15-20-030  General transportation requirements.
   (a)   No explosives shall be transported in any vehicles through the public ways of the city unless such vehicle is in charge of two competent persons each holding a certificate of fitness for such purpose. Said certificate of fitness shall be issued only to employees of a person duly licensed to transport or sell explosives in the city.
   (b)   Any mechanically propelled vehicle used for the transportation of explosives shall be in good condition for service, and shall have an enclosed wooden body completely fire-protected on the outside. The motor, fuel tank, carburetor, electric wiring and exhaust, shall be separate from the body of the vehicle. Internal combustion engines shall be separated not less than two feet from the outer wall of the body in which explosives are to be carried. All such vehicles must be constructed and maintained in accordance with specifications of, and subject to the approval of, the fire commissioner, who shall inspect or cause to be inspected all such vehicles at least once every six months. Mechanically driven vehicles must be equipped with such a device or devices as will not permit a speed in excess 15 miles per hour.
   (c)   No metal tools or other pieces of metal shall be carried within a vehicle carrying explosives, except in a separate tool box.
   (d)   No blasting caps or electric blasting caps or other combustible material shall be transported in the same vehicles with other explosives.
   (e)   A vehicle carrying explosives shall have motive power amply able to draw the load, and it shall avoid stoppages other than to load and unload, and no unnecessary stops or stands shall be made.
   (f)   Vehicles carrying explosives must not be left standing unless absolutely necessary, and then only when the brakes are set and motors stopped.
   (g)   No explosives shall be left in a vehicle unless such vehicle is in charge of an employee with a certificate of fitness, and no vehicle loaded with explosives shall be left unattended.
   (h)   Every vehicle carrying more than five pounds of explosive substances referred to in Section 15-20-010 shall display upon an erect pole at the front end of such vehicle and at such height that it shall be visible from all directions a red flag with the word “Danger” printed, stamped or sewn thereon in white letters at least six inches in height, or in lieu of such flag the word “Explosives” must be painted on or attached to the rear end and each side of such vehicle in letters at least four inches in height.
   (i)   Vehicles carrying explosives shall comply with Sections 15-24-1150 to 15-24-1210, inclusive. Wherever the phrase flammable liquids is used, it shall mean explosives and wherever the phrase truck, tank truck, semitank truck, or tank vehicle is used, it shall mean vehicles on which explosives are transported. The truck shall meet applicable Department of Transportation and/or Interstate Commerce Commission regulations and all requirements of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago.
   (j)   No intoxicated person shall be permitted on a vehicle carrying explosives.
   (k)   No smoking within ten feet of a vehicle loaded with explosives shall be permitted.
   (l)   No person shall carry or transport in or upon such vehicle any explosives in excess of 2,000 pounds.
   (m)   No person in charge of a vehicle carrying explosives shall deliver them except in original and unbroken packages, nor at any place other than a duly authorized magazine and to the person in charge thereof.
   (n)   Each vehicle shall carry an approved water- type fire extinguisher thereon of not less than two and one-half gallons capacity.
(Prior code § 125-3; Amend Coun. J. 5-18-16, p. 24131, § 140)