CHAPTER 409

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 58

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 41, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE RULES OF THE ROAD AND THE USE OF CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend §4)99C, Chapter 41, Title 21, Delaware Code by striking §4199C(a) in

its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(a) Every person shall be responsible, when transporting a child under the age of 4 years and weighing less than 40 pounds In a motor vehicle operated on the roadways, streets or highways of this State, for providing for the protection of the child by properly using a child passenger restraint system meeting the federal motor vehicle safety standards. The duty imposed by this subsection shall not apply to an operator or passenger of a motor bus, limousine, or taxicab as defined in §1801 of Title 2."

Section 2. Amend §4199C(d), Chapter 41, Title 21, Delaware Code by adding the words "either comparative or" after the word of and before the word "contributory," as it appears therein.

Approved July 15, 1988.