Sec. 25-341. Fastening load of logs, barrels, etc.
No vehicle which is designed or used for the purpose of hauling logs, poles, or lumber, barrels, hogsheads or other material or containers which by their very nature may shift or roll, shall be operated or moved over any highway unless its load is securely fastened by adequate log chains or metal cables so as to prevent the shifting or falling of such load from the vehicle; provided, however, that tobacco hogsheads may, in lieu of chains or metal cables, be secured by Manila or hemp rope of such strength as to securely fasten the hogshead against shifting, falling or rolling, and in any case of not less than five-eighth inch in diameter.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to release the owner or operator from liability for failure to use reasonable care in securing or fastening such load from shifting or falling. (Code 1959, § 20-196)
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