CHAPTER 124

MOTOR VEHICLES MAKING PROVISIONS FOR RESTRICTING THE USE OF HIGHWAYS BY STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 165 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED, "MOTOR VEHICLES", BY MAKING PROVISION FOR RESTRICTING THE USE OF HIGHWAYS BY STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and the 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 and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of 5658. Sec. 120. of said Chapter and by inserting and enacting in lieu thereof a new 5658. Sec. 120. as follows, to-wit:


5658. Sec. 120. When State and Local Authorities May Restrict Right to Use Highways:--State and Local authorities may by ordinance or resolution prohibit the operation of vehicles upon any highway or impose restrictions as to weight of vehicles for a total period not to exceed ninety days in any one calendar year, when operated upon any highway under the jurisdiction of and for the maintenance of which such state and local authorities are responsible, whenever any said highway by reason of deterioration, rain, snow or other climatic conditions will be seriously damaged or destroyed unless the use of vehicles thereon is prohibited or the permissible weights thereof reduced. Such state and local authorities enacting any such ordinance or resolution shall erect or cause to be erected and maintained signs designating the provisions of the ordinance or resolution at each end of that portion of any highway affected thereby and the ordinance or resolution shall not be effective until or unless such signs are erected and maintained. State and local authorities may also, by ordinance or resolution, prohibit the operation of trucks or other commercial vehicles, or impose limitations as to the weight thereof on designated highways, which prohibitions and limitations shall be designated by appropriate signs placed. on such highways.

Approved April 3, 1947.