[Rev. 11/22/2013 9:21:28 AM--2013]

[NAC-484A Revised Date: 8-12]

CHAPTER 484A - SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT

484A.010         “Incidentally operated or moved upon a highway” interpreted; vehicles not specified in statutory definitions.

484A.020         Travel on public highways.

 

 

      NAC 484A.010  “Incidentally operated or moved upon a highway” interpreted; vehicles not specified in statutory definitions. (NRS 482.123, 482.160, 484A.245, 484A.470)

     1.  As used in NRS 482.123 and 484A.245, the Department will interpret the term “incidentally operated or moved upon a highway” to mean the operation of:

     (a) A motor vehicle in an emergency situation, as determined by emergency personnel, including, without limitation, a law enforcement agency or other appropriate authority;

     (b) Construction equipment to patch a roadway that is operated subject to the terms of a contract for a specific project;

     (c) Snow removal equipment to clear snow from highways during or immediately following inclement weather; or

     (d) Special mobile equipment on a public highway that is not a controlled-access highway as defined in NRS 484A.060, if the special mobile equipment travels not more than 5 miles from the point at which the special mobile equipment initially entered the public highway.

     2.  As used in NRS 482.123 and 484A.245, the term “special mobile equipment” does not include:

     (a) Any truck that:

          (1) Is used as a water truck on any portion of a public highway; or

          (2) Was originally designed and manufactured as a vehicle to carry cargo;

     (b) Any vehicle:

          (1) That is used to sweep any portion of a public highway;

          (2) That was originally designed and manufactured to transport persons or property;

          (3) To which machinery for sweeping is mounted or attached; or

          (4) That has the capability of traveling long distances over a controlled-access highway; (c) Any trailer; or

     (d) Any farm machinery or implements of husbandry.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R079-07, eff. 1-30-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.725)

      NAC 484A.020  Travel on public highways. (NRS 484A.470)

     1.  Special mobile equipment may travel on a public highway that is not a controlled-access highway as defined in NRS 484A.060, if:

     (a) The transportation of other person or property is not the intent of the travel; or

     (b) The travel is required to complete a task and is limited to a specific project for which the special mobile equipment is assigned.

     2.  Special mobile equipment may travel more than 5 miles from the point where the special mobile equipment first entered the public highway if the special mobile equipment:

     (a) Maintains or cleans a public highway during or immediately following a flood or other emergency as determined by emergency personnel; or

     (b) Facilitates the movement of traffic on a public highway.

     3.  Special mobile equipment that is incidentally operated or moved upon a highway must not jeopardize traffic safety or impede the flow of traffic.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Motor Veh. by R079-07, eff. 1-30-2008)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 484.735)