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Chapter 6.5. Motor Carrier Safety * Article 8. General Equipment Requirements Conspicuity Systems.   

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(a) Applicability. Except as provided in subsection (b), the following vehicles shall be equipped and maintained with the conspicuity system specified in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 (49 CFR 571.108) applicable on the date of manufacture of the vehicle:

(1) All trailers and semitrailers having an overall width of 80 inches or more and a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds, and manufactured on or after December 1, 1993.

(2) All truck tractors manufactured on or after July 1, 1997

(b) Exception. Trailer coaches and camp trailers designed exclusively for living or office use are excluded from the requirements of subsection (a).

(c) Definition of Conspicuity System. A conspicuity system shall consist of either retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflectors, or a combination of retroreflective sheeting and reflex reflectors as specified in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108.

(d) Optional Installation of Conspicuity Systems. Any trailer, semitrailer, or motor truck having an overall width of 80 inches or more, and any truck tractor may be equipped with the above identified conspicuity system even though not required by this section.

Authority cited:

Vehicle Code 34501

Reference:

Vehicle Code 34501

(Added by Register 2000, No. 49.)