Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1106

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 8-15-3-27 ; IC 9-19-3-9.

Synopsis: Use of brakes on the toll road. Requires the department of transportation to adopt rules for the regulation of controls for the operation of brakes on a trailer when a motor vehicle is using the Indiana toll road. Requires brakes on a motor vehicle to be adequate to control the movement of and to stop and hold to the limit of traction of a vehicle or combination of vehicles under all conditions of loading on any grade on which it is operated.

Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2000.





Cheney




    January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1106



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 8-15-3-27; (00)IN1106.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 8-15-3-27 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 27. (a) As used in this section, "service brake" means the primary system or mechanism designed to retard or stop a motor vehicle.
     (b) Notwithstanding IC 9, the department may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 for the following:
        (1) Establishing weight and size limitations for vehicles using a tollway, subject to the following:
            (A) The operator of any vehicle exceeding any of the maximum allowable dimensions or weights must apply to the department in writing for an application for a special hauling permit. The application must be received at least seven (7) days before the time of desired entry. A permit, if granted, shall be given to the applicant in duplicate, properly completed, and numbered. The driver of the vehicle must have a copy to present to the toll attendant on duty at the point of entry to the tollway.
            (B) The department shall assess a fee for issuing a special hauling permit. In assessing the fee, the department shall take into consideration the following factors:
                (i) The administrative cost of issuing the permit.
                (ii) The potential damage the vehicle represents to the project.
                (iii) The potential safety hazard the vehicle represents.
        (2) Establishing the speed at which a vehicle may be driven on a tollway, including a minimum speed and a maximum speed not in excess of the maximum provided in IC 9 for the interstate defense network of dual highways.
        (3) Designating one-way traffic lanes on a tollway.
        (4) Determining the manner of operation of vehicles entering and leaving traffic lanes on a tollway.
        (5) Determining the regulation of U-turns, of crossing or entering medians, of stopping, parking, or standing, and of passing vehicles on a tollway.
        (6) Determining the establishment and enforcement of traffic control signs and signals for vehicles in traffic lanes, acceleration and deceleration lanes, toll plazas, and interchanges on a tollway.
        (7) Determining the limitation of entry to and exit from a tollway to designated entrances and exits.
        (8) Determining the limitation on use of a tollway by pedestrians and aircraft and by vehicles of a type specified in the rules.
        (9) Regulating commercial activity on tollways, including the following:
            (A) The offering or display of goods or services for sale.
            (B) The posting, distributing, or displaying of signs, advertisements, or other printed or written material.
            (C) The operation of a mobile or stationary public address system.
     (c) Notwithstanding IC 9, the department shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 for determining the regulation of controls for the operation of brakes on a trailer when a motor vehicle is using the Indiana toll road. These rules must include the prohibition of the use of the additional control instead of the service brake system whenever a motor vehicle is equipped with an additional control to operate the brakes on a trailer, except in the case of failure of the service brake system.
SOURCE: IC 9-19-3-9; (00)IN1106.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-19-3-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 9. All brakes must:
         (1) be maintained in good working order;
         (2) be adequate to control the movement of and to stop and hold to the limit of traction of a vehicle or combination of vehicles under all conditions of loading on any grade on which it is operated; and
        (3)
must be adjusted so as to operate as equally as practicable with respect to the wheels on opposite sides of the vehicle.
SOURCE: ; (00)IN1106.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) Notwithstanding IC 8-15-3-27 , as amended by this act, the department of transportation shall carry out the duties imposed upon it by IC 8-15-3-27 , as amended by this act, under interim written guidelines approved by the commissioner.
    (b) This SECTION expires on the earlier of the following:
        (1) The date rules are adopted under
IC 8-15-3-27 , as amended by this act.
        (2) December 31, 2000.

SOURCE: ; (00)IN1106.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. An emergency is declared for this act.