CHAPTER 90

PROVIDING FOR USE OF CANES BY THE BLIND

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF CERTAIN CANES EXCEPT BY BLIND PERSONS, REGULATING THE OPERATION OF VEHICLES APPROACHING BLIND PERSONS, PROVIDING PROTECTION AGAINST ACCIDENTS TO SUCH BLIND PERSONS, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF.

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

Section 1. No persons except those wholly or partially blind should carry in a raised or extended position on any street or highway a cane or walking stick which is white in color or white tipped with red.

Section 2. Any driver of a vehicle who approaches a person wholly or partially blind, carrying a cane or walking stick white in color, or white tipped with red, shall immediately come to a full stop, and take such precautions before 'proceeding as may be necessary to avoid accident or injury to the person wholly or partially blind.

Section 3. Violations and Penalties:--Any person who shall violate the provisions of this Act shall, upon summary conviction before any Magistrate, Alderman. or Justice of the Peace, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than Twenty-five Dollars and the cost of prosecution, and in default of the payment thereof shall undergo imprisonment for not more than ten days.

Approved March 25, 1947.