TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-24
Lighting Equipment and Reflectors

SECTION 31-24-37


§ 31-24-37 Clearance and marker lamps and reflectors.

In addition to other equipment required in chapters 1 – 27 of this title, the following vehicles shall be equipped as follows under the conditions stated in § 31-24-36.

(1) On every bus or truck, whatever its size, there shall be the following:

(i) On the rear, two (2) reflectors, one at each side; and

(ii) On the rear, one stop light.

(2) On every bus or truck eighty inches (80") or more in overall width, in addition to the requirements in subdivision (1) of this section:

(i) On the front, two (2) clearance lamps, one at each side;

(ii) On the rear, two (2) clearance lamps, one at each side;

(iii) On each side, two (2) side marker lamps, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear;

(iv) On each side, two (2) reflectors, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear.

(3) On every truck tractor:

(i) On the front, two (2) clearance lamps, one at each side;

(ii) On the rear, one stop light.

(4) On every trailer or semi-trailer having a gross weight in excess of three thousand pounds (3,000 lbs.):

(i) On the front, two (2) clearance lamps, one at each side;

(ii) On each side, two (2) side marker lamps, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear;

(iii) On each side, two (2) reflectors, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear;

(iv) On the rear, two (2) clearance lamps, one at each side;

(v) On the rear, two (2) reflectors, one at each side; and

(vi) On the rear, one stop light.

(5) On every pole trailer in excess of three thousand pounds (3,000 lbs.) gross weight:

(i) On each side, one side marker lamp and one clearance lamp which may be in combination, to show to the front, side, and rear.

(ii) On the rear of the pole trailer or load, two (2) reflectors, one at each side.

(6) On every trailer, semi-trailer, or pole trailer weighing three thousand pounds (3,000 lbs.) gross or less:

(i) On the rear, two (2) reflectors, one on each side. If any trailer or semi-trailer is so loaded or is of such dimensions as to obscure the stop light on the towing vehicle, then the vehicle shall also be equipped with one stop light.

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

History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 34, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 31-24-37; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 121.)