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11.04.04.00.htm 11.04.04.00. Title 11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Subtitle 04 STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION Chapter 04 Oversize and Overweight Vehicles ― Escort Vehicles, Signing, and Lighting Authority: Transportation Article, §2-103(b) 4-204, 4-205(f) 8-204(b)d) (i) 24-112, 24-113, Annotated Code of Maryland
11.04.04.01.htm 11.04.04.01. 01 Signing.. A. When a permittee or user moves a permit vehicle that exceeds 9 feet in width on highways in the State, the permittee shall display, on the front and rear of the vehicle, wide load or oversize load signs conforming to the specifications in §B of this regulation.B. Specifications.. 1) Permit Vehicle.. a) A permit vehicle shall display the words "wide load" or "oversize load" in black letters not less than 10 inches high, with a brush stroke not less
11.04.04.02.htm 11.04.04.02. 02 Escorts ― General.. A. A permittee shall be required to provide one or more private escort vehicles for an oversize or overweight permit move as indicated in Regulation .03 of this chapter. A permit move may be a vehicle with a load including manufactured housing (mobile home or modular unit) or a vehicle alone.B. Monitoring of the permit move by State Highway Administration personnel may be required as determined by the State Highway Administration.
11.04.04.03.htm 11.04.04.03. 03 Private Escort ― When Required.. A. One Escort. The permittee shall provide one escort vehicle for a permit move while it is traveling any highway in the State if the permit move is:1) More than 13 feet wide, unless the load is a manufactured housing unit;. 2) More than 85 feet long;. 3) 14 feet 6 inches high or more (pole vehicle required). 4) More than 60 tons gross weight;. 5) Construction equipment over 12 feet wide traveling off the interstate system; or.
11.04.04.04.htm 11.04.04.04. 04 Private Escort ― Equipment and Responsibilities.. A. Communication. All private escort drivers and the permit driver shall be equipped with a two-way radio. The drivers shall maintain constant communication except for intermittent interruptions which may be caused by the terrain or atmospheric conditions, or directed by posting as in blasting areas.B. Lighting.. 1) A private escort vehicle shall have at least one oscillating or rotating roof light, yellow in co
11.04.04.05.htm 11.04.04.05. 05 Escorted Vehicles ― General Restrictions.. A. A person may not move an escorted vehicle on the interstate system if the movement would constitute a special traffic hazard.B. When escort is required, each permit vehicle requires its own escort.. C. Each permit vehicle with escort shall maintain a 1-mile distance from another escorted permit vehicle traveling in the same direction.D. If traffic buildup behind a permit move becomes heavy (considered to be in excess of six cars inc
11.04.04.06.htm 11.04.04.06. 06 Police Escort.. A. In addition to the private escort required under Regulation .03 of this chapter, the permittee shall also provide for police escort for certain permit moves.B. The permittee shall provide for police escort for any permit move which is 16 feet wide or more or in excess of 75 tons gross weight.C. The State Highway Administration Hauling Permits Unit may require police escort if:. 1) The permit move has a gross weight between 65 and 75 tons;.
11.04.04.9999.htm 11.04.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 20, 1975 (2:10 Md. R. 752). Chapter revised effective July 20, 1977 (4:15 Md. R. 1146). Chapter recodified from COMAR 11.04.08 to 11.04.04. Chapter repealed effective August 1, 1984 (11:15 Md. R. 1332) ―. Regulations .01―06 adopted effective August 1, 1984 (11:15 Md. R. 1332). Regulation .01A, C amended effective October 23, 1995 (22:21 Md. R. 1616).
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