(a) Blasting caps, or detonators, shall not be transported over the highways of the City on the same vehicles with explosives.
(b) Vehicles used for the transportation of explosives shall be strong enough to carry the load without difficulty, and shall be in good mechanical condition. If vehicles do not have a closed body, the body shall be covered with a tarpaulin or other effective protection against moisture and sparks. Such vehicles shall have tight floors and shall have a lining of wood or other non-sparking material which shall cover any projections or metal which might come into contact with packages of explosives.
(c) Every vehicle while carrying explosives shall have painted on both sides and rear, in letters at least four inches high, in contrasting colors, the word "Explosives", or in lieu thereof shall display, in such manner that it will be visible from all directions, a red flag with the word "EXPLOSIVES" printed, stamped or sewed thereon in white letters at least six inches high.
(d) Every vehicle, when used for transporting explosives over the highways of the City, shall be equipped with not less than two approved type fire extinguishers, suitable for use on flammable liquid fires, filled and ready for immediate use, and located near the driver's seat.
(e) The person to whom a permit has been issued to transport explosives over the
highways of the City shall daily inspect those vehicles employed by him to determine that:
(1) Fire extinguishers are filled and in working order.
(2) Electric wiring is completely insulated and firmly secured.
(3) Chassis, motor, body and all other parts of vehicles are clean and free from surplus oil and grease.
(4) Gasoline tank and piping are secure and without leaks.
(5) Brakes and steering equipment are in good condition.
(6) The vehicle is in proper condition for handling explosives.
(f) Vehicles transporting explosives shall only be driven by and be in charge of a driver who is careful, capable, reliable and not addicted to the use or under the influence of intoxicants or narcotics. He shall be familiar with the traffic regulations, State laws and the provisions of this chapter governing the transportation of explosives.
(g) No explosives shall be transported in any form of pole-type trailer, nor shall any trailer be attached to a vehicle hauling explosives.
(h) No metal, metal tools, oils, matches, firearms, electric storage batteries, flammable substances, acids, oxidizing or corrosive compounds shall be carried in the bed or body of any vehicle transporting explosives.
(i) Vehicles containing explosives shall never be taken into a garage, or other repair shop, for repairs or storage.
(j) Transporting explosives when possible shall be done only during daylight hours.
(k) Unauthorized persons, or passengers, shall not ride on a vehicle transporting explosives.
(l) Vehicles transporting explosives shall not be left unattended at any time except while making actual deliveries. In making deliveries, explosives shall not be left unless they are placed in a magazine or in charge of some competent person authorized to accept them.
(m) Vehicles transporting explosives and traveling in the same direction shall not be driven nearer than three hundred feet of each other.
(n) Explosives shall not be transported through any completed vehicular tunnel or subway.
(o) When explosives are loaded or unloaded, the packages containing the explosives shall not be thrown, or dropped but shall be carefully deposited, and stored in such a manner as to prevent any displacement of the packages.
(Ord. 31-1962. Passed 6-14-62.)
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