KSC, TITLE 17.  THE PUBLIC SAFETY
 

Part I.  Vehicles and Road Safety
 
Chapter 4.  Equipment

Section 17.401.  Lighting equipment.
Section 17.402.  Head lamps.
Section 17.403.  Tail lamps.
Section 17.404.  Lamps on other vehicles and equipment.
Section 17.405.  Brake.
Section 17.406.  Metal tires.
Section 17.407.  Annual inspection.
Section 17.408.  Brake Lights.

      Section 17.401.  Lighting equipment.
      A motor vehicle upon a road is equipped with required working lighting equipment during the period from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise and at any other time when there is not sufficient light to see clearly a person on the road at a distance of two hundred feet.

      Section 17.402.  Head lamps.
      A motor vehicle other than a motorcycle or farm tractor is equipped with two headlights at the front of and on opposite sides of the motor vehicle.  A motorcycle is equipped with at least one and not more than two headlights.  A headlight produces a driving light sufficiently clear to enable the driver to see clearly a person two hundred feet ahead, but may not project a glaring or dazzling light to a person in front of the headlight.

      Section 17.403.  Tail lamps.
      A motor vehicle and trailer carries at the rear a red light plainly visible at a distance of two hundred feet.

      Section 17.404.  Lamps on other vehicles and equipment.

      (1)  A bicycle used on the road is equipped with a light in the front and a reflex mirror in the rear.  

     (2)  A cart or wagon used on a road is equipped with a light plainly visible at a distance of two hundred feet from both the front and rear.

      Section 17.405.  Brake.
      A motor vehicle is equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement of, and to stop and hold, the vehicle.  A motorcycle is provided with two brakes operable by hand or foot.  A brake is adequate to stop a motor vehicle within a safe distance and is maintained in good working order.

      Section 17.406.  Metal tires.
      No motor vehicle with metal tires is operated on a road without the Governor's permission.

      Section 17.407.  Annual inspection.
      The Chief of Police inspects a motor vehicle to determine its compliance with this chapter.  By regulation the Chief of Police provides for the nature of the inspection.  The Chief of Police may cancel the registration of a vehicle which he finds unsafe or unfit to be operated or is not equipped as required by this chapter.

Background
Added by State Law 3-88 repealed the previous Section 17.407 and renumbered the previous Section 17.408 as 17.407.

      Section 17.408.  Brake Lights.
      A motor vehicle other than a motorcycle or farm tractor is equipped with at least two red brake lights at the rear of and on opposite sides of the motor vehicle.  A motorcycle is equipped with at least one red brake light.   A brake light produces a red light which is visible at a distance of two hundred feet when the motor [vehicles] brakes are applied.

Background
Added by State Law 4-57.
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