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Wisconsin Riding on Public Roads Statute

 

WISCONSIN STATUTES
TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER 192. RAILROADS; REGULATIONS AND LIABILITIES

 

192.35. Interference with fences; trespassers on track

(1) Any person who does any of the following shall forfeit not less than$10 nor more than $50 and, in addition, be liable to the party injured for all damages resulting from the act or omission:

 (a) Willfully takes down, opens or removes any railroad fence, cattle guard or crossing , in whole or in part.

 (b) Allows a railroad fence, cattle guard or crossing to be taken down, opened or removed.

 (c) Having lawfully taken down bars or opened gates in a railroad fence for the purpose of passing through the fence, does not immediately replace the bars or close the gate.

(2) Any person who without the consent of the party owning or having control of the road rides, leads or drives any horse or other animal upon a fenced railroad right-of-way, or who rides, leads or drives any horse or team lengthwise of an unfenced railroad track , other than at the farm crossings or upon depot grounds or where the track is laid along or across a public highway shall, for each occurrence, forfeit not more than $10, to the party owning or having control of the railroad right-of-way, and shall also pay all damages that shall be sustained by the aggrieved party.


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