Due to numerous complaints from residents about overweight vehicles damaging village roads, we would like to remind everyone about the village’s overweight vehicle ordinance and the reasons behind it.
Overweight vehicles not only cause damage to the roadways, but are also very dangerous. The vehicle’s brakes may not be rated for the amount of weight being hauled. An overweight vehicle will require a greater stopping distance, or the brakes may fail altogether.
In 2016 the Village of Oakwood Hills revised ordinance 11-102: Overweight and/or Over Dimension Vehicles.
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to be in control of, to drive, to park, or move on, upon or across, or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be parked, driven, or moved upon or across, any street or highway under the jurisdiction of the Village, any vehicle or combination of vehicles exceeding the size and weight limitations stated in the 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/15-102 (width), 5/15-103 (height), 5/15-107 (length), 5/15-111 (weight) and 5/15-316 (local restrictions).
The ordinance was passed in an effort to keep our roadways safer, and to help minimize damages caused by overweight vehicles. Signs for this ordinance are posted at every point of entry into the village. This video helps to explain vehicle weight ratings.