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8703e. Stop on signal-Highway rules.-5. That any person or persons operating a motor vehicle shall, upon meeting any person or persons riding, leading or driving a horse, horses or other draft animals or other farm animals on any public highway, upon request or signal by putting up the hand from any such person or persons so riding, leading or driving any horse, horses or other draft animals or other farm animals (if in sufficient light for such signal to be perceptible) immediately bring his motor vehicle to a stop and remain stationary so long as may be reasonable to allow such horse, horses or other draft animals or other farm animals to pass; and upon overtaking upon any public highway any person or persons riding, leading or driving a horse, horses or other draft animals or other farm animals the operator of any motor vehicle when signaled as above provided shall reduce the speed of such motor vehicle and before passing shall allow reasonable time for such animal to be driven or conducted to the side of the road: Provided, That the driver of any horse, horses or other draft animals or other farm animals shall, upon the approach of any motor vehicle, drive to the right so as to give to said motor vehicle one-half of the traveled portion of the highway or street, and the operator of any motor vehicle, upon the approach of any driver of horse, horses or other draft animals or other farm animals, shall drive his motor vehicle to the right so as to give one-half of the traveled portion of the highway or street to the driver of said horse, horses or other animals.
8703f. Owner to register with secretary of state.-6. That every owner of a motor vehicle shall, for every such motor vehicle owned by him, file in the office of the secretary of state a statement of his name and address, with a brief description of the vehicle to be registered on a blank, to be prepared and furnished by such secretary for that purpose. The filing fee shall be one dollar ($1.00); all of which fees to be paid into the general fund of the state treasury as other fees now collected by the secretary of state are required to be paid into the treasury.
8703g. Assignment of number.-7. The secretary of state shall thereupon file such statement in his office, register such motor vehicle in a book to be kept for that purpose and assign it a number, beginning with the number one (1), and so on in the order of filing.
8703h. Acquiring motor-Registering.-8. Every person acquiring a motor vehicle shall file a like statement with the secretary of state, and and such secretary of state shall in like manner file such vehicle and assign it a number. If the vehicle has previously been registered such fact and number assigned it shall be set forth in the statement, and the previous registration shall be canceled, but the number of such previous registration may be assigned under the new registration.
87031. Metal seal-Display on vehicle.-9. The secretary of state shall forthwith on such registration and without other fee issue and deliver to the owner of such motor vehicle a seal of aluminum or other suitable metal, which shall be circular in form and two (2) inches in
diameter, and have stamped therein the words, "Registered in the office of secretary of state of Indiana under the motor vehicle law, No —," with the registration number inserted therein, which seal shall thereafter at all times be conspicuously displayed on the motor vehicle to which such number has been assigned.
8703j. Display of number-Style and size.-10. Every motor vehicle shall also at all times have the number assigned to it by the secretary of state displayed on the back of such motor vehicle in such manner as to be plainly visible, the number to be Arabic numerals, each 4 inches in height, and each stroke to be of a width of one-half (2) inch, and also as a part of such number the first three (3) letters of the state name, such letters to be two (2) inches in height, and no other designating mark shall be required by any city, town or other municipality, nor shall any city, town or other municipality require the payment of any license upon any motor vehicle or by the owner thereof, unless such owner reside in such city, town or other municipality.
8703k. Registration by manufacturer or dealer.-11. "Registration by manufacturers or dealers." A manufacturer of, or a dealer in motor vehicles shall register one (1) of each style or type to be manufactured or dealt in by him, and be entitled to as many duplicate registration seals for each type or style so manufactured or dealt in as he may desire on payment of an additional fee of fifty (50) cents for each duplicate seal. If a registration seal and the corresponding number shall thereafter be affixed to and displayed on every vehicle of such type or style as in this section provided, while such vehicle is being operated on the public highways, it shall be deemed a sufficient compliance with sections six (6), eight (8) and ten (10) of this act, until such vehicle shall be sold or let for hire. Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to a motor vehicle employed by a manufacturer or dealer for private use or for hire.
87031. Non-residents.-12. The provisions of sections seven (7) to ten (10), inclusive, shall not apply to motor vehicles owned and operated by non-residents of this state, provided the owners thereof have complied with any law requiring the registration of owners or in force in the state, territory or federal district of their residence, and the registration number showing the initial of such state, territory or federal district shall be displayed on such vehicle substantially as provided by section ten (10) of this act.
8703m. Penalties.-13. If any person neglects or refuses to comply with any of the provisions of this act he may, on conviction thereof, before any justice of the peace or other court having jurisdiction, be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars ($50.00).
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8703n. Inspection of boilers and machin- 8703s. Non-compliance, penalty. Signal lights.
87030. Certificate of inspector, posting.
Lights on anchored vessels.
87039. Fees of inspector.
8703r. False certificate, penalty.
[Acts 1903, p. 35. In force February 21, 1903.]
8703n. Inspection of boilers and machinery.-1. That after the passage and taking effect of this act it shall be the duty of every and all owners of any steamboat, naphtha or gas engine launch that is used for carrying passengers, freight, baggage or merchandise of any kind for hire, upon any of the inland lakes, ponds or rivers of this state, to have the boiler, engine and machinery belonging to the motive power of such steamboat or launch carefully inspected once each year by some competent inspector and engineer who shall hold a certificate of competency from some reputable technical school or institute of the United States, this inspection to be not later than the 15th day of May: Provided, That if the services of an inspector of the class above mentioned can not be reasonably obtained to make such inspection, the owner or person engaged in running such steamboat or launch required by this act to be inspected, may have such inspection made by any reputable engineer or machinist qualified to make the same, not of kin to nor in the employment of such owner or person running such boat: Provided, further, That before any person shall make such inspection he shall have a certificate of authority from the state factory inspector authorizing such inspection, and shall send a copy of his report of each inspection made by him to the state factory inspector, which report shall be filed and carefully preserved by the state factory inspector in his office.
87030. Certificate of inspector, posting.-2. Upon making inspection of any boat or launch required by this act to be inspected, the inspector shall, if he finds the boiler, engine and machinery connected with the motive power safe and in good order, issue to the owner or person using the same, a certificate and commission substantially in the following form: "I, (name) hereby certify that I did on the day of, 19—, carefully make personal inspection of the boiler, engine and the other machinery connected with the motive power of the steamboat (or launch) (name) owned by (name) and operated by (name), and I find that
such boiler, engine and machinery are safe, sound and in good condition, and said (name) is hereby commissioned to use and run such boat (name) for the purpose of carrying passengers, freight, baggage and merchandise for hire until the day of August, 19-, (or until the close of the present season of the last inspection). Signed, (inspector's full name)." The owner or operator of such boat or launch shall post such certificate and commission in a conspicuous place upon his boat or launch and keep the same so posted at all times the boat or launch is being run and used for hire.
8703p. Vessel unsafe, posting notice.-3. If upon such inspection the boiler, engine or machinery of any boat or launch, or any part thereof, is found to be unsafe, unfit or dangerous for use, the inspector shall not issue such certificate, but he shall state in writing wherein such engine, boiler or machinery is defective and unsafe, and he shall post such writing in some conspicuous place on the boat or launch, which shall be kept so posted until the defective part or parts are repaired and made safe for use and a certificate and commission to run and use the boat or launch is duly issued by the inspector. Any person who shall remove, mutilate or destroy any certificate of inspection that any such engine, boiler or machinery is defective, posted by any inspector upon any such steamboat, naphtha or gas engine launch, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty-five ($25) dollars nor more than fifty ($50) dollars.
8703q. Fees of inspector.-4. Such inspector may charge and collect from the owner or person using and running such steamboats and launches for hire, the sum of $10 for each inspection of any steamboat of six horse power or over, and $5 for each inspection of any naphtha or gas launch of three horse power or over, and the charge shall be a lien upon the boat or launch so inspected, which lien may be enforced and collected in the same manner as mechanic's liens, in any court of competent jurisdiction, to be collected without relief from valuation or appraisement laws, and a reasonable attorney fee may be recovered in such case in favor of the plaintiff.
8703r. False certificate, penalty.-5. Any inspector who shall knowingly issue a certificate of safety and commission to run, for any steamboat or launch inspected by him, when the boiler, engine and machinery thereof are not safe and in good condition, shall be deemed guilty of a grave misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not less than $50, and not more than $500, and upon a second conviction for such offense, imprisonment not exceeding six months in the county jail may be added in the discretion of the court or jury trying the case.
8703s. Non-compliance, penalty.-6. Any person owning, using, operating or running any steamboat, naphtha of gas engine launch for the carriage of passengers, freight, baggage or merchandise of any kind for hire, after the passage and taking effect of this act, without having
had the boiler, engine and machinery of steamboat or launch inspected as provided in the first section of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty nor more than one hundred dollars therefor, and upon a second conviction for such an offense, imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months may be added in the discretion of the court or jury trying the case, and the several justices' courts of this state shall have jurisdiction to inflict imprisonment in the cases tried. in such courts.
[Acts 1903, p. 88. In force April 23, 1903.]
8703t. Signal lights.-1. That it shall hereafter be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to have, use or navigate any steamboat, launch, sailboat or other water craft during the nighttime on any of the inland lakes or rivers in this state without displaying in a conspicuous place on the bow of such craft, one signal light showing white in front, red on the left side and green on the right side, and also a light on the stern of such craft.
8703u. Lights on anchored vessels.-2. All boats or other craft when anchored more than one hundred feet from the shore must display a signal light that can be seen from every direction.
8703v. Row boats excepted.-3. This act shall not apply to row boats when in use nor to row boats or any other craft when anchored within 100 feet of the shore.
8703w. Violations, penalty.-4. Any one found violating any of the provisions of this act shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $10.00.