issued is subject to a Level I - North American Standard Inspection by the Department or a law enforcement agency before the vehicle may be moved. If the vehicle fails to pass the inspection, the permit will be revoked. The Department hereby adopts by reference the procedures of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance for conducting a Level I - North American Standard Inspection. A copy of the procedures for conducting a Level I - North American Standard Inspection may be obtained from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, 1101 17th Street, N.W., Suite 803, Washington, D.C. 20036, by telephone at (202) 775-1623 or at the Internet address http://www.cvsa.org, for the price of $2.50 for enforcement members of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, $3.50 for associate members or $4.50 for nonmembers.

     11.  Two or more oversized or overweight vehicles may not participate in a convoy unless the permit for each vehicle participating in the convoy so authorizes.

     12.  The Department may require a permittee to furnish a pilot car, in addition to a pilot car required pursuant to NAC 484D.670, and coordinate additional utilities escorts and traffic control with the appropriate law enforcement agencies for:

     (a) Loads wider than 17 feet on roads with two or three lanes.

     (b) Loads wider than 19 feet on roads with four or more lanes.

     (c) Loads higher than 16 feet.

     13.  A permit issued for an oversized or overweight vehicle authorizes the vehicle to travel on the highways set forth in the permit and on any adjacent highways that provide access to travel-related services, including, without limitation, a service station, restaurant or motel.

     14.  If an oversized or overweight vehicle is disabled for any reason other than an accident or unreasonably interferes with the normal flow of traffic, the vehicle, and any accompanying pilot car, must be brought to a stop as far off the roadway as practicable to enable other traffic to pass.

     15.  An oversized or overweight vehicle may not travel during hours of darkness or holiday hours or on a weekend except as set forth in a permit or special instructions, if any, given by the Department.

     16.  An oversized vehicle must have its head lamps illuminated whenever the vehicle is in operation.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I § K, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R037-04, 8-18-2004; R156-06, 11-13-2006; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.535)

      NAC 484D.645  Conditions of permits for movement of oversized loads over state highway system. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  The Department may issue permits for the movement of oversized loads over the state highway system. The following conditions apply:

     1.  The movement of oversized loads up to 26 feet in width will be allowed only if the character of the road and traffic conditions will allow such movement. Reduction in size of load may be necessary to accomplish the move.

     2.  The movement of loads over 26 feet in width is allowed only for short distances normally not to exceed 10 miles.

     3.  The route must be surveyed by the trucking company before moving to determine where obstructions may exist and provide for their removal or adjustment.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R052-05, eff. 9-7-2005)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.537)

      NAC 484D.650  Circumstances requiring permits; nonreducible loads required unless load is commodity. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  Permits are required when:

     (a) Traveling on roads maintained by the Department and axle loadings or gross weights exceed the limits established by the formula in NRS 484D.635. Where substandard roadway sections or structures exist, the maximum allowable axle loadings or gross weights must not exceed the values established by the Department.

     (b) The maximum width of the vehicle exceeds 102 inches.

     (c) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484D.615, the maximum length of the vehicle exceeds 70 feet.

     (d) The vehicle exceeds 75 feet, including overhang.

     (e) The overhang of the vehicle exceeds 10 feet, regardless of length.

     (f) The height of the vehicle exceeds 14 feet, except that baled hay loads may be up to 15 feet high.

     2.  Unless the load is a commodity, a load transported under authority of a permit must be nonreducible in length, width and height, including, without limitation, such items as machinery, construction equipment, fabricated units, mobile cranes, off-highway trucks or earth-moving equipment. Tractors with blades or rippers attached are considered a part of the machine and therefore are nonreducible. Other parts of a load that are integral to the load may be reloaded if the total weight of the vehicle does not exceed the limit set forth in the permit.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I § J, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.540)

      NAC 484D.655  Single-trip permits: Maximum dimensions of oversized vehicle. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  An oversized vehicle with a single-trip permit must not exceed the following maximum dimensions unless specifically approved by the Department:

     1.  For travel during hours of darkness or holiday hours:

     (a) Width of 12 feet;

     (b) Height of 15 feet;

     (c) Length of 110 feet or, if the vehicle is equipped with one or more mechanically steered rear axles, 120 feet; and

     (d) Overhang of 15 feet.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, for travel during hours of daylight on a weekend:

     (a) Width of 14 feet;

     (b) Height of 15 feet;

     (c) Length of 110 feet or, if the vehicle is equipped with one or more mechanically steered rear axles, 120 feet; and

     (d) Overhang of 15 feet.

     3.  For travel during holiday hours or on a weekend over the portion of Interstate Highway No. 80 between Sparks (Exit 21) and the boundary of California or over the portion of Interstate Highway No. 15 between Las Vegas (Exit 33) and the boundary of California:

     (a) Width of 12 feet;

     (b) Height of 15 feet;

     (c) Length of 110 feet; and

     (d) Overhang of 15 feet.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation, eff. 2-3-94; A by R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R037-04, 8-18-2004; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.542)

      NAC 484D.660  Annual multiple-trip permits: Maximum dimensions of oversized vehicle. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  An oversized vehicle with an annual multiple-trip permit must not exceed the following maximum dimensions for travel during hours of darkness or holiday hours or on a weekend:

     1.  Width of 12 feet;

     2.  Height of 15 feet;

     3.  Length of 110 feet or, if the vehicle is equipped with one or more mechanically steered rear axles, 120 feet; and

     4.  Overhang of 15 feet.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation, eff. 2-3-94; A by R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.543)

      NAC 484D.665  Single-trip and annual multiple-trip permits for movement of self-propelled cranes. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  The Department may issue a single-trip permit or annual multiple-trip permit for the movement of a self-propelled crane that exceeds the maximum authorized weight as established pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 484D.635.

     2.  An applicant for a permit issued pursuant to subsection 1 must submit to the Department at the time of application a description and a detailed schematic diagram of the self-propelled crane that contain the height, length, width and weight of the self-propelled crane in the position in which it will be transported.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002; A by R052-05, 9-7-2005; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.544)

      NAC 484D.670  Pilot cars: General requirements; operators; equipment. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  Pilot cars must be furnished by the permittee as set forth in the permit and in accordance with this section. A pilot car must be either a passenger car or a truck with not more than two axles, a manufacturer’s gross weight rating of not more than 16,000 pounds and a width of at least 60 inches and must not exceed the legal limits of size and weight.

     2.  The operator of a pilot car shall maintain sufficient distance from the escorted vehicle depending on the speed, traffic, road and weather conditions to allow for timely and safe notification of the driver of the escorted vehicle and other drivers to stop, slow or pass as necessary. If an escorted vehicle is required, pursuant to NAC 484D.640, to stop off the roadway to allow other traffic to pass, the operator of the pilot car shall:

     (a) Assist the driver of the escorted vehicle to stop the vehicle as far off the roadway as practicable; and

     (b) Direct traffic in order to maintain safe and efficient traffic movement.

     3.  In addition to the requirements of subsections 1 and 2:

     (a) A pilot car must precede an escorted vehicle if:

          (1) The overhang of the load exceeds 25 feet in front of the vehicle;

          (2) The height of the load exceeds 15 feet 6 inches;

          (3) The width of the load exceeds 12 feet and travel is on a highway with two or three lanes; or

          (4) The width of the load exceeds 16 feet.

Ê If the height of the load exceeds 15 feet 6 inches, the pilot car must also be equipped with a clearance pole.

     (b) A pilot car must follow an escorted vehicle if:

          (1) The overhang of the load exceeds 25 feet behind the vehicle;

          (2) The length of the load exceeds 110 feet or, if the vehicle is equipped with one or more mechanically steered rear axles, 120 feet; or

          (3) The width of the load exceeds 14 feet.

     4.  The permittee shall ensure that pilot cars are properly equipped and that the operators of the pilot cars required pursuant to the provisions of the permit are briefed and trained as to their responsibilities. Failure of the operators to warn and direct traffic properly is a violation of the permit.

     5.  A pilot car must not be loaded or equipped in any manner that impairs its traffic safety function or public recognition of its traffic safety function. Each pilot car must be equipped with:

     (a) For a lead pilot car for a load over 15 feet 6 inches in height, a clearance pole.

     (b) Signs, visible in the front and rear, with black letters that are at least 10 inches high of 1 5/8-inch minimum stroke on a yellow background. The signs must read “OVERSIZE LOAD” or “OVERSIZE” and must be mounted above the roofline. The signs must be neat, clean and mounted securely. The signs must be displayed while escorting a vehicle and be removed promptly upon the arrival of the escorted vehicle at its final destination.

     (c) Two flashing or rotating amber lights mounted above the roofline to either side of the “OVERSIZE LOAD” or “OVERSIZE” sign or one flashing or rotating amber light mounted above the roofline which is visible from a minimum of 500 feet in all directions. The permittee must obtain the appropriate permit for the amber lights from the Nevada Highway Patrol pursuant to NRS 484D.185.

     (d) An identification placard fixed to each side of the pilot car which is visible from 50 feet during the day and which states the name and telephone number of the individual or company providing the pilot car service.

     (e) A standard 18-inch, two-sided “STOP” and “SLOW” sign attached to a pole 5 feet in length.

     (f) A minimum of three bidirectional emergency reflective triangles and three orange road cones which must be at least 18 inches in height.

     (g) At least one 5-pound BC fire extinguisher.

     (h) A hardhat and high-visibility safety apparel to be worn by persons whenever operating outside of the vehicle. The hardhat and high-visibility safety apparel must meet the requirements set forth in ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear, which are hereby adopted by reference. A copy of ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear may be obtained from the International Safety Equipment Association, 1901 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209, for the price of $60.

     (i) A two-way radio that is compatible with the radios of the other assigned pilot cars and the escorted vehicle.

     6.  The operator of a pilot car must:

     (a) Be at least 18 years of age;

     (b) Possess a valid driver’s license; and

     (c) Have been certified by completing a current instructional course specific to flagger requirements and procedures.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I § L subsecs. 1-3, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R052-05, 9-7-2005; R157-06, 11-13-2006; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.545)

      NAC 484D.675  Display of lights while traveling during hours of darkness. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  In addition to the requirements set forth in NRS 484D.860, an oversized or overweight vehicle that travels during hours of darkness must display:

     1.  On the extreme front of the vehicle, at least two amber, steady-burning lights which are plainly visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of at least 500 feet;

     2.  On each side of the vehicle in a location near the middle of the vehicle or toward the front of the vehicle, an amber, steady-burning light which is plainly visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of at least 500 feet; and

     3.  If the rear overhang exceeds 4 feet, two red, steady-burning lights which are placed in a manner to identify the maximum width of the overhang and which are plainly visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of at least 500 feet.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Transportation by R113-02, eff. 10-16-2002; A by R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.547)

      NAC 484D.680  Display of signs and warning flags on oversized vehicles. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  All oversized vehicles must display:

     (a) Signs, visible in the front and rear, with black letters that are at least 10 inches high of 1 5/8-inch minimum stroke on a yellow background. The signs must read “OVERSIZE LOAD” or “OVERSIZE” and may be mounted in two pieces if necessary. The signs must be neat, clean and mounted securely.

     (b) Warning flags, in addition to the signs required pursuant to paragraph (a). Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484D.720 and 484D.860, the warning flags must be at least 18 inches square and solid red or fluorescent orange in color. A flag must be displayed:

          (1) At each front and rear corner of the vehicle;

          (2) If the vehicle carries a load that is wider than the vehicle:

               (I) At each front and rear corner of the load; and

               (II) At any other place on the load that is necessary to identify the maximum width of the load; and

          (3) If the rear overhang exceeds 4 feet in length:

               (I) At the center of the overhang if the overhang does not exceed 2 feet in width; or

               (II) At each rear corner of the overhang if the overhang exceeds 2 feet in width.

     2.  The signs and flags must be displayed only when necessary and removed promptly upon the arrival of the vehicle at its final destination.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. I § L subsec. 4, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R157-06, 11-13-2006; R161-07, 6-17-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.550)

      NAC 484D.685  Imposition of limitations on routes. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  Route limitations may be imposed due to the following:

     1.  Impaired clearances because of low underpasses or other such obstacles;

     2.  Old or substandard structures or structures designed to accommodate certain limited loadings;

     3.  Load carrying capacity and conditions of subgrade, base and surface of the road;

     4.  Alignment and grade; and

     5.  Seasonal weather conditions.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. II § B, eff. 10-1-76]—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.565)

      NAC 484D.690  Movement of manufactured or mobile homes or similar structures. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)

     1.  The Department will review applications for permits to move manufactured homes, mobile homes or similar structures on a case-by-case basis. The Department will not authorize movement of such homes or structures on routes that have not been designated by the Department pursuant to NRS 484D.720.

     2.  The movement of manufactured homes, mobile homes or similar structures is subject to all the terms, conditions and restrictions on the permit, the printed regulations on any part of the permit form and any attachments to the permit.

     3.  To be moved pursuant to NRS 484D.720, a manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure that exceeds 14 feet but does not exceed 16 feet in width, including, without limitation, any appendages and roof eaves, must, in addition to the conditions and requirements of NRS 484D.720:

     (a) Not exceed the maximum weight per axle as prescribed in NRS 484D.635; and

     (b) Have tires that have a load rating equal to the manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating.

     4.  The number of axles that support the manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure must not be less than one axle for each 6,000 pounds, the axles must be spaced to afford maximum stability, tracking and distribution of weight, and every axle must have operational brakes.

     5.  The minimum tire size to be used in the transportation of the manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure must be at least 8 by 14.5 inches and 10 ply on all wheels.

     6.  Any two-way radio equipment used in the transportation of the manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure must be operated in conformance with federal regulations.

     7.  The permit is issued pursuant to chapter 484D of NRS and is not a waiver of other applicable requirements of NRS.

     8.  The permit is void if the length of the manufactured home, mobile home or other structure exceeds 80 feet.

     9.  The maximum speed limit while transporting a manufactured home, mobile home or similar structure must not exceed 55 miles per hour.

     10.  The load must be kept to the right of the highway centerline at all times and must stay off shoulders except when entering or leaving the highway or when necessary to allow trailing traffic to pass on narrow or winding roads. An effort must be made to prevent congesting or slowing down traffic.

     11.  As a warning to approaching traffic, the towing vehicle must operate with the headlights turned to a low beam.

     12.  When two or more manufactured homes, mobile homes or similar structures are moved over the same highway in the same direction, the drivers of the towing vehicles shall maintain a distance of at least 1,000 feet between vehicles.

     13.  The permittee is responsible for all liability for personal injury or property damage which may occur through any act or omission of the permittee when acting under a permit, and in the event any claim is made against the State of Nevada or any department officer, officer or employee, by reason of or in connection with any such act or omission, the permittee shall defend, indemnify and hold them harmless from such claims.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. III § A, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation, 2-3-94; R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02, 10-16-2002; R037-04, 8-18-2004)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.570)

      NAC 484D.695  Movement of other buildings or structures. (NRS 484D.625, 484D.715, 484D.720)  The Department may issue permits for the movement of buildings or structures other than those manufactured homes, mobile homes and similar structures regulated pursuant to NAC 484D.690 over the state highway system to those persons properly licensed by the State. The following conditions apply:

     1.  Movement of buildings or structures up to 26 feet in width, including, without limitation, eaves, will be allowed only if the character of the road and traffic conditions will allow such movement. Reduction in size of building by severance of portions may be necessary to accomplish the move.

     2.  The movement of buildings or structures over 26 feet in width is allowed only for short distances normally not to exceed 10 miles.

     3.  Measurement of building width includes any portion which protrudes from the walls of the building, including, without limitation, the overhang of the roof.

     4.  The route must be surveyed by the mover before moving to determine where obstructions may exist and provide for their removal or adjustment.

     [Dep’t of Highways, Oversized Vehicles and Loads Art. IV, eff. 10-1-76]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R127-98, 7-22-99; R113-02, 10-16-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.580)