Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 22
Miscellaneous Rules

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-22-22.1

§ 31-22-22.1. Child passenger protection — Warnings of hazard and risk.

(a) All law enforcement officers in this state are authorized to provide a verbal warning to any person who shall be deemed to have left a child under the age of seven (7) unattended in a motor vehicle. The warning shall apprise the offending person of the dangers of this practice including, but not limited to, the risk of kidnapping and/or abduction, and the dangers which may result from the accumulation of excessive temperatures within the motor vehicle.

(b) No fine or sanction shall be imposed for a violation of this section, other than a verbal warning, and no record of any kind shall be maintained of the warning.

History of Section.
P.L. 1997, ch. 208, § 1.