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8-1710. Additional lighting equipment required on certain vehicles. In addition to other equipment required in this article, the following vehicles shall be equipped as herein stated.

(a) Buses, trucks, motor homes and motor vehicles with mounted truck-camper, 80 inches or more in overall width:

(1) On the front, two clearance lamps, one at each side, and on vehicles manufactured or assembled after July 1, 1959, three identification lamps meeting the specifications of subsection (g);

(2) on the rear, two clearance lamps, one at each side, and on vehicles manufactured or assembled after July 1, 1959, three identification lamps meeting the specifications of subsection (g);

(3) on each side, two side marker lamps, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear;

(4) on each side, two reflectors, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear.

(b) Trailers and semitrailers 80 inches or more in overall width, except boat trailers and house trailers for which special permits are required pursuant to K.S.A. 8-1911, and amendments thereto, for movement of such house trailers upon the highways of this state:

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

(2) on the rear, two clearance lamps, one at each side, and on vehicles manufactured or assembled after July 1, 1959, three identification lamps meeting the specifications of subsection (g);

(3) on each side, two side marker lamps, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear.

(c) Trailers and semitrailers, except boat trailers and house trailers for which special permits are required pursuant to K.S.A. 8-1911, and amendments thereto, for movement of such house trailers upon the highways of this state:

On each side, two reflectors, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear.

(d) Truck-tractors:

On the front, two cab clearance lamps, one at each side, and on vehicles manufactured or assembled after July 1, 1959, three identification lamps meeting the specifications of subsection (g).

(e) Trailers, semitrailers and pole trailers 30 feet or more in overall length:

On each side, one amber side marker lamp and one amber reflector, centrally located with respect to the length of the vehicle.

(f) Pole trailers:

(1) On each side, one amber marker lamp at or near the front of the load;

(2) one amber reflector at or near the front of the load;

(3) on the rearmost support for the load, one combination marker lamp showing amber to the front and red to the rear and side, mounted to indicate maximum width of the pole trailer.

(g) Whenever required or permitted by this article, identification lamps shall be grouped in a horizontal row, with lamp centers spaced not less than six nor more than 12 inches apart, and mounted on the permanent structure of the vehicle as close as practicable to the vertical centerline, except that where the cab of a vehicle is not more than 42 inches wide at the front roof line, a single identification lamp at the center of the cab shall be deemed to comply with the requirements for front identification lamps.

(h) Boat trailers 80 inches or more in overall width:

(1) On each side, at or near the midpoint, one clearance lamp performing the function of both a front and rear clearance lamp;

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

(3) on each side, two reflectors, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear.

History: L. 1974, ch. 33, § 8-1710; L. 1975, ch. 38, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 39, § 18; L. 1994, ch. 342, § 2; July 1.


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