Caught On A "NO TRUCKS" Road?

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  1. Tanksmuch

    Tanksmuch Light Load Member

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    Depends on where the sign is... I beat a ticket like this, but it was weight restricted.

    It's called Selective Exclusion and below is a clip from the MUTCD (Federal Guidelines).

    Support: 03 Typical exclusion messages include: A. No Trucks (R5-2), B. NO MOTOR VEHICLES (R5-3), C. NO COMMERCIAL VEHICLES (R5-4), D. NO TRUCKS (VEHICLES) WITH LUGS (R5-5), E. No Bicycles (R5-6), F. NO NON-MOTORIZED TRAFFIC (R5-7), G. NO MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES (R5-8), H. No Pedestrians (R9-3), I. No Skaters (R9-13), J. No Equestrians (R9-14), and K. No Hazardous Material (R14-3) (see Section 2B.62). Option: 07 The Selective Exclusion sign should be placed on the right-hand side of the roadway at an appropriate distance from the intersection so as to be clearly visible to all road users turning into the roadway that has the exclusion.
     
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  3. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    What, you mean that no trucks sign shouldn't be halfway down the block behind a tree?
     
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  4. Tanksmuch

    Tanksmuch Light Load Member

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    LOL, sure, if they want to ticket me... I'll be glad to fight it because that's the d'head I am. ;)
     
  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Of course none of that matters if you land in front of a anti-truck biased judge.
     
  6. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Well.....if you avoid those roads then you won't have to fight that ticket now will you?
     
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  7. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Every single road I've went on that was restricted completely, or restricted to 58,280, isn't in the atlas as a restricted road. Other than just knowing the route, what do you do? Call the local PD and tell them your route and see if it's all kosher?
     
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  8. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Medium Load Member

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    I was permitted on a F m road in Texas, my GPS said it was restricted. No sign, did a load a day, one day a sign with the weight limit apeared. Changed the route.
     
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  9. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    I think those are ok, but those roads that have the obvious no trucks sign, like going through neighborhoods or maybe certain downtown areas, are the ones i speak of. Louisiana and Mississippi will have those 58000 weight limit signs but they are ok usually. Some drivers are a little too reliant on their GPS, especially a 4 wheeler GPS, and it over simplifies routes. Then it gets truckers on ill advised routes. Many of those will have that restricted sign, like the parkways in NYC
     
  10. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Medium Load Member

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    I got a ticket from tree police, I cut through to avoid an road shutdown . I just kept my mouth shut and paid the ticket
     
  11. Tanksmuch

    Tanksmuch Light Load Member

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    If the sign is in the proper place, I will certainly avoid the roads. If the sign is on the road that's restricted then it's too late to avoid.
     
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