TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-10
Operators' and Chauffeurs' Licenses

SECTION 31-10-28


§ 31-10-28 Restricted licenses.

(a) The division of motor vehicles, upon issuing an operator's or chauffeur's license, shall have the authority whenever good cause appears to impose restrictions suitable to the licensee's driving ability with respect to the type of, or special mechanical control devices required on a motor vehicle which the licensee may operate or the other restrictions applicable to the licensee as the division of motor vehicles may determine to be appropriate to assure the safe operation of a motor vehicle by the licensee.

(b) The division of motor vehicles may either issue a special restricted license or may set forth such restrictions upon the usual license form. In the case of an individual who, because of any visual disability, is prohibited from operating a motor vehicle in darkness, the division of motor vehicles, upon receipt of an affidavit from a licensed physician or ophthalmologist certifying that the individual is capable of operating a motor vehicle during the daylight hours, may issue a special restricted license permitting the individual to operate a motor vehicle only during the daylight hours.

(c) The division of motor vehicles may upon receiving satisfactory evidence of any violation of the restrictions of a restricted license suspend or revoke the license but the licensee shall be entitled to a hearing as upon a suspension or revocation under chapter 2 of this title.

(d) It is a civil violation for any person to operate a motor vehicle in any manner in violation of the restrictions imposed in a restricted license issued to that person.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 15, § 14; G.L. 1956, § 31-10-24; G.L. 1956, § 31-10-28; P.L. 1962, ch. 204, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 280, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 218, art. 6, § 4.)