TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-23
Equipment and Accessories Generally

SECTION 31-23-5


§ 31-23-5 Performance ability of brakes.

Every motor vehicle or combination of motor-drawn vehicles shall be capable at all times, and under all conditions of loading, of being stopped on a dry, smooth, level road free from loose material, upon application of the service (foot) brake within the distances specified below, or shall be capable of being decelerated at a sustained rate corresponding to these distances:

Feet to stop Deceleration

from 20 miles in feet per

per hour second per

second

Vehicles or combination of vehicles

having brakes on all wheels 30 14

Vehicles or combinations of vehicles

not having brakes on all wheels 40 10.7

History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, ch. 34, § 30; G.L. 1956, § 31-23-5.)