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Rs 32:367 Certain Vehicles To Carry Flares Or Other Warning Devices

§367. Certain vehicles to carry flares or other warning devices

A. No person shall operate any freight carrying vehicle, passenger bus, truck-tractor, or any motor vehicle towing a mobile home or other vehicle, upon any highway of this state at any time between sunset and sunrise, unless there is carried in such vehicle the following equipment, except as provided in Subsection B:

(1) At least three flares, three red electric lanterns, or three portable red emergency reflectors, each of which shall be capable of being seen and distinguished at a distance of not less than six hundred feet under normal atmospheric conditions at night time.

No flare, fuses, electric lantern, or cloth warning flag shall be used for the purpose of compliance with the requirements of this Subsection unless such equipment is of a type which has been submitted to the secretary of public safety and been approved by him.

No portable reflector unit shall be used for the purpose of compliance with the requirements of this Subsection unless it is so designed and constructed as to include two reflecting elements, one above the other, each of which shall be capable of reflecting red light clearly visible, from all distances within six hundred feet to one hundred feet under normal atmospheric conditions at night, when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps, and unless it is of a type which has been submitted to the commissioner and been approved by him.

(2) At least three red burning fuses, unless red electric lanterns or red portable emergency reflectors are carried.

(3) At least two red cloth flags not less than twelve inches square, with standards to support such flags.

B. No person shall operate, at the time and under conditions stated in Sub-section A, any motor vehicle used for the transportation of explosives, any cargo tank truck used for the transportation of flammable liquids or compressed gases, or any motor vehicle using compressed gas as a fuel, unless there is carried in such vehicle three red electric lanterns or three red emergency reflectors meeting the requirements of Sub-section A of this section, and there shall not be carried in any such vehicle any flares, fuses or signals produced by flame.

Acts 1962, No. 310, §1. Amended by Acts 1977, No. 113, §1, eff. June 22, 1977.

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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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