TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-24
Lighting Equipment and Reflectors

SECTION 31-24-25


§ 31-24-25 Specifications for head lamps on motor-driven cycles.

The head or head lamps upon every motor-driven cycle may be of the single beam or multiple beam type but in either event shall comply with the requirements and limitations as follows:

(1) Every head lamp or head lamps on a motor-driven cycle shall be of sufficient intensity to reveal a person or a vehicle at a distance of not less than one hundred feet (100') when the motor driven cycle is operated at any speed less than twenty-five miles per hour (25 m.p.h.) and at a distance of not less than two hundred feet (200') when the motor-driven cycle is operated at a speed of twenty-five (25) or more miles per hour, and the motor-driven cycle shall be subject to the speed limitations in § 31-14-10.

(2) In the event the motor-driven cycle is equipped with multiple beam head lamp or head lamps, the upper beam shall meet the minimum requirements set forth above and shall not exceed the limitations set forth in subdivision (1) of § 31-24-22. The lowermost beam shall meet the requirements applicable to a lowermost distribution of light as set forth in subdivision (2) of § 31-24-22.

(3) In the event the motor-driven cycle is equipped with a single beam lamp or lamps, the lamp or lamps shall be so aimed that when the vehicle is loaded, none of the high-intensity portion of light, at a distance of twenty-five feet (25') ahead, shall project higher than the level of the center of the lamp from which it comes.

(4) Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 34, § 22; G.L. 1956, § 31-24-25; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 121.)