CHAPTER 653

HOUSE BILL NO. 1066

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 43, TITLE 21, OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES, USED BY RAILROAD COMPANIES TO TRANSPORT EMPLOYEES.

B it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware..

Section 1. Amend Chapter 43, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by adding a new section thereto to read as follows:

§4374. Equipment required on motor vehicles transporting railroad employees; penalty.

(a) Every motor vehicle provided by a railroad company and used to transport employees shall be equipped with adequate seating facilities, heating facilities and facilities for communication between occupants of the front seat of the vehicle and the occupants in the rear compartment of the vehicle. This requirement shall not apply to motor vehicles used to transport employees distances of less than 5 miles from their regular assembly point nor in cases of extreme emergency.

() If any dispute arises as to the adequacy of the facilities provided for in this Section, it shall be submitted to and decided by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles.

(a) The Department may rescind, cancel or suspend the registration of any motor vehicle described in subsection (a) of this Section and may rescind, cancel, suspend or take possession of the current registration plates of any such motor vehicle which is determined by the Department to be not equipped as required by this section."

Approved July 29, 1976