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used on any road or highway which are not part of the state reward system: Provided, That should any improved high- Proviso, way be damaged by the use of chains or other non-skidding damage. devices, the person, company or corporation owning or operating such vehicle, shall be liable to arrest and penalties as hereinafter provided. (573) Sec. 7. All motor trucks or trailers, now operat. Trucks, etc;
to display in. ing or hereafter placed in operation, upon the public highways formation as of this state, shall have placed upon them information relative to their height of wheel, width of tire, gauge, width over all, weight and carrying capacity. This information shall be conspicuously placed upon the vehicle.
(574) Sec. 8. On the rear axle three-quarters of the Rear axle, gross weight of a motor truck or trailer, and its respective capacity. carrying capacity, must be within the limits of the schedule of the respective diameters of wheel, size of tire, and speed per mile, as shown in the schedule under section fourteen, this act: Provided, That trailers having two wheels, at least Proviso. three-quarters of the gross weight of the trailer and its respective load shall be upon the axle of the trailer.
(575) Sec. 9. The front axle shall carry the remainder Front axle. of the weight of a motor truck or trailer and load combined, and must be within the limits of the schedule of the respective diameter of wheel, size of tire and speed per mile, as shown in the schedule for single tires, under section fourteen, this act.
(576) Sec. 10. This act shall apply to motor trucks or Busnes. trailers used as busses for carrying passengers. (577) SEC. 11. This act shall not apply to farm imple. Implements
excepted. ments or machinery used in road construction. (578) Sec. 12. The size of tire and height of wheel shall
Size of tire, be taken as that size printed upon a tire by the manufacturer.
(579) Sec. 13. When a truck is hauling a trailer, the speeded. speed shall be governed by the vehicle having the lowest mile per hour rating.
SCHEDULE FOR THE REGULATION OF MOTOR TRUCKS
AND TRAILERS UPON THE HIGHWAY.
When marlmum limited.
For a thirty-four-inch wheel, multiply the above maximum wheel load figures by one and one-tenth.
For a thirty-six-inch wheel, multiply the above maximum wheel load figures by one and two-tenths.
For a thirty-eight-inch wheel, multiply the above maximum wheel load figures by one and three-tenths.
For a forty-inch wheel, multiply the above maximum wheel load figures by one and four-tenths.
For a forty-two-inch wheel, multiply the above maximum wheel load figures by one and five-tenths.
For a forty-four-inch wheel, multiply the above maximum wheel load figures by one and six-tenths. (581) SEC. 15.
SEC. 15. Whenever by reason of the thawing of frost, or rains, the roads are in soft condition, the maximum carrying capacity of tires on all vehicles shall be limited to one-half the carrying capacity of tires as provided in this act.
(582) Sec. 16. Any person, firm or corporation which moves, or causes to be moved any vehicle over or along the public highways contrary to the provisions of this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof before a justice of the peace or other court having competent jurisdiction, shall be subject, for each offense, to a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail for not to exceed thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court: Provided, That the provisions of this act shall not apply to the moving of any vehicle, for which a permit has been
Misdemeanor, what deemed.
granted by the highway officials having jurisdiction. Any
sheriffs, county to cause to be made as his deputies all county, dis- power of. trict and township highway commissioners, and others where necessary, and these deputies shall have power to arrest on sight or upon a warrant any person having violated any provisions of this act. Any such deputy who shall wilfully disregard enforcing the provisions of this act shall be guilty of neglect of duty. (584) Sec. 18. This act shall not apply to public high- Where
applicable. ways in cities or villages, except as to state rewarded roads.
REGULATION OF TRAILERS.
An Act to regulate the hauling of trailers upon the public highways of
this state by or with any motor truck or other motor propelled vehicle, and to provide a penalty for the violation hereof.
(Act 8, (ex. sess.), P. A. 1919.)
The People of the State of Michigan enact: (585) SECTION 1. It is hereby declared to be unlawful to Non-compli. haul any trailer or trailers by or with any motor truck, or ful. other motor propelled vehicle, on any of the public highways of this state, except in compliance with the provisions of this act. In no case shall any trailer carrying a load in excess Certain loads of that provided in act one hundred thirty-two of the public acts of nineteen hundred seventeen, be so hauled on any such highway; nor shall any person haul, or cause to be hauled, Two trailers, by or with any motor truck, or other motor propelled vehicle, more than two trailers. In any case the aggregate length aggregate of the propelling truck, or other vehicle, and the trailers as width. loaded, shall not exceed sixty feet; nor shall the width of the load carried by any such trailer exceed eight feet and six inches: Provided, That with the permission in writing of the Proviso,
poles. highway commissioner of the township, or the public highway officials of the city or village, poles having a greater length than sixty feet, may be hauled on trailers, subject to such reasonable conditions as such commissioner or municipal authorities may prescribe.
(586) Sec. 2. All trailers hauled by or with any motor Coupling truck, or other motor propelled vehicle, must be so attached devices. to such truck or vehicle, and to each other if more than one trailer is hauled, with such form of coupling device as will prevent such trailer or trailers from being deflected more than
six inches from the path of the towing vehicle's wheels. Trailers must also be connected to the towed vehicle, or to each other, by suitable safety chains, one on each side of the coupling. Each such chain so used shall be of sufficient strength to haul the trailers when loaded. All trailers so hauled on the public highways between the hours of one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise, shall carry a green light on the left-hand side of each trailer, which light shall be so affixed as to be plainly visible to the drivers of other vehicles, or to persons using such highway. A red light shall be properly affixed to the rear of the last trailer, so hauled, between the hours above stated. The speed of any motor truck or other motor propelled vehicle hauling a single trailer shall not exceed fifteen miles per hour, and if two trailers are so hauled, such speed shall not exceed ten miles per hour on any public highway.
(587) Sec. 3. This act shall not apply to farm implements or machinery used in road construction.
(588) Sec. 4. Any person or persons, hauling any trailer or trailers on any public highway of this state by or with any motor vehicle, or motor truck, in violation of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail for not exceeding one month or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.
LICENSING OPERATORS OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
An Act to. provide for the licensing of operators of motor vehicles,
and the suspension and revocation of such licenses in certain cases.
(Act 368, P. A. 1919.)
The People of the State of Michigan enact: (589) SECTION 1. Every person, other than chauffeurs registered as by law required, hereafter desiring to operate a motor vehicle upon the public highways of this state, shall first obtain a license for that purpose as hereinafter provided, but no such license shall be issued unless the applicant is over fourteen years of age. If the application for license, such as is required herein, shows that the applicant for such has a physical defect which might affect the operation by him or her of such motor vehicle, the examiner may require such applicant to show cause why a license should be granted to him or her, and may require such applicant, by personal examination and demonstration, to show that, notwithstand. ing such defect or defects, he or she is a proper person to
operate a motor vehicle on the public highways; and if the
, motor vehicles as the license shall designate. Am. 1919, (ex. sess.), Act 23. (590) Sec. 2. Application for license shall be filed with Application,
where filed, the secretary of state after approval of the local examiner, lee, etc. as hereinafter provided; shall be accompanied by a fee of fifty cents; shall be made upon blanks furnished by the secre. tary of state; and such application shall be in such form and contain such provisions, not inconsistent with this act, as said secretary of state may determine, but said application shall contain the following: Name, age, postoffice address, What to place of residence, and whether or not said applicant has any physical defects which might affect his or her operation of a motor vehicle on the public highways, and whether or not applicant has been convicted of a previous violation of any law governing the operation of motor vehicles or of this act and if so, whether or not his operator's license has been revoked or suspended, giving the date. Such application must be under oath and signed personally by the applicant for the license. All fees collected by the secretary of state under this act shall be paid into the state treasury. There is hereby appropriated out of the fees so received a sufficient amount annually to pay the necessary expenses incurred by the secretary of state in carrying out the provisions of this act, the same to be expended solely for the purposes hereof in the same manner as other appropriations for said department are expended.
(591) Sec. 3. The application for the license herein pro- Local examvided for shall be first presented for approval, if the applicant loing officers. be a resident of a city to the chief of the police department of such city, or if a resident of a village or township to the sheriff or one of his deputies of the county in which such village or township is located. It shall by [be] the duty of each chief of To personally police or sheriff, or deputy sheriff, as the case may be, to whom such application is presented, to personally examine such applicant, either by an oral examination or by practical demonstration to ascertain such person's ability to properly operate a motor vehicle, and such examination shall also include questions touching upon such applicant's knowledge of the motor vehicle laws of this state. If such applicant shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the examiner that he or she is qualified to operate a motor vehicle, the examiner shall approve such application and such application may then be filed with the secretary of state, as above provided. No license shall be Approval granted by the secretary of state without such approval by