CHAPTER 357

MOTOR VEHICLES - RELATING TO REVOCATION OF LICENSES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 165 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REVOCATION OF LICENSES AND ISSUANCE OF A NEW RESTRICTED LICENSE AFTER REVOCATION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That 5608. Sec. 70. of Chapter 165 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is hereby amended by repealing all of said Section and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

5608. Sec. 70. New License After Revocation:--

A person whose license is revoked under this Chapter shall not be entitled to apply or to receive a new license to drive until the expiration of one year from the date such former license was revoked; provided, however, that the Department may, in its discretion permit any such person to apply for and receive a restricted license at the expiration of three (3) months if the penalty imposed did not exceed a fine of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) and costs, otherwise at the expiration of six months, from the date such former license was revoked if the Department finds that the revocation of such license has created an extreme hardship in the conduct of the business usually transacted by the licensee. In all such cases the applicant shall furnish the necessary proof of financial responsibility as required by this Chapter or by any other law heretofore or hereinafter enacted and shall be permitted to operate a motor vehicle upon the highways of this State to the extent, and only to the extent, that it shall be necessary to commute between such licensee's place of residence and usual place of employment, and return.

Approved June 18, 1951.