Public Utilities and Carriers

Railroad Companies

SECTION 39-6-29

§ 39-6-29. Caboose car or rider car.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any corporation or individual to maintain, equip, or use within the state, any railroad caboose car, a rider car, or any car used as either a caboose car or rider car, unless the car is equipped with suitable and adequate water supply to provide for sanitary washing, toilet, and drinking facilities, and further, unless the interior of the car is illuminated by electric lights of sufficient candle power to enable employees working in the caboose or rider cars to perform their respective duties safely and without undue eye strain; provided, however, that any of the aforesaid car or cars which are operated or used exclusively between one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset need not be equipped as provided in this section.

(b) Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be considered a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars ($200) or more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each separate offense.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1960, ch. 38, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 109.)