Every corporation operating a street surface railroad in the counties of Kings or
Queens, 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
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 connected 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 used and
operated, to be collected in an action brought by the transit commission and to be
paid to the treasurer of the city of New York, or in a suit by the district attorney
of the counties of Kings or Queens to be paid into the treasury of the city of New
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