(a) The total outside width of any vehicle or the load thereon shall not exceed 96 inches except as otherwise provided in this section.
(1) The total outside width of a farm tractor or any farm implement or machinery shall not exceed 186 inches. Any agricultural implement wider than 108 inches shall not be moved on the highway between the hours of sunset and sunrise.
(2) The total outside width of the load of any vehicle hauling concrete pipe or unprocessed logs, pulpwood or wood bolts shall not exceed 104 inches.
(3) Whenever pneumatic tires, in substitution for the same type or other type of tires, have been heretofore or are hereafter placed upon a vehicle in operation upon the effective date of this ordinance, the maximum width from the outside of one wheel and tire to the outside of the opposite wheel and tire shall not exceed 102 inches, but in such event the outside width of the body of the vehicle or the load thereon shall not exceed 96 inches.
(4) Nothing herein contained shall prohibit the operation of any trackless trolley, coach, gas or diesel, with a maximum outside width of not to exceed 102 inches, on the streets of the City of Flint; and the Michigan Public Service Commission may permit the operation of motor buses in suburban services, within a radius of 30 miles from the corporate limits of the City of Flint, with a maximum outside width of not to exceed 102 inches on highways and streets the width of which is 20 feet or more.
(b) No vehicle unloaded or with load shall exceed a height of 13 feet, six inches. The owner of any vehicle which collides with any lawfully established bridge or viaduct shall be liable for all damage and injury resulting from any collision caused by the height of the vehicle, whether clearance of the bridge or viaduct is posted or not.
(1) No vehicle, except a trailer or semitrailer, including load shall exceed a total length of 35 feet, except vehicles operated by municipally- owned or municipally-franchised transportation companies operating within their respective jurisdictions, and except motor buses regulated by the Michigan Public Service Commission and vehicles designed and used exclusively to transport boards and vans used in moving household goods, which shall not exceed a total length of 40 feet. No combination of truck-tractor and trailer or semitrailer including load shall exceed a total length of 55 feet; except that a combination of truck-tractor, semitrailer and trailer including load may exceed a total length of 65 feet. Any combination exceeding 55 feet in length, unless designed and used exclusively to transport assembled motor vehicles or bodies, may be operated only on such highways and routes as shall be approved and designated for such operation by the City of Flint. No motor truck or tractor or other motor-propelled vehicle shall haul more than one trailer and one semitrailer at any one time except that a farm tractor may haul two wagons or trailers or garbage and refuse haulers may, during daylight hours, haul up to four trailers for garbage and refuse collection purposes, not exceeding in any combination a total length of 55 feet at a speed of not to exceed 15 miles per hour.
(2) No train of vehicles or vehicle operated alone shall carry any load extending more than three feet beyond the front thereof.
(3) No motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer whose frame or body extends more than 60 inches beyond the rear of the rear axle thereof and is more than 42 inches above the roadway shall be operated on the streets of this City unless equipped with a fender or bumper on the extreme rear of such frame or body. Such bumper shall extend downward from the rear of such frame or body to within 30 inches of the roadway and be of substantial construction.
(4) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, it shall be lawful to operate a combination of truck-trailer or semitrailer, or both, designed and used exclusively to transport assembled motor vehicles or bodies which does not exceed a total length of 60 feet. The load on any such combination of vehicles may extend an additional three feet beyond the front or rear thereof.
(Ord. 894, passed 1-5-1950; Ord. 1795, passed 8-17-1964; Ord. 2118, passed 3-10-1969)
Size, weight and load of vehicles, see MCLA 257.716 et seq.