CHAPTER 315

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21, MAKING IT UNLAWFUL TO ENGAGE IN ANY MOTOR VEHICLE SPEED CONTEST ON A PUBLIC HIGHWAY.

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

Section 1. Section 4172 of Chapter 41, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, is repealed and a new Section 4172 is inserted in lieu thereof to read as follows:

§ 4172. Speed exhibitions; drag races; and other speed contests

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any motor vehicle race, speed exhibition, or in any speed contest whatsoever, including those commonly known as drag races, on any public road, street or highway in this state, or to aid, abet, promote, or assist in any manner whatsoever any such race or contest.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any owner or any person in charge of a motor vehicle to permit his vehicle or any vehicle under his control to be used by another person in any motor vehicle race, or contest for speed on any public road, street or highway in this state.

(c) Whoever being an operator violates any of the provisions of this section shall be fined for the first offense not less than $25 nor more than $200 or imprisoned not less than 10 days nor more than 30 days, or both. Upon receiving notice of such conviction, the Commissioner shall forthwith suspend the operator's or chauffeur's license of the person convicted for a period of not longer than 6 months. For each subsequent like offense, he shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $400 or imprisoned not less than 15 days nor more than 60 days or both. Upon receiving a court record of conviction for a subsequent like offense, the Commissioner shall suspend the operator's or chauffeur's license for a one year period.

(d) Whoever aids, abets, promotes, or assists in any manner whatsoever any such race or contest shall be fined for the first offense not less than $25 nor more than $200 or imprisoned not less than 10 days nor more than 30 days, or both. For each subsequent like offense he shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $400 or imprisoned not less than 15 days nor more than 60 clays or both.

Approved June 20, 1968.