CHAPTER 281 - MOTOR VEHICLES RELATING TO CRANES

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

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, as amended, be further amended by adding a new paragraph to 5539. Section 1 thereof, to be known as paragraph (hh) as follows:

(hh) Cranes: Any self-propelled vehicle to which has been permanently mounted, or attached, any crane, whether or not such vehicle was originally a truck, tractor, or other type of motor vehicle or was designed and built as a complete crane unit; provided, however, that the word "crane", as herein defined, shall not be construed to mean any truck or other vehicle equipped with, or to which has been affixed any device used for the purpose of providing a means for towing other vehicles.

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 crane 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 (j) as follows:

(j) A crane 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 used in any way upon the highways of this State during the period from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise.

Approved March 27, 1945.