CHAPTER 286

MOTOR VEHICLES - PERMITTING THE ISSUANCE, SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF RESTRICTED OPERATOR'S OR CHAUFFEUR'S LICENSES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 165 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, TO PERMIT THE ISSUANCE, SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF RESTRICTED OPERATOR'S OR CHAUFFEUR'S LICENSES.

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 adding thereto a new Section, to be known as 5589A. Sec. 51A., to read as follows:

5589A. Sec. 51A. RESTRICTED LICENSES: (1) The Department upon issuing an operator's or chauffeur's license shall have authority whenever good cause appears to impose restrictions suitable to the licensee's driving ability with respect to the type of or special mechanical control devices required on a motor vehicle which the licensee may operate or such other restrictions applicable to the licensee's driving ability arising out of or caused by his physical defects or infirmities as the Department may determine to be appropriate to assure the safe operation of a motor vehicle by the licensee.

(2) The Department may either issue a special restricted license or may set forth such restrictions upon the usual license form.

(3) The Department may upon receiving satisfactory evidence of any violation of the restrictions of such license suspend or revoke the same but the licensee shall be entitled to a hearing as upon a suspension or revocation under this Act.

(4) It is a misdemeanor for any person to operate a motor vehicle in any manner in violation of the restrictions imposed in a restricted license issued to him.

Section 2. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved June 5, 1951.