CHAPTER 223 - MOTOR VEHICLES

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALE OF USED TAXI CABS AND VEHICLES USED FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION; INSPECTION; PENALTIES.

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

Section 1. No person, firm or corporation, shall knowingly offer for sale or exchange in this State any motor vehicle which was previously licensed and used as a taxi cab or for public transportation until the certificate of title for such motor vehicle shall have been surrendered to the Motor Vehicle Commissioner and until the Motor Vehicle Commissioner has stamped in a conspicuous place on such certificate of title the words, "'THIS MOTOR VEHICLE HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN USED AS A TAXI CAB OR FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION."

No taxi cab or other motor vehicle which was previously used for public transportation, shall be sold to any person until such vehicle has been examined and determined safe and fit for operation and found equipped according to law by the agents of the Motor Vehicle Commissioner of this State.

In the event such vehicle is found to be in an unsafe condition or the required equipment is not present or is not in proper repair and adjustment, the officer shall give a written notice to the owner of the unsafe condition of said motor vehicle. In event the said taxi cab or motor vehicle is not placed in a safe condition and equipped according .to law, the department shall rescind, cancel or suspend the registration of such motor vehicle.

Section 2. Any person who shall sell a motor vehicle contrary to the provisions of Section 1 and every officer, agent or employee of any person, firm or corporation and every person who shall sell or who shall authorize, direct, aid in or consent to the sale of a motor vehicle contrary to the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars or by imprisonment in the County Jail not to exceed one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment."

Approved May 20, 1937.