TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-24
Lighting Equipment and Reflectors

SECTION 31-24-48


§ 31-24-48 Revocation of certification of lighting equipment.

(a) When the administrator of the division of motor vehicles has reason to believe that an approved device as being sold commercially does not comply with the requirements of this chapter, he or she may, after giving thirty (30) days' previous notice to the person holding the certificate of approval for the device in this state, conduct a hearing upon the question of compliance of the approved device. After the hearing the administrator of the division of motor vehicles shall determine whether the approved device meets the requirements of this chapter. If the device does not meet the requirements of this chapter, the administrator shall give notice to the person holding the certificate of approval for the device in this state.

(b) If, at the expiration of ninety (90) days after the notice, the person holding the certificate of approval for the device has failed to satisfy the administrator of the division of motor vehicles that the approved device as thereafter to be sold meets the requirements of this chapter, the administrator of the division of motor vehicles shall suspend or revoke the approval issued for it until or unless the device is resubmitted to and retested by an authorized testing agency and is found to meet the requirements of this chapter, and may require that all the devices sold since the notification following the hearing be replaced with devices that do comply with the requirements of this chapter. The administrator of the division of motor vehicles may at the time of the retest purchase in the open market and submit to the testing agency one or more sets of the approved devices, and if the device upon a retest fails to meet the requirements of this chapter, the administrator of the division of motor vehicles may refuse to renew the certificate of approval of the device.

(c) Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 34, § 29; G.L. 1956, § 31-24-48; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 121.)