CHAPTER 228 - MOTOR VEHICLES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 165 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, IN RELATION TO PERSONS ENTITLED TO OPERATOR'S AND CHAUFFEUR'S LICENSE; INSTRUCTION PERMITS.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 165 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and-repealing paragraph (a) of 5592. Section 54 of said Chapter, and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

(a) An operator's license shall not be issued to any person under the age of sixteen years, and no chauffeur's license shall be issued to any person who is under the age of eighteen years and who has not had at least one year's previous experience as an operator of a motor vehicle.

Section 2. That Chapter 165 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing paragraph (a) of 5594. Section 56 of said Chapter and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

(a) The Department upon receiving from any person over the age of sixteen years an application for a temporary instruction permit, together with the fee required by law, may in its discretion issue such a permit entitling the applicant, while having such permit in his immediate possession, to drive a motor vehicle upon the highway for a period of sixty days, when accompanied by a licensed operator or chauffeur who is actually occupying a seat beside the driver and there is no other person in the vehicle. Provided, however, that if such applicant is under the age of twenty years, the Department shall require a birth certificate, or a certified copy thereof, to be filed with such application.

Approved April 19, 1937.