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Rs 32:317 Spotlights And Auxiliary Lamps

§317. Spotlights and auxiliary lamps

A.(1) A spotlight shall be authorized only on motor vehicles which meet one of the following conditions:

(a) The vehicle is a publicly owned emergency vehicle.

(b) The vehicle is operated by a public service corporation as approved by the secretary of the Department of Public Safety.

(c) The spotlight is for use within a municipality where such use is specifically permitted by special ordinance and such use shall be restricted to such municipalities.

(d) The vehicle is owned and operated by a farmer. A spotlight authorized by this Subparagraph:

(i) Shall only be mounted on the back panel of the cab of a pickup truck,

(ii) Shall not rotate more than 180 degrees at the rear of the cab,

(iii) Shall not face the front of the vehicle at any time,

(iv) Shall be used solely for agricultural purposes, and

(v) Shall not be operated on any state or local highway.

(2) When use of a spotlight is permitted, every such illuminated spotlight shall be operated upon approaching another vehicle so that no part of the high intensity portion of the beam will be directed to the left of the prolongation of the extreme left side of the vehicle nor more than one hundred feet ahead of the vehicle.

B. Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than two fog lamps mounted on the front of the vehicle at a height of not less than 12 inches nor more than 30 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands and so aimed that when the vehicle is not loaded none of the high intensity portion of the light to the left of the center of the vehicle shall at a distance of 25 feet ahead project higher than a level of 4 inches below the level of the center of the lamp from which it comes. Lighted fog lamps meeting the above requirements may be used with lower head lamp beams as specified in R.S. 32:321.

C. Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than two auxiliary passing lamps mounted on the front of the vehicle at a height not less than 24 inches nor more than 42 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands. The provisions of R.S. 32:321 shall apply to any combination of head lamps and auxiliary passing lamps.

D. Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than two auxiliary driving lamps mounted on the front of the vehicle at a height not less than 16 inches nor more than 42 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands. The provisions of R.S. 32:321 shall apply to any combination of head lamps and auxiliary driving lamps.

Acts 1962, No. 310, §1; Acts 1982, No. 225, §1. Acts 1984, No. 74, §1.

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Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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