(a) Every motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, or motor-driven cycle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and hold such vehicle, including two (2) separate means of applying the brakes, each of which means shall be effective to apply the brakes to at least two (2) wheels. If these two (2) separate means of applying the brakes are connected in any way, they shall be so constructed that failure of any one (1) part of the operating mechanism shall not leave the motor vehicle without brakes on at least two (2) wheels.
(b) Every motor vehicle or combination of motor drawn vehicles shall be capable at times and under all conditions of loading, of being stopped on a dry, smooth, level road free from all loose material within a distance of thirty (30) feet from a speed of twenty (20) miles per hour, if equipped with brakes on all wheels, and within a distance of forty (40) feet from a speed of twenty (20) miles per hour on vehicles not equipped with brakes on all wheels.
(c) Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with an emergency brake, capable of holding the vehicle on any grade which it can ascend.
(d) All brakes shall be maintained in good working order, and shall be so adjusted as to operate as equally as practicable with respect to the wheels on opposite side of the vehicle.
(e) Every motorcycle and motor-driven cycle, and bicycle with motor attached when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with at least one (1) brake which may be operated by hand or foot, and adequate to control the movement of such vehicle.
(Ord. 894, passed 1-5-1950)
Brake equipment, see MCLA 257.705