2018 Arkansas Code
Title 27 - Transportation
Subtitle 3 - Motor Vehicles and Their Equipment
Chapter 36 - Lighting Regulations
Subchapter 2 - Lighting Requirements Generally
§ 27-36-210. Multiple-beam road lighting equipment

Universal Citation: AR Code § 27-36-210 (2018)
  • (a) Except as otherwise provided, the headlamps or the auxiliary driving lamp or the auxiliary passing lamp, or combination thereof, on motor vehicles, other than motorcycles or motor-driven cycles, shall be so arranged that the driver may select at will between distributions of light projected to different elevations.

  • (b) The lamps may, in addition, be so arranged that the selection can be made automatically, subject to the following limitations:

    • (1) There shall be an uppermost distribution of light, or composite beam, so aimed and of such intensity as to reveal persons and vehicles at a distance of at least three hundred fifty feet (350') ahead for all conditions of loading;

    • (2) There shall be a lowermost distribution of light, or composite beam, so aimed and of sufficient intensity to reveal persons and vehicles at a distance of at least one hundred feet (100') ahead; and

    • (3) On a straight level road under any condition of loading, none of the high-intensity portion of the beam shall be directed to strike the eyes of an approaching driver.

  • (c)

    • (1) Every new motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle, registered in this state after July 1, 1955, which has multiple-beam road lighting equipment shall be equipped with a beam indicator, which shall be lighted whenever the uppermost distribution of light from the headlamps is in use and shall not otherwise be lighted.

    • (2) The indicator shall be so designed and located that, when lighted, it will be readily visible without glare to the driver of the vehicle so equipped.

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