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CHAPTER 296 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 20 ARTICLE 2A OF THE GENERAL STATUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA BY ADDING THERETO A NEW SECTION DESIGNATED GS 20-37.2 TO PROVIDE FOR THE IS- SUANCE AND THE USE OF DISTINCTIVE FLAGS AND DISTRESS SIGNALS BY HANDICAPPED OR PARAPLEGIC DRIVERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Definitions. As used herein handicapped or paraplegic drivers shall mean: (a) Any person who has impairments that, regardless of cause or manifestation, for all practicable purposes, confines such person to a wheelchair. (b) Any person who has impairments that cause such person to walk with difficulty or insecurity and includes but is not limited to those persons using braces or crutches, amputees, arthritics, spastics and those with pulmonary or cardiac ills who may be semi-ambulatory. 342