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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 246* MOTOR VEHICLES
Sec. 14-96e. Stop lamps. Turn signals.

(c) Failure to equip vehicles with stop lamps or a turn signal lamp or lamps or turn signal devices as required by this section shall be an infraction. (1214)

Sec. 14-96f. Special requirements for buses, trucks, trailers, truck tractors. (1215)(Text)

The following vehicles shall be equipped in the following manner: (1216)

(a) Buses and trucks eighty inches or more in overall width: (1) On the front, two clearance lamps, one at each side, and on vehicles manufactured or assembled after October 1, 1967, three identification lamps meeting the specifications of subdivision (f) of this section; (2) on the rear, two clearance lamps, one at each side, and after October 1, 1967, three identification lamps meeting the specifications of subdivision (f) of this section; (3) on each side, two side marker lamps, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear; (4) on each side, two reflectors, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear. (1217)

(b) Trailers and semitrailers eighty inches or more in overall width: (1) On the front, two clearance lamps, one at each side; (2) on the rear, two clearance lamps, one at each side, and after October 1, 1967, three identification lamps meeting the specifications of subdivision (f) of this section; (3) on each side, two side marker lamps, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear; (4) on each side, two reflectors, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear. (1218)

(c) Truck tractors: On the front, two cab clearance lamps, one at each side, and on vehicles manufactured or assembled after October 1, 1967, three identification lamps meeting the specifications of subdivision (f) of this section. (1219)

(d) Trailers, semitrailers and pole trailers thirty feet or more in overall length: On each side, one amber side marker lamp and one amber reflector centrally located with respect to the length of the vehicle. (1220)

(e) Pole trailers: (1) On each side, one amber side marker lamp at or near the front of the load; (2) one amber reflector at or near the front of the load; (3) on the rearmost support for the load, one combination marker lamp showing amber to the front and red to the rear and side, mounted to indicate maximum width of the pole trailer. (1221)

(f) Whenever required or permitted by sections 14-96a to 14-96aa, inclusive, identification lamps shall be grouped in a horizontal row, with lamp centers spaced not less than six nor more than twelve inches apart, and mounted on the permanent structure of the vehicle as closely as practicable to the vertical centerline; provided, where the cab of a vehicle is not more than forty-two inches wide at the front roof line, a single identification lamp at the center of the cab shall be deemed to comply with the requirements for front identification lamps. (1222)

(g) Failure to equip vehicles as required by this section shall be an infraction for each offense. (1223)

Sec. 14-96g. Colors of lamps and reflectors. Reflective sheeting on certain vehicles. (1224)(Text)

(a) Front clearance lamps, identification lamps and those marker lamps and reflectors mounted on the front or on the side near the front of a vehicle shall display or reflect an amber color. (1225)

(b) Rear clearance lamps, identification lamps and those marker lamps and reflectors mounted on the rear or on the sides near the rear of a vehicle shall display or reflect a red color. Any motor vehicle or equipment owned by a governmental agency which is engaged in construction or maintenance work may display red or white reflective sheeting on the rear of such vehicle or equipment. (1226)

(c) All lighting devices and reflectors mounted on the rear of any vehicle shall display or reflect a red color, except that the stop light or other signal device may be red, amber or yellow, and except that the light illuminating the license plate shall be white and the light emitted by a back-up lamp shall be white or amber. (1227)

(d) Each school bus or student transportation vehicle may display retroreflective tape or reflective sheeting on the rear or on the sides of such vehicle in accordance with regulations which shall be adopted by the commissioner pursuant to chapter 54. (1228)

(e) Failure to have and mount lamps, reflectors or lighting devices as required by this section shall be an infraction. (1229)

Sec. 14-96h. Mounting of reflectors and clearance lamps. (1230)(Text)

Section 14-96h is repealed, effective October 1, 1999. (1231)

Sec. 14-96i. Visibility of reflectors and clearance, identification and side marker lamps. (1232)(Text)

(a) Each reflector upon any vehicle referred to in section 14-96f shall be of such size and characteristics and so maintained as to be readily visible at nighttime from all distances within six hundred feet to one hundred feet from the vehicle when directly in front of lawful upper beams of head lamps. Reflectors required to be mounted on the sides of the vehicle shall reflect the required color of light to the sides, and those mounted on the rear shall reflect a red color to the rear. (1233)

(b) Front and rear clearance lamps and identification lamps shall be capable of being seen and distinguished under normal atmospheric conditions at the times lighted lamps are required at all distances between five hundred and fifty feet from the front and rear, respectively, of the vehicle. (1234)

(c) Side marker lamps shall be capable of being seen and distinguished under normal atmospheric conditions at the times lighted lamps are required at all distances between five hundred and fifty feet from the side of the vehicle on which mounted. (1235)

(d) Failure to comply with the requirements of this section shall be an infraction. (1236)

Sec. 14-96j. Vehicles operated in combination. (1237)(Text)

Whenever motor and other vehicles are operated in combination during the time that lighted lamps are required, no lamp, except tail lamps, need be lighted which, by reason of its location on a vehicle of the combination, would be obscured by another vehicle of the combination, but this shall not affect the requirement that lighted clearance lamps be displayed on the front of the foremost vehicle required to have clearance lamps or that all lights required on the rear of the rearmost vehicle of any combination shall be lighted. Failure to provide lamps as required by this section shall be an infraction. (1238)

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