Section 32-5-212


Every motor vehicle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and to hold such vehicle, including two separate means of applying the brakes, each of which shall be effective to apply the brakes to at least two wheels and so constructed that no part which is liable to failure shall be common to two; except, that a motorcycle need be equipped with only one brake. All such brakes shall be maintained in good working order and shall conform to regulations not inconsistent with this section to be promulgated by the Director of Public Safety. Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Acts 1927, No. 347, p. 348; Code 1940, T. 36, §35.)