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Weight violations drop, after S.D. fines increased

PIERRE, S.D. - In South Dakota, a change in legislation is being hailed for a drop in overweight load violations.Up to a 50 per cent increase in penalties for driving overloaded has contributed to a d...


PIERRE, S.D. – In South Dakota, a change in legislation is being hailed for a drop in overweight load violations.

Up to a 50 per cent increase in penalties for driving overloaded has contributed to a drop in infractions for the fiscal year 2001, according to the state administrators. The number of tickets written for loads exceeding weight thresholds by a minimum of 5,000lb. has declined by 30 per cent compared to figures from the previous year.


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