SEC. 77-9-229. Backing into or along a passenger depot; penalty.
It shall be unlawful to back a train of cars, or part of a train, or an engine into or along a passenger depot at a greater rate of speed than three miles an hour. Every such train, part of a train, or engine backing into or along a passenger depot, and within fifty feet thereof, shall, for at least three hundred feet before it reaches or comes opposite to such depot, be preceded by a servant of the railroad company on foot, not exceeding forty nor under twenty feet in advance, to give warning. For every injury inflicted by a railroad company while violating this section, the party injured may recover full damages without regard to mere contributory negligence.
A failure to observe this section shall cause a railroad company to be liable to a fine of fifty dollars for each offense.
SOURCES: Codes, 1871, Sec. 2423; 1880, Sec. 1049; 1892, Secs. 3549, 3551; 1906, Secs. 4047, 4049; Hemingway's 1917, Secs. 6671, 6673; 1930, Secs. 6119, 6128; 1942, Secs. 7771, 7780.