Every corporation operating a street surface railroad in this state, except such as
operate a railroad or railroads either in the borough of Manhattan or Brooklyn, in
the city of New York, shall cause the front and rear platforms of every passenger
car propelled by electricity, cable or compressed air, operated on any division of
such railroad which extends in or between towns or outside of city limits, during
the months of December, January, February and March, except cars attached to the rear
of other cars, to be inclosed from the fronts of the platforms to the fronts of the
hoods, so as to afford protection to any person stationed by such corporation on such
platforms to perform duties in connection with the operation of such cars. Every corporation or person using and operating a car in violation of this section
shall be liable to a penalty of twenty-five dollars per day for each car so used and
operated, to be collected in an action brought by the commission or commissioner having
jurisdiction and to be paid into the treasury of the state of New York, or in a suit
by the attorney of the municipality in which the violation of the provisions of this
section occurs, to be paid into the treasury of such municipality.
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