Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 010
Other Identifying Information:2003 House Bill 2166
Tax Type:Vehicles
Brief Description:An Act regulating traffic; concerning certain axles; amending K.S.A. 8-1908 and repealing the existing section.
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CHAPTER 10

HOUSE BILL No. 2166


An Act regulating traffic; concerning certain axles; amending K.S.A. 8-1908 and repealing

the existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 8-1908 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-

1908. (a) The gross weight upon any wheel of a vehicle shall not exceed

10,000 pounds.

(b) The gross weight upon any one axle, including any one axle of a

group of axles, of a vehicle shall not exceed 20,000 pounds.

(c) Any axle located within seven feet of any adjacent axle shall be a

weight bearing axle and shall at all times, when the wheels of such axle

are in contact with the road surface, carry its proportionate part of the

load permitted on such axles. An axle shall not be used to determine the

lawful axle weight under this section or the gross weight under K.S.A. 8-

1909, and amendments thereto, when the wheels of such axle are not in

contact with the road surface.

(d) As used in this section:

(1) ``Gross weight on any one axle'' means the total load on all wheels

whose centers are included within two parallel transverse vertical planes

not more than 40 inches apart.

(2) ``Tandem axles'' means two or more consecutive axles, arranged

in tandem and articulated from a common attachment to the vehicle or

individually attached to the vehicle, with such axles spaced not less than

40 inches and not more than 96 inches apart.

(3) ``Triple axles'' means three or more consecutive axles, arranged

in tandem and articulated from a common attachment to the vehicle or

individually attached to the vehicle, with such axles spaced more than 96

inches and not more than 120 inches apart.

(4) ``Quad axles'' means four or more consecutive axles, arranged in

tandem and articulated from a common attachment to the vehicle or

individually attached to the vehicle, with such axles spaced more than 120

inches and not more than 150 inches apart.

(e) The gross weight on tandem axles shall not exceed 34,000 pounds.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 8-1908 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the statute book.

Approved March 24, 2002.


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Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003