Regulations for Automobiles - 1915

Platt National Park
Regulations of June 1, 1915, governing the admission of automobiles and motorcycles.

Pursuant to authority conferred by the acts of July 1, 1902 (32 Stat., 641), and April 21, 1904 (33 Stat., 220), setting aside certain lands in the State of Oklahoma as a public park, the following regulations governing the admission of automobiles and motorcycles into the Platt National Park are hereby established and made public.

  1. No automobile or motorcycle will be permitted within the metes and bounds of the Platt National Park unless the owner thereof secures a written permit from the superintendent of the park, at Sulphur, Okla., or his representative.
  2. Applications for permits must show: (a) Name of owner, (b) number of machine, (c) name of driver, and (d) inclusive dates for which permit is desired, not exceeding one year, and be accompanied by a fee of $1 for each automobile or motorcycle. The permittee will not be allowed to do a transportation business in the park without a special license therefore from the Secretary of the Interior.
  3. Speed will be limited to 15 miles per hour in all parts of the park, but this speed must be reduced to not exceeding 10 miles per hour when crossing intersecting roads and making sharp turns.
  4. Signals with horn will be given at or near every bend to announce to approaching drivers the proximity of a machine.
  5. Horses have the right of way, and automobiles or motorcycles will be backed or otherwise handled as necessary, so as to enable horses to pass with safety.
  6. All permits granted at any time when automobiles or motorcycles can enter the park will expire on December 31 of the year of issue.
  7. Violation of any of the foregoing rules, or the general regulations for the government of the park, will cause the revocation of permit; will subject the owner of the automobile or motorcycle to any damages occasioned thereby and to ejectment from the reservation; and be cause for refusal to issue a new permit to the owner without prior sanction in writing from the Secretary of the Interior.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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