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Statutes > South-dakota > Title-32 > Chapter-22 > Statute-32-22-21

32-22-21. Maximum weight per tire--Spacing of axles--Violation as misdemeanor. No vehicle equipped with pneumatic tires may be operated or moved upon any highway in this state, if the weight of the vehicle and the load thereon resting upon the surface of the highway exceeds:
(1) Six hundred pounds on any inch of the tire width on:
(a) An axle equipped with dual tires;
(b) A steering axle;
(c) An axle of an oversize or overweight vehicle that cannot be readily reduced in size or weight and is operating with a permit issued under § 32-22-42; or
(d) An axle of a trailer being towed by a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of eleven thousand pounds or less; or
(2) Five hundred pounds on any inch of the tire width on any other type of axle.
In no instance may the weight on any axle or combination of axles exceed the maximum weight limits specified in § 32-22-16. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Source: SDC 1939, § 44.0336 (6) (e) as added by SL 1943, ch 158, § 2; SL 1947, ch 192; SL 1953, ch 234; SL 1957, ch 223, § 2; SL 1959, ch 260, § 2; SL 1984, ch 230, § 19; SL 1996, ch 202, §§ 2, 3.