CHAPTER 305

MOTOR VEHICLES - PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF TRACKLESS TROLLEY COACH OPERATORS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 165 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF TRACKLESS TROLLEY COACH OPERATORS.

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, be further amended by adding at the end thereof a new Article to be designated as Article XI, the Sections thereof to be numbered 571911. Sec. 18111. to 5719jj. Sec. 181jj., inclusive, as follows:

MOTOR VEHICLES--ARTICLE XI

TRACKLESS TROLLEY COACH OPERATORS

57191 Sec. 1811 Words and Phrases Defined:--The following words and phrases when used in this Chapter shall, for the purpose of this Chapter, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this Section, except in those instances where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.

(a) "Trackless Trolley Coach." Every device for passenger transportation (commonly called an electric trackless trolley coach), equipped with tires of rubber or other resilient material, not operated on rails, propelled by electrical energy supplied through overhead wires, which device may also contain auxiliary means for self-propulsion by a motor using gasoline, oil or other similar fuel.

(b) "Trackless Trolley Operator." Every person who is in actual physical control of any trackless trolley coach upon a highway.

5719jj. Sec. 181jj. Every trackless trolley coach operator, while operating a trackless trolley coach upon a highway shall be subject to the rules of the road set forth in the provisions of Article 5, Chapter 165, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, in so far as applicable; provided, however, that none of the said applicable provisions shall be construed or interpreted so as to change any existing route of any trackless trolley coach or to prevent any operator of any trackless trolley coach from stopping to pick up or discharge passengers at any regular designated coach stop; and further provided, that trackless trolley coach operators shall not be subject to the following Sections and/or parts of Sections of said Article 5 hereinafter designated:

(a)Par. 5631. Sec. 93.

(b)Par. 5632 (b). Sec. 94 (b).

(c)Par. 5639. Sec. 101.

(d)Par. 5652. Sec. 114.

(e)Par. 5652. Sec. 115.

(f)Par. 5655. Sec. 117.

(g)Par. 5656. Sec. 118.

(h)Par. 5657. Sec. 119.

(i)Par. 5658. Sec. 120.

() Par. 5668 (e) (f). Sec. 130 (e) (f).

(a)Par. 5670. Sec. 132. (1) Par. 5671. Sec. 133.

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

Approved June 5, 1951.