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Statutes > South-dakota > Title-32 > Chapter-22 > Statute-32-22-3

32-22-3. Maximum width of vehicle and load--Violation as misdemeanor--Farm machinery and recreation vehicle exceptions. Except for self-propelled or towed farm machinery operated pursuant to § 32-22-3.2 or a recreation vehicle, no motor vehicle may operate upon a public highway if the width, measured at the widest points, either of the vehicle or the load, exceeds one hundred two inches, excluding any required safety equipment. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor. The farm machinery exception provided by this section does not apply to farm machinery being transported or delivered by an equipment dealer or manufacturer. The recreation vehicle exception provided by this section applies to excess width which is attributable to an appurtenance, excluding required safety equipment, which does not exceed six inches beyond either sidewall of the vehicle. For the purposes of this section, an appurtenance is an integral part of a vehicle and includes awnings, grab handles, lighting equipment, cameras, and vents. No appurtenance may be used as a load carrying device.

Source: SDC 1939, § 44.0336 (1); SL 1947, ch 192; SL 1953, ch 233; SL 1961, ch 227; SL 1978, ch 235; SL 1979, ch 226, § 1; SL 1983, ch 246, § 1; SL 1983, ch 335, § 17; SL 1984, ch 230, § 3; SL 1991, ch 258, § 2; SL 2005, ch 169, § 1.