Bluegrass state truckers
may have an easier time getting to their old Kentucky home under
a bill proposed in the Kentucky Legislature.
Currently in Kentucky, 102-inch-wide
tractor-trailers may only operate on the state’s interstates, parkways
(four-lane interstate-style highways operated by the state) and
other approved state highways, according to information on the state
Legislature’s Web site. The regulation created an inconvenience
for drivers whose homes weren’t close to an approved highway.
However, HB124 introduced
Jan. 7 by state Rep. Danny Ford (R-Mount Vernon) – would allow those
tractor-trailers to drive up to 15 miles off an interstate or other
approved highway solely for the purpose of driving home, or returning
to the interstate from home.
The Kentucky Legislature’s
session started Jan. 7. The bill was sent to the House Transportation
Committee Jan. 8.