MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ACT OF 1963 (EXCERPT)
Act 181 of 1963
480.17 Violation of act or rules; penalty.
(1) Except as provided in sections 7b, 7c, and 7d, any person, driver, or motor carrier as defined by 49 CFR 390.5 who violates this act or a rule promulgated under this act, or permits or requires any person to violate this act or a rule promulgated under this act, is responsible for a state civil infraction and may be ordered to pay a fine of not more than $250.00 for each violation.
(2) A peace officer or an enforcement member of the motor carrier division of the department of state police, upon probable cause to believe that a motor vehicle is being operated in violation of this act or a rule promulgated under this act, may stop the motor vehicle and inspect the motor vehicle. If a violation is found, the officer may issue a notice to appear for that violation.
(3) An enforcement member of the motor carrier division of the department of state police, upon notification of a valid out-of-service order upon a motor carrier issued by the United States department of transportation, by a state or a political subdivision of a state, by the Canadian or Mexican government, or by the government of a province of Canada, may stop and detain any vehicle operated by the motor carrier and place the vehicle and driver out of service pursuant to the order. A driver or motor carrier operating a vehicle in violation of an out-of-service order is responsible for a state civil infraction and shall be assessed a fine of not more than $500.00.
History: 1963, Act 181, Eff. Sept. 6, 1963
Am. 1973, Act 171, Eff. Mar. 29, 1974
Am. 1984, Act 23, Imd. Eff. Mar. 8, 1984
Am. 1988, Act 353, Eff. Apr. 1, 1989
Am. 1988, Act 360, Imd. Eff. Dec. 7, 1988
Am. 1990, Act 339, Eff. Apr. 2, 1991
Am. 1995, Act 265, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 1996
Am. 2000, Act 98, Imd. Eff. May 15, 2000
Am. 2005, Act 177, Imd. Eff. Oct. 20, 2005
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