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47-11-1401.


47-11-1401.
   
   (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to enter that part of a
   turnpike enclosed by fence except in a vehicle at authorized
   entrances.
   
   (b) It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to fail to pay
   the toll as prescribed by the Turnpike Authority.
   
   (c) It shall be unlawful for any person to cross a turnpike except at
   grade separations provided for cross traffic or through drainage
   structures under the turnpike.
   
   (d) It shall be unlawful for any person to travel a turnpike on foot
   except to leave or service a disabled vehicle, or for any person to
   hitchhike on a turnpike.
   
   (e) It shall be unlawful for any person to tear down, damage or remove
   any turnpike fence.
   
   (f) Subsections (a) through (e) of this section shall not apply to
   officers, employees, agents or contractors of the Turnpike Authority
   in performance of their duties, or to agents, servants, employees or
   contractors of public utilities while actually engaged in work in
   furtherance of construction, maintenance or repair of such public
   utilities located on, above or below a turnpike.
   
   (g) It shall be unlawful to drive, operate or ride any bicycle or
   other man-powered vehicle or means of transportation on a turnpike,
   and the Authority may prohibit any light mechanically-powered vehicle
   from entering the turnpike, or any other vehicle which it determines
   would be injurious to the turnpike surfacing or a traffic hazard.
   
   (h) Any person driving a vehicle on a turnpike shall drive the same at
   a careful and prudent speed not greater than nor less than is
   reasonable and proper, having due regard to the traffic, surface and
   width of the turnpike and any other conditions then existing, and no
   person shall drive any vehicle upon a turnpike at a speed greater than
   will permit him to bring it to a stop within the assured clear
   distance ahead.
   
   (i) The Turnpike Authority is hereby authorized to prescribe maximum
   and minimum speeds for trucks, buses and automobiles using turnpikes.
   The regulation pertaining to automobiles shall apply to all vehicles
   not commonly classified as either trucks or buses. Such regulations
   shall become effective only after approval by the Commissioner of
   Public Safety, and after signs have been posted on the turnpike giving
   notice thereof. Such regulations may apply to an entire turnpike
   project or to selected sections thereof as may be designated by the
   Turnpike Authority. It shall be a violation of this section to drive a
   vehicle at a faster rate of speed than such prescribed maximum speed
   or at a slower rate of speed than such prescribed minimum speed.
   However, all vehicles shall at all times conform to the requirements
   of subsection (h) of this section. Copies of such regulations,
   certified as in effect on any particular date by the Secretary of the
   Turnpike Authority, shall be accepted in evidence in any court in this
   state.
   
   (j) It shall be unlawful for any vehicle, except police cars,
   ambulances, vehicles owned by the Turnpike Authority, its agents or
   contractors, and vehicles owned by public utilities, their agents,
   servants, employees or contractors, while actually engaged in
   construction, maintenance or repair of such public utilities, to cross
   the center dividing strip of a turnpike, or to travel on any lane of a
   turnpike in a direction contrary to the direction of traffic on such
   lane.
   
   (k) All vehicles traveling on a turnpike shall comply at all times
   with signs placed on the turnpike regulating traffic thereon.
   
   (l) No vehicle shall move from one lane to another unless the way is
   clear to do so and upon proper signaling.
   
   (m) Any person guilty of violating any provisions of this section
   shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in
   a sum of not less than Ten Dollars ($10.00) and not more than Two
   Hundred Dollars ($200.00) or shall be sentenced to serve a term of not
   less than five (5) days nor more than thirty (30) days in jail, or by
   both such fine and imprisonment.
   

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