Section 14-182 Transportation of hazardous materials.


    (a) It is unlawful for any person to operate any bus, truck, truck-tractor and trailer combination, or other commercial motor vehicle upon any street, road or highway within the city limits when transporting materials defined and classified as hazardous by the United States Department of Transportation pursuant to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations unless such vehicle is equipped with the equipment required by and be operated in accordance with the safety and hazardous materials regulations for such vehicles as adopted by the United States Department of Transportation.

    (b) It is unlawful for any person to operate any bus, truck, truck-tractor and trailer combination or other commercial motor vehicle upon any street, road or highway within the city limits when transporting materials defined and classified as hazardous by the United States Department of Transportation pursuant to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations unless such vehicle is placarded in accordance with Title 49, part 172, subpart F of the Code of Federal Regulations.

    (c) Members of the Columbia Police or Fire Departments shall be authorized to enter the cargo area of a commercial motor vehicle or trailer to inspect the contents when reasonable grounds exist to cause belief that the vehicle is transporting hazardous materials as defined by Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(Ord. No. 10812, § 1(12.1145), 12-2-85)

     Editor's note--Ord. No. 10812, § 1, adopted Dec. 2, 1985, amended the 1964 Code by the addition of § 12.1145. At the editor's discretion said provisions have been codified herein as § 14-182 to facilitate classification in this volume.