PROHIBITED – SPILLING LOADS ON THE HIGHWAY!!
Traffic Stop Tuesday Postings are presented by the McPherson Police Department
This Tuesday they are talking about ‘SPILLING LOADS ON THE ROADWAY’.
Today, ‘Traffic Stop Tuesday’ is going to discuss that SPILLING LOADS ON THE HIGHWAYS/ROADWAYS is PROHIBITED!
With summer officially underway, it is a great time to get that cleaning done that you didn’t finish during spring cleaning.
Before you haul your load to the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility or to the McPherson County Construction and Demolition Landfill – PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SECURE YOUR LOAD PROPERLY!
In summary – Standard Traffic Ordinance, Sec. 179 (a) on SPILLING LOADS ON HIGHWAYS PROHIBITED states:
- No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any highway unless such vehicle is so constructed or leaded as to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping therefrom.
- This section does not apply to trailers or semitrailers when hauling livestock – HOWEVER, these trailers need to be cleaned out periodically.
If you look at the photos we post with this issue of Traffic Stop Tuesday – it is easy to see the hazards that exist and imagine the damage that could be done if some of the driver’s load in these pictures were to fall out onto the roadway.
PLEASE help keep our roadways safe and clean, by properly securing your load before you haul it away.
(TRAFFIC STOP TUESDAY is SPONSORED by CrossDove Writers)