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which records shall be open to public inspection; and he shall furnish, from time to time, at cost price, to any person having a motor vehicle registered under the provisions of this act, as many plates or markers as may be required by such person for display upon such motor vehicle. Upon the transfer of ownership of any motor vehicle its certificate of registration Expiration of shall expire, and said secretary, at his discretion, may reassign istration. the distinguishing mark or number described in such certificate. assigned. In the event that any certificate or license issued by said secretary under the provisions of this act shall be lost or destroyed, he shall issue to the person whose certificate or license has been so lost or destroyed a duplicate thereof. In the event that said secretary is unable to immediately furnish any plate or marker provided for by this act to any person entitled thereto, he may issue a certificate to such person stating that such marker has been ordered and giving the number thereof, and such person may thereafter use a temporary plate or marker, similar in form to the plate or marker provided for by this act, until said plate or marker has been so furnished. SEC. 7. No
operate a motor vehicle upon the operator's public highways of this state until he shall have first obtained a license for that purpose, but nothing herein contained shall prevent the operating of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed person, other than a person whose application has been refused or whose license has been suspended or revoked, if accompanied by a licensed operator, which licensed operator shall also be personally liable for any violation of the provisions of section eleven, twelve, or thirteen of this act. Licenses for operating motor vehicles shall be issued by the secretary of the state, but no license shall be issued to any person under the age of eighteen years. Applications for licenses shall be made upon blanks furnished by said secretary, and said application blanks and said licenses shall be in such form and contain such provisions, not inconsistent with this act, as said secretary may determine. A number shall be assigned to each licensee, and a proper record of all applications for licenses and of all licenses issued shall be kept by said secretary at his office, and shall be open to public inspection. Each license shall state the name, place of residence, and post office address of the licensee and the number assigned to him. Said licenses shall continue in force until one year from the date of issue unless suspended or revoked for cause, and shall at all times be carried by the licensee when he is operating a motor vehicle upon the highways of this state, and shall be subject to examination upon demand by any proper officer.
Revocation of operator's license.
Sec. 8. The following fees shall be paid to the secretary of the state for the certificates and licenses issued by him in accordance with the provisions of this act: Three dollars, for each certificate of registration of a motor vehicle, other than a motor bicycle, having a rating of less than twenty horse power, five dollars for each motor vehicle having a rating of twenty horse power and less than thirty horse power, and ten dollars for each such vehicle having a rating of thirty horse power or more, and if such motor vehicle has two ratings of horse power the registration fee shall be based on the higher rating; fifty cents for each certificate of registration of a motor bicycle, or duplicate thereof; ten dollars for each dealer's certificate; one hundred dollars for each manufacturer's certificate; two dollars for each license to operate a motor vehicle other than a motor bicycle; fifty cents for each license, or duplicate thereof. to operate a motor bicycle; one dollar for each duplicate certificate or license, except for motor bicycles.
Sec. 9. The secretary of the state, or the deputy secretary, may, after due hearing, upon not less than three days' notice in writing, suspend or revoke the license issued to any person under section seven of this act, for any cause which he may deem sufficient; but every applicant for a license whose application shall be refused by said secretary, and every licensee whose license shall be revoked by said secretary or deputy secretary, may appeal to the superior court from such decision, refusal, or revocation. The provisions of section 2658 of the general statutes concerning appeals from decisions of county commis
sioners shall, in so far as the same are applicable, govern the Record of con- appeals herein provided for. A full record shall be kept by
every court or justice of the peace in this state of every case in which a person is convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of section eleven, twelve, or thirteen of this act, and a certified abstract of such record, the expense of which abstract shall be taxable as costs in such case, shall, within ten days after the date of such conviction, be transmitted by such court or justice of the peace to the secretary of the state. Said courts and justices of the peace shall furnish to said secretary the details of all flagrant cases which may be heard before them, and they may make such recommendations to said secretary as to the suspension or revocation of the licenses of the parties defendant in such cases as they may deem proper. Said secretary shall keep such records in his office, and they shall be open to public inspection. Whenever any person licensed to operate a motor vehicle upon the public highways of the state shall have been convicted of any violation of section eleven, twelve, or thirteen of this act, said secretary, or the deputy secretary, may
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revoke the license of such person, and, upon a third conviction within the same calendar year, said person shall, in addition to the penalties for such offense, incur a forfeiture of his license, and the said secretary, or the deputy secretary, shall thereupon revoke and require a return of the same. No person shall, for the period of three months from the date of the revocation of his license, be capable of receiving a new license, nor thereafter except in the discretion of said secretary.
Sec. 10. Any nonresident of this state who shall have Use of highways complied with the laws of the state or territory of the United nonresident States in which he resides, requiring the registration of owners vehicles. of motor vehicles, or of motor vehicles, or of both, and the display of identification numbers on such vehicles, and who shall cause the identification numbers of such state or territory, in accordance with the laws thereof, and none other, together with the initial letter or letters of such state or territory, to be displayed on his motor vehicle while used or operated upon the public highways of this state, may use such highways for a period not to exceed ten successive days at any one time, without complying with the provisions of the foregoing sections of this act; provided, however, that, if any nonresident be convicted of violating any provision of section eleven, twelve, or thirteen of this act, he shall thereafter be subject to and required to comply with all the provisions of this act relating to the registration of motor vehicles and the licensing of operators thereof.
Sec. 11. No person shall operate a motor vehicle on the speed of motor public highways of this state recklessly or at a rate of speed ed. greater than is reasonable and proper, having regard to the width, traffic, and use of the highway, or so as to endanger property or the life or limb of any person. If the rate of speed of a motor vehicle operated on the public highways of this state exceeds twenty-five miles an hour for the distance of one-eighth of a mile, such rate of speed shall be prima facie evidence that the person operating such motor vehicle is operating the same at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper, and in violation of the provisions of this section.
SEC. 12. Upon approaching any person walking in the Speed to be, ter traveled portion of any public highway, or a horse or any other to be stopped, draft animal being led, ridden, or driven therein, or a crossing of intersecting public highways, or a bridge, or a sharp turn, or a curve, or a steep descent, and also in passing such person or such horse or other draft animal, and in traversing such crossing, bridge, turn, curve, or descent, the person operating a motor vehicle shall have the same under control and shall reduce its speed. If such horse or other draft animal being so
Certain persons forbidden to operate motor vehicles.
led, ridden, or driven shall appear to be frightened, or if the person in charge thereof shall signal so to do, the person operating such motor vehicle shall bring the same and the motor or other power propelling the same immediately to a stop, and, if traveling in the opposite direction, shall remain stationary so long as may be reasonable to allow such horse or animal to pass, or, if traveling in the same direction, shall use reasonable caution in thereafter passing such horse or other animal. Upon approaching a bridge, sharp turn, curve, or a steep descent, the person operating a motor vehicle shall give a timely signal with his bell, horn, or other device for signaling.
Sec. 13. No person shall operate a motor vehicle on the public highways of this state, when intoxicated, or in a race,
or on a bet, or City, town, or
wager. borough not to Sec. 14. No city, town, or borough shall have power to make ordinance make any ordinance, by-law, or resolution respecting the of motor vehicle. speed of motor vehicles, and no ordinance, by-law, or resolution
heretofore or hereafter made by any city, town, or borough in respect to motor vehicles shall have any force or effect; provided, however, that powers given to any town, city, or borough to regulate shows, processions, assemblages, or parades in streets and public places, and to regulate the use of public parks, and all ordinances, by-laws, and regulations which may have been or which
may be enacted in pursuance of said powers shall re
main in full force and effect. Display of mark
SEC. 15. No motor vehicle, while in use on the public highways of this state, shall have displayed upon either the front or the rear of such vehicle, more than two registration plates or markers, nor shall any person display, or permit to be displayed, upon his motor vehicle the registration number belonging to another vehicle or person, or a fictitious number,
plate, or marker. lights.
Sec. 16. Every motor vehicle, while in use on the public highways of this state, shall be provided with adequate brakes, and with a suitable bell, horn, or other device for signaling, and shall, during the period from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise, display one or more white lights on the forward part of such vehicle, so placed as to be seen from the front, and of sufficient illuminating power to be visible at a distance of two hundred feet, and shall also display, on the rear of such vehicle, a lamp so placed that it shall show a red light from the rear and a white light at the side, and so arranged as to il
luminate the rear number or marker. Motor vehicle SEC. 17. No person shall interfere or tamper with a motor
vehicle without the permission of the owner.
not to be tampered with.
SEC. 18. In all complaints for the violation of any pro- Jurisdiction of vision of this act, the justice of the peace before whom the same peace. shall be tried shall have jurisdiction and power to render judgment therein, and issue process of execution and mittimus thereon, where such fine or penalty imposed shall not exceed two hundred dollars, or imprisonment for thirty days, or both; but the defendant shall have the right of appeal as in other
The justice of the peace or court before whom a final conviction shall be had under the provisions of section eleven, twelve, or thirteen of this act shall indorse upon the license of the person convicted the date and particulars of such conviction.
Sec. 19. Any person violating any provision of section Penalties. eleven, twelve, or thirteen of this act shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars, or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both, for a first offense, and shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned not more than sixty days, or both, for any subsequent offense. Any person violating any other provision of this act shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars, or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.
Sec. 20. All registration and license fees, and all fines Disposition of and penalties, and one-half of all forfeited bonds imposed or receipts. received under the provisions of this act, other than such fines and forfeited bonds as are embraced within the provisions of chapter 141 of the public acts of 1903, shall belong to the state and shall be accounted for and remitted to the treasurer of the state to be used, in addition to all sums of money specially appropriatėd for highway purposes, for the maintenance and repair of improved highways under the direction of the highway commissioner.
Sec. 21. Any person arrested for violating any of the Ball. provisions of this act may tender as bail a motor vehicle of which he is the owner, and if such vehicle is of sufficient value it shall be accepted as security for his appearance, in lieu of any other bail.
SEC. 22. Every owner of one or more motor vehicles who, Reassigning of at the time this act goes into effect, shall have complied with the tion number. provisions of chapter 230 of the public acts of 1905, shall, upon the registration, prior to September 1, 1907, of such vehicle or vehicles as provided for in section two of this act, have assigned to such motor vehicle, or to one of such vehicles, the same registration number heretofore issued to such person under the provisions of said chapter 230, and may use upon such vehicle the plates or markers heretofore used, bearing such registration number.