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Old 04-14-2020, 08:38 AM   #61
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The street I live on has a sign that say no truck over four tons. Around here doesn't mean much as at least fifty plus semi's a day pass thru here. That being said my GPS shows when I pass thru that part pf the road. Since they have built houses around me the truck traffic has gotten worse even though it is not a truck route. So that little sign doesn't mean much to most of the semi truck around here. Their thought is Sign? we don't obey no stinking sign!!!!
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Old 04-14-2020, 08:51 AM   #62
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The street I live on has a sign that say no truck over four tons. Around here doesn't mean much as at least fifty plus semi's a day pass thru here. That being said my GPS shows when I pass thru that part pf the road. Since they have built houses around me the truck traffic has gotten worse even though it is not a truck route. So that little sign doesn't mean much to most of the semi truck around here. Their thought is Sign? we don't obey no stinking sign!!!!
As long as the overweight commercial truck has a reason to be on the roadway, it is legal.
"4 ton limit" signs are intended for through trucks, not local trucks making deliveries.
If that truck/tractor/semi-trailer drives through the weight restricted roadway from one end to the other and continues on without stopping to load or unload commerce or commodity, it is a violation of the posted sign.
Those trucks must follow "truck route" signs.
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Old 04-14-2020, 08:54 AM   #63
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The signs are most likely posted by the state/county/city for liability reasons. Collision medical and disability claims in the insurance industry are skyrocketing, and civic legal departments need to limit their risk exposure or face a portion of those bills.
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Old 04-14-2020, 11:12 AM   #64
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I understand there's a humorous side to this post and not trying to be a kill joy here but a good piece of RvIng advice is to read every road sign, think what it means to your safety and navigation, and take action if necessary.

Thinking of height, width, and weight but also road conditions, weather, lane closures, detours, etc.

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Old 04-14-2020, 11:27 AM   #65
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When our pool was built some years back the fill-a-pool truck was very late. Turns out he had missed the first weight limit sign and had to back up un unmarked lane-and-a-half wide winding road (no way to turn around). Boy was he pissed. being a one lane wooden bridge, no way he could try.


Clearly we don't travel heavy, but I still pay attention. The signs aren't generally put up on a lark, and I'd sure hate to be the last one to try crossing.
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