2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 58 - Public Utilities, Services and Carriers
CHAPTER 17 - THE GENERAL RAILROAD LAW
SECTION 58-17-3400. Removal of hand or lever cars from track and leaving it near crossing shall be unlawful.


SC Code § 58-17-3400 (2013) What's This?

It shall be unlawful for any railroad section master or any person in charge of or connected with any hand car or lever car to remove it from any railroad track and continue it stationary within fifty yards of any public crossing other than at any regular railroad section house except when necessary to avoid an approaching train or when in charge of employees engaged in actual work upon such crossing, and then only for such a period as is necessary to avoid such train or to perform such work. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be fined not exceeding fifty dollars or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty days. Any railroad company shall be liable for damages for any horse frightened as a result of the violation of the provisions of this section by any of its employees.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 58-1202; 1952 Code Section 58-1202; 1942 Code Section 8360; 1932 Code Sections 1692, 8360; Civ. C. '22 Section 4908; Cr. C. '22 Section 638; Civ. C. '12 Section 3224; Cr. C. '12 Section 663; 1902 (23) 1055.

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