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§31-10-28  Restricted licenses. –

Published: 2015

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Motor and Other vehicles


Operators' and Chauffeurs' Licenses

SECTION 31-10-28

   § 31-10-28  Restricted licenses. –

(a) The division of motor vehicles, upon issuing an operator's or chauffeur's

license, shall have the authority whenever good cause appears to impose

restrictions suitable to the licensee's driving ability with respect to the

type of, or special mechanical control devices required on a motor vehicle

which the licensee may operate or the other restrictions applicable to the

licensee as the division of motor vehicles may determine to be appropriate to

assure the safe operation of a motor vehicle by the licensee.

   (b) The division of motor vehicles may either issue a special

restricted license or may set forth such restrictions upon the usual license

form. In the case of an individual who, because of any visual disability, is

prohibited from operating a motor vehicle in darkness, the division of motor

vehicles, upon receipt of an affidavit from a licensed physician or

ophthalmologist certifying that the individual is capable of operating a motor

vehicle during the daylight hours, may issue a special restricted license

permitting the individual to operate a motor vehicle only during the daylight


   (c) The division of motor vehicles may upon receiving

satisfactory evidence of any violation of the restrictions of a restricted

license suspend or revoke the license but the licensee shall be entitled to a

hearing as upon a suspension or revocation under chapter 2 of this title.

   (d) It is a civil violation for any person to operate a motor

vehicle in any manner in violation of the restrictions imposed in a restricted

license issued to that person.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 15, § 14; G.L. 1956, § 31-10-24; G.L.

1956, § 31-10-28; P.L. 1962, ch. 204, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 280, §

1; P.L. 1999, ch. 218, art. 6, § 4.)