Motor and Other Vehicles

Equipment and Accessories Generally

SECTION 31-23-8

§ 31-23-8. Horn required.

Every motor vehicle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with a horn in good working order and capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than two hundred feet (200'). However, no horn or other warning device shall emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound or a whistle. The driver of a motor vehicle shall when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation give audible warning with his or her horn but shall not otherwise use the horn when upon a highway. Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art 34, § 32; G.L. 1956, § 31-23-8; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 120.)