Section 14-131 Regulations as to width, height and length of motor vehicles; exceptions.


    (a) No vehicle operated upon the streets of this city shall have a width, including load, in excess of ninety-six (96) inches, except clearance lights, rearview mirrors or other accessories required by federal, state or city law or regulation.

    (b) No vehicle operated upon the highways of this city shall have a height, including load, in excess of thirteen and one-half (13 1/2) feet.

    (c) No single motor vehicle operated upon the highways of this city shall have a length, including load, in excess of forty (40) feet.

    (d) No bus or trackless trolley coach operated upon the streets of this city shall have a length in excess of fifty-six (56) feet; provided, however, such vehicles may exceed the fifty-six (56) feet length when such excess length is caused by the projection of a front safety bumper or a rear safety bumper or both. Such safety bumper shall not cause the length of the bus to exceed the fifty-six (56) feet length limit by more than one foot in the front and one foot in the rear. The term "safety bumper" means any device which may be fitted on an existing bumper or which replaces the bumper and is so constructed, treated, or manufactured so that it absorbs energy upon impact.

    (e) No combination of truck-tractor and semitrailer operated upon the highways of this state shall have a length, including load, in excess of sixty (60) feet.

    (f) Except as hereinafter provided, these restrictions shall not apply to agricultural implements operating occasionally on the streets for short distances, or to self-propelled hay-hauling equipment, or to implements of husbandry, or to vehicles temporarily transporting agricultural implements or implements of husbandry or road-making machinery, or road materials, or towing for repair purposes vehicles that have become disabled upon the streets, or to implement dealers delivering or moving farm machinery for repairs on any streets other than the interstate system. Implements of husbandry and vehicles transporting such machinery or equipment may be operated occasionally for short distances on streets when operated between the hours of sunrise and sunset by a driver licensed as an operator or chauffeur. As used in this paragraph the term "implements of husbandry" means all self-propelled machinery operated at speeds of less than thirty (30) miles per hour, specifically designed for, or especially adapted to be capable of, incidental over-the-road and primary off-road usage and used exclusively for the application of commercial plant food materials or agricultural chemicals, and not specifically designed or intended for transportation of such chemicals and materials. No implement of husbandry may exceed a width of eleven (11) feet, six (6) inches. The purpose of this section is to permit a single trip per day by the implement of husbandry from the source of supply to a given farm.

(Code 1964, § 12.1060)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 304.170.