CHAPTER 194 - RELATING TO AUTOMOBILE JUNK YARDS

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE STORING OF ABANDONED AUTOMOBILES AND PROHIBITING THE MAINTENANCE OF AN AUTOMOBILE JUNK YARD ALONG STATE HIGHWAYS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That within thirty days after the passage and approval of this Act it shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm, association or corporation to place, store or permit the placing or storage of abandoned or scrapped automobiles, or automobiles that have been junked, or to maintain or keep any yard where scrapped, abandoned or junked automobiles are kept or stored within a distance of one-quarter mile from the right of way of the nearest improved State or public highway unless the yard or field wherein such automobiles are kept, placed or stored shall have erected thereon a fence parallel to said improved highway for the full length of said yard or field along said highway; and shall also have a further fence extending back from said parallel fence the full length of that portion of the field used for such storage, or for a distance of seventy-five feet, whichever distance shall be the shorter, which said fence or fences shall be at least seven feet in height, shall be built of wood and the panels thereof shall be spaced not more than two inches apart.

Section 2. Any person or group of persons, firm or association violating any of the provisions of this Act shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) nor more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for each separate offense, and in lieu of the payment of such fine as may be imposed shall be imprisoned for not less than ten days nor more than sixty days.

Each day that any violation shall be continued shall be deemed a separate offense and violation of the provisions of this chapter.

Approved April 30, 1937.