Delaware Introduces Bill to Protect Enthusiasts from Unfair Citations
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee to request their support for H.B. 59:
You may use the following points in your message:
- H.B. 59 would change how certain equipment violations are handled by law enforcement, allowing minor infractions to be dismissed upon showing that repairs have been made.
- H.B. 59 endorses the fact that that the current system allows car enthusiasts to be unfairly targeted for minor infractions.
- H.B. 59 recognizes the need for an improved enforcement standard for suspected minor equipment violations.
Overview: SAN-supported legislation (H.B. 59) has been introduced in Delaware which allows for the dismissal of a minor equipment violation if a repair has been made. These violations include inoperative horn, missing rear-view mirror, improper window tint, as well as inoperable headlights, taillights, and turn signal lights. Under current law these violations would be subject to a fine or would constitute a moving violation on the person’s driving record. The bill currently awaits consideration in the House Judiciary Committee.