CHAPTER 194

MOTOR VEHICLES

RELATING TO WELL DRILLING MACHINES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 165 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 165 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be further amended by adding a new paragraph to 5539. Section 1 thereof, to be known as paragraph (gg) as follows:

(gg) Well Drilling Machine. Any self propelled vehicle to which has been permanently mounted, or attached, any rig or other equipment used for the purpose of drilling wells, whether or not such vehicle was originally a truck, tractor, or other type of motor vehicle or was designed and built as a complete well drilling unit.

Section 2. That Chapter 165 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be further amended by adding a new paragraph to 5564. Section 26 thereof, as follows:

For the registration of any well drilling machine the fee shall be Five Dollars ($5.00) for the first five hundred pounds of the gross weight of such machine and Fifty Cents (500). for each additional five hundred pounds of the gross weight of such machine.

Section 3. That Chapter 165 of the Revised Code of Delaware, as amended, be further amended by adding a new paragraph to 5666. Section 128 thereof, to be known as paragraph (i) as follows:

(i) A well drilling machine need not be equipped with the lights required by this or any other Act of this Chapter; provided, however, that any such machine not equipped with lights as required by this Section shall not be driven upon, stand upon, or use in any way the highways of this state during the period from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise.

Approved March 3, 1943: