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Old 06-06-2015, 02:25 AM   #15
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Here is the exact wording of the Indiana law:
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IC 9-21-8-13
Interstate highways consisting of at least three lanes; lane use
restrictions for trucks
Sec. 13. Except when entering or leaving a highway or where a
special hazard exists that requires, for safety reasons, the use of an
alternate lane, a person may not operate a truck, truck tractor, road
tractor, trailer, semitrailer, or pole trailer on an interstate highway
consisting of at least three (3) lanes in one (1) direction in any lane
other than the two (2) far right lanes.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.9.
I'm thinking (and I don't practice law in any state, however ) that the word "trailer" could apply and be defined as any vehicle towing a trailer ...?? If so, that could possibly mean that using the third lane would be prohibited for any vehicle pulling any kind of trailer. Or so I'm guessing.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:42 PM   #16
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Indiana passing with a tow vehicle

Our motor home is as big as a truck. I always heed whatever rules are posted for trucks, including lane restrictions.


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Old 06-07-2015, 10:25 PM   #17
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The OP said he was pulling a tow vehicle not a trailer. Just another variable to the equation.
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The OP said he was pulling a tow vehicle not a trailer. Just another variable to the equation.

When a car is being towed it is considered a trailer.
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When a car is being towed it is considered a trailer.
I agree, a two axle, 4 wheel trailer. It is after all trailing behind you.
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I would recommend a call to the local court prosecuting attorney and ask the question?
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When a car is being towed it is considered a trailer.
Not to confuse the issue, but Blue Ox and Roadmaster both have charts by state and they break them down into towing a trailer and towing a towed vehicle. A lot of states have different laws for towing a vehicle than for towing a trailer.

Bottom line is the fine was $154 and if he wants to fight it, he would have to return to Indiana and appear in court. Costs to him would be more than the fine.
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Amen brother, for years I've said that they should run the Indy 500 on 465, everyone is already up to track speeds and it would only be 10 laps around to finish the race.
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It's like that in Salt Lake City along the I15 corridor.
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Thanks for pointing this out. I was not aware of it, but sure enough in Washington State it's the same way "No vehicle towing a trailer or no vehicle or combination over ten thousand pounds may be driven in the left-hand lane of a limited access roadway having three or more lanes for traffic moving in one direction except when preparing for a left turn at an intersection, exit, or into a private road or driveway when a left turn is legally permitted." RCW 46.61.100(3).
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