TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-24
Lighting Equipment and Reflectors

SECTION 31-24-47


§ 31-24-47 Regulation and certification of lighting devices.

(a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is authorized to approve or disapprove lighting devices and to issue and enforce regulations establishing standards and specifications for the approval of such lighting devices, their installation, and aiming. The regulations shall correlate with and, so far as possible, conform to the current standards and specifications of the society of automotive engineers applicable to the equipment.

(b) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is required to approve or disapprove any lighting device, of a type on which approval is specifically required in this chapter, within a reasonable time after the device has been submitted.

(c) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is authorized to set up the procedure which shall be followed when any device is submitted for approval.

(d) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles upon approving a lamp or device, shall issue to the applicant a certificate of approval together with any instructions determined by him or her.

(e) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles shall publish lists of all lamps and devices by name and type which have been approved by him or her.

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

History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 34, § 28; P.L. 1954, ch. 3291, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 31-24-47; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 121.)