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321.383 Exceptions---slow vehicles identified.

1. This chapter with respect to equipment on vehicles does not apply to implements of husbandry, road machinery, bulk spreaders and other fertilizer and chemical equipment defined as special mobile equipment, road rollers, or farm tractors except as made applicable in this section. However, the movement of implements of husbandry between the retail seller and a farm purchaser or from farm site to farm site or the movement of indivisible implements of husbandry between the place of manufacture and a retail seller or farm purchaser under section 321.453 is subject to safety rules adopted by the department. The safety rules shall prohibit the movement of any power unit towing more than one implement of husbandry from the manufacturer to the retail seller, from the retail seller to the farm purchaser, or from the manufacturer to the farm purchaser.

2. When operated on a highway in this state at a speed of thirty miles per hour or less, every farm tractor, or tractor with towed equipment, self-propelled implement of husbandry, road construction or maintenance vehicle, road grader, horse-drawn vehicle, or any other vehicle principally designed for use off the highway and any such tractor, implement, vehicle, or grader when manufactured for sale or sold at retail after December 31, 1971, shall be identified with a reflective device of a type approved by the director; however, this provision shall not apply to such vehicles when traveling in any escorted parade. The reflective device shall be visible from the rear and mounted in a manner approved by the director. The director, when approving the device, shall be guided as far as practicable by the standards of the American society of agricultural engineers. A vehicle other than those specified in this section shall not display a reflective device. On vehicles operating at speeds above thirty miles per hour, the reflective device shall be removed or hidden from view.

3. Garbage collection vehicles, when operated on the streets or highways of this state at speeds of thirty miles per hour or less, may display a reflective device of a type and in a manner approved by the director. At speeds in excess of thirty miles per hour the device shall not be visible.

Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined as provided in section 805.8, subsection 2, paragraph "d".

Section History: Early form

[C39, § 5033.03; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.383; 82 Acts, ch 1254, § 2]

Section History: Recent form

87 Acts, ch 186, §3; 96 Acts, ch 1152, § 18

Internal References

Referred to in § 321.1, 321.234A, 321.288, 321.398, 321.438, 805.8(2e)


See also § 321.423(6)

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