CHAPTER 122

MOTOR VEHICLES RELATING TO NUMBER PLATES

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

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 by Chapter 244, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by repealing all of paragraph (a) of 5550. Sec. 12. and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

(a) The Department shall also furnish for each vehicle registered one number plate for a motorcycle, trailer, or semitrailer, and one number plate for each other motor vehicle. The Department shall also furnish registration plates as hereinafter provided. Upon the termination of the lawful use of any such plates, they shall be returned to the Department.

Section 2. That Chapter 165 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended by Chapter 244, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of paragraph (b) of 5550. Sec. 12. and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

(b) Each number plate shall have displayed thereon the registration number assigned to the vehicle, the name of this State, which may be abbreviated. In case of vehicles registered for a gross rate of more than five thousand (5000) pounds the number plate may also show the gross weight for which the vehicle is registered. The said number plates for each vehicle shall also show, in the manner determined by the Department and as hereinafter provided, the period or expiration thereof for which the vehicle has been registered and the required registration fee paid. The said number plate and the identifying letters and numerals thereon, except the registration period or expiration thereof, shall be of sufficient size to be plainly readable at a distance of one hundred (100) feet during daylight. Upon the transfer of a vehicle or upon the expiration of registration for any other cause, the number plates assigned to a vehicle, shall remain attached thereto.

Section 3. That Chapter.165 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended by Chapter 244, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of Subsection (a) of 5551. Sec. 13 thereof and substituting in lieu thereof a new Subsection (a) as follows:

(a) The number plate assigned to a motor vehicle, shall at all times be attached to the rear of said motor vehicle.

Approved April 2, 1947.