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§17C-15-38. Safety glass in motor vehicles.

(a) On and after July 1, 1951, no person shall operate any motor vehicle as specified herein, nor shall any motor vehicle as specified herein be registered thereafter unless such vehicle is equipped with safety glass of a type approved by the state road commissioner wherever glass is used in doors, windows, and windshields. The foregoing provisions shall apply to all passenger-type motor vehicles, including passenger busses and school busses, but in respect to trucks, including truck tractors, the requirements as to safety glass shall apply to all glass used in doors, windows, and windshields in the drivers' compartments of such vehicles.

(b) The term "safety glass" shall mean any product composed of glass, so manufactured, fabricated, or treated as substantially to prevent shattering and flying of the glass when struck or broken, or such other or similar product as may be approved by the commissioner.

(c) The state road commissioner shall compile and publish a list of types of glass by name approved by him as meeting the requirements of this section and the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall not register after July 1, 1951, any motor vehicle which is subject to the provisions of this section unless it is equipped with an approved type of safety glass, and he shall thereafter suspend the registration of any motor vehicle so subject to this section which he finds is not equipped until it is made to conform to the requirements of this section.

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