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8-1723. Additional lighting equipment permitted; ground effect lighting; lead vehicle of funeral procession. (a) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than two side cowl or fender lamps which shall emit an amber or white light without glare.

(b) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than one running-board courtesy lamp on each side which shall emit a white or amber light without glare.

(c) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with one or more back-up lamps either separately or in combination with other lamps, but any such back-up lamp or lamps shall not be lighted when the motor vehicle is in forward motion.

(d) Any vehicle 80 inches or more in overall width, if not otherwise required by K.S.A. 8-1710, and amendments thereto, may be equipped with not more than three identification lamps showing to the front which shall emit an amber light without glare and not more than three identification lamps showing to the rear which shall emit a red light without glare. Such lamps shall be mounted as specified in K.S.A. 8-1710(g), and amendments thereto.

(e) Any vehicle may be equipped with one or more side marker lamps and any such lamp may be flashed in conjunction with turn or vehicular hazard warning signals. Side marker lamps located toward the front of a vehicle shall be amber and side marker lamps located toward the rear shall be red.

(f) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with ground effect lighting, except that such lighting shall not flash, be any shade of red nor shall any portion of the bulb or lighting fixture be visible. "Ground effect lighting" means lights placed underneath the motor vehicle for the purpose of illuminating the ground below the motor vehicle creating a halo light effect.

(g) Any motor vehicle may be equipped with head lamps which alternately flash or simultaneously flash when such motor vehicle is being used as the lead motor vehicle of a funeral procession. A funeral hearse may serve as a funeral lead vehicle.

History: L. 1974, ch. 33, § 8-1723; L. 1994, ch. 342, § 3; L. 2003, ch. 100, § 5; L. 2005, ch. 18, § 2; L. 2023, ch. 52, § 6; July 1.

Source or prior law:

8-591.

Revisor's Note:

Section was also amended by L. 2003, ch. 24, § 1, but that version was repealed by L. 2003, ch. 100, § 6.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Prohibited use of flashing lights on vehicles, see 8-1729.

Attorney General's Opinions:

K.S.A. 8-1729 provides that vehicles may not display any color other than white or amber directly in front of center of vehicle, in some instances may prohibit "ground effect" or "auto neon" lights. 2003-6.


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