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Appendix IV: Non-Commercial Unsecured-
Load Laws, Exemptions, and Fines or
Penalties or Both
fines/penalties (& separate penalty
statute if not contained in
State Unsecured-load law Unsecured-load law exemptions unsecured-load law)
Florida Fla. Stat. 316.520 Farming vehicles traveling locally or $200 Fla. Stat. 318.18, license
vehicles dropping sand for traction or suspension with second offense. Any
water for cleaning or maintaining the road. person who willfully violates the
provisions of this section which offense
results in serious bodily injury or death
to an individual within the confines of
statute is also subject to fines of no
more than $500 and prison for not
more than 60 days;
775.082 and 775.083.
Georgia O.C.G.A. 40-6-254 and Motor vehicles carrying agricultural, Up to $1000 and/or jail time not to
40-6-248.1 vehicles transporting agriculture or farm exceed 1 year.
products. O.C.G.A. 17-10-3.
Hawaii HRS 291C-131 Agricultural vehicles, vehicles carrying $250 - $1000 + suspension of license
birds with feathers, and vehicles carrying (dependent on number of offenses).
rocks, sand, or gravel.
Idaho Idaho Code 49-613 Vehicles that are government, quasi- $67.
government, their agents or employees or
contractors thereof, in performance of
maintenance or construction of a highway;
vehicles owned by canal companies,
irrigation districts, drainage districts or
their boards of control, lateral ditch
associations, water districts or other
irrigation water delivery or management
entities, or operated by any employee or
agent of such an entity, performing
construction, operation or maintenance of
facilities; and vehicles transporting
Illinois 625 ILCS 5/15-109 and Motor vehicles dropping sand for traction For 109: $120, Class A Misdemeanor,
625 ILCS 5/15-109.1 or water for cleaning the highway, or Illinois Supreme Court Rules, Rule
agricultural vehicles. 526. A conviction for this could result in
a determinate sentence of
imprisonment of less than one year or
a fine not to exceed $2,500 for each
offense or the amount specified in the
offense, whichever is greater, may be
imposed. Illinois Unified Code of
Corrections (730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-55). For
109.1: Not to exceed $250.
Indiana Indiana Code 9-20-18- Motor vehicles transporting poultry or Up to $500 Indiana Code
14 and 9-21-8-48 spreading sand/de-icing (removing ice). 34-28-5-4.
Iowa Iowa Code 321.460 Motor vehicles carrying hay or stover $200 Iowa Code 805.8A.
(stalks and leaves, of corn); or sand for
traction or water for maintaining roadway.
GAO-13-24 Unsecured Loads
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