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Michigan Riding on Public Roads Stautes 

 

MICHIGAN COMPILED LAWS
CHAPTERS 220 TO 244. GENERAL HIGHWAY LAW
CHAPTER 230. CHAPTER X. PENALTIES AND FORFEITURES
CHAPTER X. PENALTIES AND FORFEITURES

 

230.6. Trees or shrubs; wilful destruction or injury; civil liability

Sec. 6. Any person who shall wilfully injure, deface, tear, or destroy any tree or shrub planted along the margin of the highway, or purposely left there for shade or ornament, or who shall hitch any horse to any such tree, by means of which the same shall suffer injury, or who shall negligently or carelessly, by any other means, suffer any horse or other beast driven by or for him, or any beast belonging to him and lawfully in the highway, to break down, destroy, or injure any tree or shrub not his own, standing for use or ornament in any highway, shall be liable to an action for damages in a sum not less than 1 nor more than 25 dollars for each offense, to be recovered at the suit and for the benefit of the owner or tenant of the land in front of which such tree or shrub stands, or at the suit of the commissioner in whose township such tree or shrub may be situated, for the benefit of the highway improvement fund of such township.

 

CHAPTER 257. MOTOR VEHICLES
MICHIGAN VEHICLE CODE
CHAPTER I. WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED


257.69. Traffic

Sec. 69. "Traffic" means pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, street cars and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel.

CHAPTER VI. OBEDIENCE TO AND EFFECT OF TRAFFIC LAWS
 IN GENERAL

257.601c. Moving violations causing injury or death to person operating implement of husbandry

Sec. 601c. (1) A person who commits a moving violation that has criminal penalties and as a result causes injury to a person operating an implement of husbandry on a highway in compliance with this act is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.
(2) A person who commits a moving violation that has criminal penalties and as a result causes death to a person operating an implement of husbandry on a highway in compliance with this act is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years or a fine of not more than $7,500.00, or both.
(3) As used in this section, "moving violation" means an act or omission prohibited under this act or a local ordinance substantially corresponding to this act that occurs while a person is operating a motor vehicle, and for which the person is subject to a fine.


257.604. Riders of animals and drivers of animal-drawn vehicles, application of chapter

Sec. 604. A person riding an animal or driving an animal-drawn vehicle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all the duties, criminal penalties, and civil sanctions applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this chapter, except those provisions of this chapter which by their very nature may not have application.


Amended in 2002.
Reviewed and updated by AAHS in May 2003.


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