CHAPTER 86

MOTOR VEHICLES WHEN SPEED LIMITS NOT APPLICABLE

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 165 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO 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, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and repealing 5625. Sec. 87. and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

5625. Sec. 87. WHEN SPEED LIMITS NOT APPLICABLE:--The speed limitations set forth in this Chapter shall not apply to vehicles when operated with due regard for safety under the directions of the police in the chase or apprehension of violators of the law or of persons charged with or suspected of any such violation, nor to police vehicles in cases of emergencies, nor to fire department or fire patrol vehicles when traveling in response to a fire alarm, nor to public or private ambulances when traveling in emergencies. This exemption shall not, however, protect the driver of any such vehicle from the consequences of a reckless disregard of the safety of others.

Approved May 11, 1951.