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at a greater rate than one mile in four minutes, subject, however, to the other provisions of this Act.

(2) Upon approaching a bridge over which it is forbidden to drive any vehicle drawn by a horse, or horses, faster than a walk, sharp curve or steep descent, and also in traversing such bridge, curve or descent, a person operating a motor vehicle shall have it under control and operate it at a rate of speed not exceeding one mile in fifteen minutes, and in approaching a crossing of intersecting highways, at a speed not greater than is reasonable and proper, having regard to the traffic of such highway and the safety of the public,

(3) On approaching a person walking in the roadway of a public highway, or a horse or horses, or other draft animals being riden, led or driven thereon, a person operating a motor vehicle shall give reasonable warning of its approach, and use every reasonable precaution to insure the safety of such pereon or animal, and in case of horses or other draft animals, to prevent frightening the same.

(4) A person operating a motor vehicle shall, at request or on signal, by putting up the hand, from a person riding leading or driving a horse or horses, or other draft animals bring such motor vehicle to a stop; and if travelling in the opposite direction, remain stationary so loog as may be reasonable to allow such horse or animal to pass, and if travelling in the same direction, use reasonable caution in thereafter passing such horse or animal; provided, that in case such horse or animal appears badly frightened, or the person operating such motor vehicle is requested so to do. such person

shall cause the motor of such vehicle to cease running so long as may be reasonably necessary to prevent accident and insure the safety of others.

(5) In case of accident to a person or property op & public highway, due to the operation thereon of a motor vehicle, the person operating such vehicle shall stop, and upon the request of a person injured, or any person present, give such person his name and address, and, if not the owner, the name and address of such owner.

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4. (1) Whenever a person operating a motor vehicle shall meet on a public highway any other person riding or driving a horse or horses or other draft animals, or any other vehicle, the person so operating such motor vehicle shall seasonably turn the same to the left of the centre of

such highway, so as to pass without interference. Any such person so operating a motor vehicle shall, on overtaking any such horse, draft animal, or other vehicle, pass on the right side thereof, and the rider or driver of such horse, draft animal, or other vehicle shall, as soon as practicable, turn to the left, so as to allow free passage on the right. Any such person so operating a motor vehicle shall, at the intersection of public highways, keep to the left of the intersection of the centres of such highways, when turning to the left, and pass to the left of such intersection when turning to the right. Nothing in this section, however, shall be construed as limiting the meaning and effect of the provisions of section 3 of this Act.

(2) Every motor vehicle, while in use on a public highway, shall be provided with good and efficient brakes, and also with a suitable bell, horn or other sufficient means of signal, and sball, during the period from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise, display one or more lamps, showing a white light or white lights, visible within a reasonable distance, in the direction towards which such vehicle is proceeding, showing the registered number of the vehicle, in separate Arabic numerals, not less than one inch in height, and each stroke to be not less than one-quarter of an inch in width.

(3) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to curtail or abridge the right of any person to prosecute a civil action for damages by reason of injuries to person or property, resulting from the negligent use of a public highway by any person operating a motor vehicle.


5. (1) Every person hereafter desiring to operate a Registration of motor vehicle as a chauffeur shall file in the office of the Secretary, on a blank to be supplied by such Secretary, a statement, which shall include the name and address and the trade name and motor power of the motor vehicle or vehicle he is able to operate, and shall pay a registratien fee of two dollars.

(2) The Secretary shall thereupon file such statement in his office, register such chauffeur in a book or index to be kept for that purpose, and assign him a number.

(3) The Secretary shall forthwith, upon such registration, and without other fee, issue and deliver to such chauffeur a badge of aluminum or other suitable metal, which shall be oval in form, and the greater diameter of which shall not

be more than three inches, and such badge shall have stamped thereon the words "Registered Chauffeur, No. Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Law," with the registration number inserted therein, which badge shall thereafter be worn by such chauffeur, pinned upon his clothing, in a conspicuous place, at all times, while he is operating a motor vehicle upon the public highways.

(4) No chauffeur having registered as hereinbefore provided shall voluntarily permit any other person to wear his badge, nor shall any person while operating a motor vehicle wear any badge belonging to another person, or a fictitious badge.

(5) No person shall operate a motor vehicle as a chauffeur upon the public highways unless such person shall have complied with the requirements of this section.


6. (1) The violation of any of the provisions of subsection (5) of section 2, or of sub-section (7) of section 2, or of section 3 or section 5 of this Act shall be deemed an offence under this Act and the person guilty thereof shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars for the first offence, and not exeeding one hundred dollars for a second offence, and not exceeding two hundred dollars or imprisonment not exceeding sixty days or both for a third or subsequent offence.

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(2) When any chauffeurshall have been convicted of a third, or any subsequent offence, against the provisions of this Act, the convicting justice shall forthwith certify to the Secretary the fact of such third or subsequent conviction having been made, and the Secretary may thereupon order that the registration of such chauffeur so convicted, as aforesaid, be cancelled, and that no application for a new registration shall be received for such period as the Secretary may deem right, such period in no case to exceed one year from the date of such cancellation.

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(3) The violation of any other provision of this Act shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars or imprisonment not exceeding thirty days for a first offence; a fine not less than twenty-five dollars, nor more than fifty dollars or imprisonment for thirty days, or both, for a second offence; and a fine not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding sixty days or both, for a third or subsequent offence.

(3) In case the person operating a motor vehicle shall be taken into custody because of a violation of any provision of this Act, he shall be forthwith taken before a magistrate or justice of the peace in any city, town or village, and shall be entitled to an immediate hearing, and if such hearing cannot then be had, he shall be released from custody on giving bis personal undertaking to appear in answer for such violation at such time and place as shall then be fixed by such magistrate or justice of the peace, secured by the deposit of a sum equal to the maximum fine for the offence with which he is charged, or in lieu thereof, by leaving the motor vehicle being operated by such person with a police officer, or constable or other person to be named by the magistrate or justice of the peace. In case security shall be deposited as in this section provided, it shall be returned to the person depositing the same, forthwith on such person being admitted to bail under the provisions of the Nova Scotia Summary Convictions Act, and on the return of the receipt, or other voucher given at the time of such deposit. In case such undertaking with security, or such deposit shall not be made, the proceedings shall take place as in the ordinary cases of arrest under the Nova Scotia Summary Convictions Act.

7. Proceedings for the recovery of penalties under this Act Bow recovered. shall be taken and carried on under chapter 161, “ Of Summary Convictions, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1900, and such proceedings may be taken by direction or by any person, and all fines and penalties recovered shall be paid to the treasurer of the municipality, city, town or county in which the offence was committed.

8. No automobile shall be used on any roadway or path Point Pleasant in Point Pleasant Park, in the city of Halifax.


9. All by-laws and ordinances of any city, town or By:laws. municipality in relation to the regulation, registration or identification of motor vehicles, or to the use of the public highways by such vehicles or to the subject matter of this Act are hereby repealed and are declared to be inoperative.



An Act to amend Chapter 46, Acts 1903-4, entitled, An
Act to provide for the formation of Mutual Insurance


(Passed the 28th day of March, A. D., 1907.)


1. Policy, how renewed.


2. Further powers.

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, as follows:

Policy, how renewed.

1. Section 30 of said Chapter 46 of the Acts of 1903-4, is repealed, and the following is substituted therefor:

30. Any policy that may be issued for five years, or any shorter period, may be renewed at the discretion of the board of directors by renewal receipts instead of policy, on the insured paying the required premiums, or giving his premium note or undertaking, and any cash payment for renewal must be made at the end of the five years, or other period of time for which the policy was granted, otherwise such policy will become null and void.

Further powers.

2. The following sub-section is added to section 32 of the said Act:

(2) The company may also insure school buildings, and trustees of schools are authorized and empowered to pay premiums, and make and sign premium notes or undertakings for such insurance.


An Act to amend Chapter 128, Revised Statutes, 1900,

"Of Joint Stock Companies.”

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(Passed the 28th day of March, A. D., 1907.)

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, as follows :

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Section 42 amended

1. Section 42 of Chapter 128 of the Revised Statutes, 1900, is hereby amended by striking out the following words from said section :

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