YSC, Title 25.  Motor Vehicles & Highways
 
 
 
Chapter 5:  Equipment

§501.   Lamps and lighting equipment; when required to be used.
§502.   Same; head lamps on motor vehicles.
§503.   Same; tail lamps.
§504.   Same; lamps on other vehicles and equipment.
§505.   Brakes; equipment required.
§506.   Metal tires.
§507.   Muffler and exhaust systems.
§508.   Periodic inspection of vehicles.

     §501.  Lamps and lighting equipment; when required to be used.
     Every vehicle upon a highway within the State 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 render clearly discernible any persons on the highway at a distance of 200 feet shall be equipped with, and shall use, the required lighting equipment.

Source:  YSL 1-93 §56, modified.

Commission Comment:  The requirement for usage of the required lighting equipment is inserted in this provision.

     §502.  Same; head lamps on motor vehicles.
     Every motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle or farm tractor, shall be equipped with two headlights at the front of and on opposite sides of the motor vehicle. Every motorcycle shall be equipped with at least one and not more than two headlights.  All headlights shall produce a driving light sufficiently clear to render clearly discernible a person 200 feet ahead, but shall not project a glaring or dazzling light to persons in front of such headlights.  Every vehicle utilizing multiple beam head lamps shall use the lower beam when an oncoming vehicle approaches within 300 feet from the front and whenever the driver of the vehicle approaches another vehicle within 300 feet from the rear.

Source:  YSL 1-93 §57, modified.

     §503.  Same; tail lamps.
     Every motor vehicle and trailer shall carry at the rear a light which exhibits a red light plainly visible at a distance of two hundred feet.  A separate light shall be placed as to illuminate with a white light the rear license plate and render it clearly legible from a distance of 50 feet to the rear.

Source:  YSL 1-93 §58, modified.

     §504.  Same; lamps on other vehicles and equipment.

     (a)  Every bicycle used on the paved portion of a highway shall be equipped with a light in the front thereof and shall also be equipped with a reflex mirror on the rear.

     (b)  Every cart or wagon on a paved highway shall be equipped with a light placed in such a position as to be plainly visible at a distance of 200 feet from both the front and rear thereof.

Source:  YSL 1-93 §59, modified.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provisions on bicycle registration are found in chapter 8 of this title.

     §505.  Brakes; equipment required.
     Every motor vehicle when operated on a highway shall be equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and to hold such vehicle.  Every motorcycle when operated upon a highway shall be provided with at least one brake, which may be operated by hand or foot.  All brakes shall be adequate to stop the motor vehicle within a safe distance and shall be maintained in good working order.

Source:  YSL 1-93 §60.

     §506.  Metal tires.
     No motor vehicle with metal tires shall operate on a paved highway without permission of the Governor.

Source:  YSL 1-93 §61.

     §507.  Muffler and exhaust systems.

     (a)  Any motor vehicle on a highway shall at all times be equipped with a muffler to prevent any excessive or unusual noise.

     (b)  No muffler or exhaust system shall be equipped with a cut out, bypass, or similar device, and no person shall modify the exhaust system of a motor vehicle in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor of such vehicle above that emitted by the muffler originally installed on the vehicle.

     (c)  Any person shall not drive a vehicle with a defective muffler on a highway.

Source:  YSL 1-93 §62, modified.

     §508.  Periodic inspection of vehicles.
     The Chief of Police and his duly authorized officers are hereby empowered at all reasonable times to inspect any motor vehicle to determine its compliance with the equipment provisions of Division 1 of this title.  The chief may cancel the registration of any vehicle he shall determine is unsafe or unfit to be operated or is not equipped as required under Division 1 of this title.
 
Source:  YSL 1-93 §63, modified.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provision on penalties regarding junk vehicles is found in section 813 of Title 11 (Crimes and Punishment) of this Code.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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