§ 39-8-1. Surfacing of highways crossed at grade.
Every railroad corporation whose roadbed crosses the public highway at grade shall cause the crossing to be covered with suitable material for highway travel so that the surface of the highway at the crossing shall not at any time be lower than three-fourths ( 3 / 4 ) of one inch (1") below the tops of the rails at the crossing; and every railroad which shall neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of this section, after being notified by the city or town council of the city or town wherein the crossing is located, shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100).
(G.L. 1896, ch. 187, § 49; G.L. 1909, ch. 215, § 53; G.L. 1923, ch. 251, § 44; G.L. 1938, ch. 124, § 44; G.L. 1956, § 39-8-1.)