CHAPTER 169

MOTOR VEHICLES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 165 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES; BY PROVIDING THAT IMMEDIATE FAMILY OF DECEASED PERSON AFTER NOTICE TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE DEPARTMENT MAY CONTINUE TO OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE OF DECEASED UPON DECEASED'S LICENSE PLATES.

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

Section 1. That 5553, Section 15 of Chapter 165 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (d) of 5553, Section 15 of said chapter and inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph, to be known as paragraph (d), as follows:

(d) In the event of the transfer by operation of law of the title or interest of an owner in and to a vehicle as upon inheritance, devise or bequest, order in bankruptcy, or insolvency, or execution sale, the registration thereof shall expire and the vehicle shall not be operated upon the highways until and unless the person entitled thereto shall apply for and obtain the registration thereof, except that the widower or widow of any deceased person and the immediate members of his or her family residing in the household, after having given due and proper notice to the Department in such manner and on such form as may be provided therefor by the Department, may operate such vehicle and said license plates shall continue in full force and effect, and excepting further than an administrator, executor, trustee or other representative of the owner, or a sheriff or other officer, or the assignee or legal representative of any such person may operate or cause to be operated any vehicle upon the highways for a distance not exceeding 125 miles from the place where formerly kept by the owner to a garage, warehouse or other place of keeping or storage, upon displaying upon such vehicle the number plates issued to the former owner. The license plates shall then be removed from the vehicle and delivered to the Motor Vehicle Department.

Approved May 1, 1939.