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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, BY ADDING CHAPTER 46 RELATING TO CARELESS DRIVING.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Title 21, of the Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto a Chapter 46 as follows:

CHAPTER 46 CARELESS DRIVING, INATTENTION TO DRIVING, PENALTY.

§ 4601. Careless or inattentive driving

(a) Whoever operates a motor vehicle on a public highway in a careless or imprudent manner or without due regard for road, weather, and traffic conditions then existing shall be guilty of careless driving.

(b) Whoever operates a motor vehicle on a public highway and who fails to give full time and attention to the operation of the motor vehicle, or whoever fails to maintain a proper lookout while operating the motor vehicle shall be guilty of inattentive driving.

(c) Whoever violates any of the provisions of Section 4601 shall be fined not less than $10.00 nor more than $100.00 or be imprisoned not less than 10 days nor more than 30 days or both. For each subsequent violation of this Section a person shall be fined not less than $25.00 nor more than $200.00 or imprisoned not less than 15 days nor more than 60 days or both. A subsequent violation before being punishable as such shall have been committed within. 24 months after the commission of the prior offense.

Approved June 14, 1968.