CHAPTER 179

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 180

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AND

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2 AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COMMERCIAL VEHICLES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Title 21 of the Delaware Code by making insertions as shown by underlining as follows:

§ 4319. Mandatory Reverse Warning – Commercial Vehicle.

(a) Except as to farm vehicles, all commercial vehicles registered in the State of Delaware with a gross weight rating of 26001 pounds or more shall be equipped with an (i) audible reverse warning signal, so as to adequately place an individual within 50 feet of such vehicle on notice that such commercial vehicle intends to and/or is in the process of moving backwards in a reverse gear; (ii) a backup camera visible in the cab of the vehicle, or (iii) an audible warning device that will alert the driver when the vehicle is approaching an object.

(b) This section shall only apply to commercial vehicles that are titled on or after January 1, 2014.

(c) Whoever violates this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of $75. For each subsequent offense within two years of a prior offense, the person shall be subject to a civil penalty of $175.

Section 2. This Act shall be known as the "Dana Martino Act."

Section 3. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2014.

Approved August 30, 2013