Nebraska Revised Statute 60-6,304

60-6,304

60-6,304.

Load; contents; requirements; vehicle that contained livestock; spill prohibited; violation; penalty.

(1)(a) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section for a vehicle that contained livestock, but still contains the manure or urine of such livestock, no vehicle shall be driven or moved on any highway unless the vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent its contents from dropping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping from the vehicle.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section for a vehicle that contained livestock, but still contains the manure or urine of such livestock, no person shall transport any sand, gravel, rock less than two inches in diameter, or refuse in any vehicle on any hard-surfaced state highway if such material protrudes above the sides of that part of the vehicle in which it is being transported unless such material is enclosed or completely covered with canvas or similar covering.

(c) No person shall drive or move a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer upon any highway unless the cargo or contents carried by the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer are properly distributed and adequately secured to prevent the falling of cargo or contents from the vehicle. The tailgate, doors, tarpaulins, and any other equipment used in the operation of the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer or in the distributing or securing of the cargo or contents carried by the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer shall be secured to prevent cargo or contents falling from the vehicle. The means of securement to the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer must be either tiedowns and tiedown assemblies of adequate strength or sides, sideboards, or stakes and a rear endgate, endboard, or stakes strong enough and high enough to assure that cargo or contents will not fall from the vehicle.

(d) Any person who violates any provision of this subsection is guilty of a Class IV misdemeanor.

(2)(a) No person operating any vehicle that contained livestock, but still contains the manure or urine of livestock, on any highway located within the corporate limits of a city of the metropolitan class, shall spill manure or urine from the vehicle.

(b) Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a Class IV misdemeanor and shall be assessed a minimum fine of at least two hundred fifty dollars.

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