Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 27
Motor Vehicle Offenses

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-27-7

§ 31-27-7. Commercial vehicles — Off-duty conditions — Emergency exceptions.

The periods of release from duty required in §§ 31-27-5 and 31-27-6 shall be given at any places and under any circumstances that rest and relaxation from the strain of the duties of employment may be obtained. No period off duty shall be deemed to break the continuity of service unless it is for at least three (3) consecutive hours at a place where there is opportunity for rest. In case of an unfortunate emergency the driver may complete his or her run or tour of duty if the run or tour of duty but for the delay caused by the emergency would reasonably have been completed without a violation of §§ 31-27-5 — 31-27-8.

History of Section.
G.L. 1923, ch. 98, § 27; P.L. 1933, ch. 2023, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 104, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 31-27-7.