2010 Tennessee Code
Title 55 - Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 8 - Operation of VehiclesRules of the Road
55-8-177 - Bicycle lamps and brakes Penalties.

55-8-177. Bicycle lamps and brakes Penalties.

(a)  Every bicycle, when in use at nighttime, shall be equipped with a lamp on the front, which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet (500¢) to the front, and either a red reflector or a lamp emitting a red light, which shall be visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet (500¢) to the rear, when directly in front of lawful upper beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle.

(b)  Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake or brakes which will enable its driver to stop the bicycle within twenty-five feet (25¢) from a speed of ten miles per hour (10 mph) on dry, level, clean pavement.

(c)  A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

[Acts 1955, ch. 329, § 77; T.C.A., § 59-878; Acts 1985, ch. 138, § 6; 1989, ch. 591, § 113; 2009, ch. 397, § 1.]  
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