2017 Arkansas Code
Title 27 - Transportation
Subtitle 3 - Motor Vehicles and Their Equipment
Chapter 36 - Lighting Regulations
Subchapter 2 - Lighting Requirements Generally
§ 27-36-216. Signal lamps and signal devices

Universal Citation: AR Code § 27-36-216 (2017)
  • (a)
    • (1) Any motor vehicle may be equipped, and when required under this subchapter shall be equipped, with a stop lamp or lamps on the rear of the vehicle which shall display a red or amber light, or any shade of color between red and amber, visible from a distance of not less than one hundred feet (100') to the rear in normal sunlight.
    • (2) They shall be actuated upon application of the service or foot brake, which may, but need not, be incorporated with one (1) or more other rear lamps.
  • (b)
    • (1) Any motor vehicle may be equipped, and when required under this subchapter shall be equipped, with lamps showing to the front and rear for the purpose of indicating an intention to turn either to the right or left.
    • (2) The lamps showing to the front shall be located on the same level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable and when in use shall display a white or amber light, or any shade of color between white and amber, visible from a distance of not less one hundred feet (100') to the front in normal sunlight.
    • (3) The lamps showing to the rear shall be located at the same level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable and when in use shall display a red or amber light, or any shade of color between red and amber, visible from a distance of not less than one hundred feet (100') to the rear in normal sunlight.
    • (4) When actuated, these lamps shall indicate the intended direction of turning by flashing the lights showing to the front and rear on the side toward which the turn is made.
  • (c)
    • (1) Any motor vehicle, or combination of vehicles, eighty inches (80") or more in overall width and manufactured or assembled after July 1, 1959, shall be equipped with lamps showing to the front and rear for the purpose of indicating an intention to turn either to the right or the left.
    • (2) The lamps showing to the front shall be located on the same level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable and when in use shall display a white or amber light, or any shade of color between white and amber, visible from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500') to the front in normal sunlight.
    • (3) The lamps showing to the rear shall be located at the same level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable and when in use shall display a red or amber light, or any shade of color between red and amber, visible from a distance of not less than five hundred feet (500') to the rear in normal sunlight.
    • (4) When actuated, these lamps shall indicate the intended direction of turning by flashing the lights showing to the front and rear on the side toward which the turn is made.
  • (d) (1) (A) No person shall operate on the highways any motor vehicle registered in this state and manufactured or assembled after July 1, 1959, unless it is equipped with at least two (2) stop lamps meeting the requirements of this section.
    • (B) All motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, and truck tractors of whatever date manufactured or assembled and all motor vehicles registered in this state and manufactured or assembled prior to July 1, 1959, operated upon the highways shall be equipped with at least one (1) stop lamp meeting the requirements of this section.
      • (2)
        • (A) No person shall operate on the highways any motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer registered in this state and manufactured or assembled after July 1, 1959, unless it is equipped with electrical turn signals meeting the requirements of this section.
        • (B) No person shall operate on the highways any motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle that was manufactured or assembled after July 27, 2011, unless it is equipped with electrical turn signals that meet the requirements of this section.
  • (e) No stop lamp or signal lamp shall project a glaring light.
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