§ 31-28-1 "Parking meter" defined.
For the purpose of this chapter, "parking meter" means a meter device installed upon the public highways or the sidewalks adjacent to it, in which a coin must be deposited for the privilege of occupying, for a certain period, a space which is situated in a zone which a lawful authority has designated as a parking meter zone for the purpose of regulating parking of vehicles on public highways.
(P.L. 1940, ch. 897, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 31-28-1.)