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Statutes > South-dakota > Title-32 > Chapter-15 > Statute-32-15-27

32-15-27. Wheel weight, movement, and damping device requirements for vehicle suspension systems--Violation as petty offense. No person may operate a motor vehicle required to be registered in this state which has an unloaded weight of six thousand pounds or less, other than a motorcycle, on a public highway, unless:
(1) The vehicle shall be constructed and loaded so that the weight on the wheels of any axle is not less than thirty percent of the gross weight of the vehicle;
(2) The vehicle shall have a suspension system that allows movement between the unsprung axle and wheel and the chassis body and shall be equipped with a damping device at each wheel location.
A violation of this section is a petty offense.

Source: SL 1977, ch 260, § 1 (5), (6); SL 1989, ch 255, § 38.