§383.1. Loads of loose materials on vehicles; care required thereto; penalties
A. Any load of loose material as defined in R.S. 32:383(C) being transported by a commercial hauler, or in a vehicle purchased by the state or any political subdivision of this state after August 15, 1999, shall be covered in such a manner as to prevent the load from blowing, spilling, or dropping from the vehicle. However, a load of dirt or sand shall be exempt from the provisions of this Section if the load is being transported within a municipality with a population of not less than ten thousand five hundred nor more than eleven thousand two hundred in a parish with a population of no less than thirty-one thousand two hundred fifty nor no more than thirty-two thousand five hundred all according to the latest decennial census, and the speed of the vehicle transporting the load does not exceed twenty-five miles per hour.
B. Any violation of this Section for failure to cover a load of loose material while being transported shall be punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars or more than two hundred dollars.
Acts 1991, No. 555, §1; Acts 1995, No. 544, §1; Acts 1999, No. 258, §1; Acts 2001, No. 787, §1; Acts 2001, No. 1205, §1.