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South Dakota Oversize and Overweight Fines and Penalties

Overdimension Only — Violation is a Class 2 Misdemeanor punishable by a $200 fine and/or 30 days in jail. A vehicle that is overweight on a tire, wheel, axle, or axle group is not allowed to proceed until it is made legal by either shifting the load or unloading part of the load. An overweight violation is a Class 2 misdemeanor, and is punishable by a $200 fine or 30 days in jail, or both. In addition, a civil penalty in the following amount is charged

WEIGHT

FINE

1,000 – 3,000 lbs

$.05 per pound

3,001 – 4,000 lbs

$.15 per pound

4,001 – 5,000 lbs

$.22,5 per pound

5,001 – 10,000 lbs

$.37,5 per pound

Over 10,000 lbs

$.75 per pound

The penalty is assessed at a single rate according to the cents per pound penalty for the highest weight violation. A motor vehicle which is overweight on a tire, wheel, axle, or axle group(s) will not be allowed to proceed until it is made legal. The penalty is assessed at a single rate according to the cents per pound penalty for the highest weight violation. SDCL §32-22-55.

http://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes/Codified_Laws/DisplayStatute.aspx?Statute=32-22&Type=Statute

http://www.sddot.com/resources/brochures/sddot_truck_briefing_2d.pdf

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