(a) Every motor-driven cycle when operated upon the highway shall be equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and hold such vehicle.
(b) The Director of Public Safety is authorized to require an inspection of the brakes of any motor-driven cycle and to disapprove any brakes which he finds are not adequate.
(c) All such brakes shall be maintained in good working order.
(d) The Director of Public Safety may refuse to register or he or she may suspend or revoke the registration of any motor-driven cycle when he or she determines that the brakes thereon do not comply with the provisions of this section.
(e) No person shall operate on any highway any motor-driven cycle in the event the Director of Public Safety has disapproved the brake equipment on such cycle or type of cycle.
(f) Every motor-driven cycle when operated upon the highway shall be equipped with at least one brake, which may be operated by hand or foot.
(g) Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Acts 1949, No. 652, p. 1006, §6.)