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321.309 Towing---convoys---drawbars.

No person shall pull or tow by motor vehicle, for hire, another motor vehicle over any highway outside the limits of any incorporated city, except in case of temporary movement of a disabled motor vehicle to the place where repairs will be made, unless such person has complied with the provisions of sections 321.57 and 321.58. Provided, however, if such person is a nonresident of the state of Iowa and has complied with the laws of the state of that person's residence governing licensing and registration as a transporter of motor vehicles the person shall not be required to pay the fee provided in section 321.58 but only to submit proof of the person's status as a bona fide manufacturer or transporter as may reasonably be required by the department.

Every person pulling or towing by motor vehicle another motor vehicle in convoy or caravan shall maintain a distance of at least five hundred feet between the units of said convoy or caravan.

The drawbar or towing arm between a motor vehicle pulling or towing another motor vehicle shall be of a type approved by the director, except in case of the temporary movement of a disabled vehicle in an emergency situation.

Section History: Early form

[C31, 35, § 5067-d9; C39, § 5024.13; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.309]

Section History: Recent form

83 Acts, ch 101, § 69

Internal References

Referred to in § 805.8(2m)

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