Excessive lighting

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by JonJon78, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    I've heard that you can get a violation for too many Clearance lights above the windshield... I can't find the regulation indicating that.

    Anyone familiar with this?
     
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  2. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    No but I have heard every light on a commercial vehicle is required to work. If you cannot repair or remove all extra lights pay a twenty five dollar fine for each inoperative light. Then you may leave.
    Also heard that blue lights belong on police cars. Does that look like a police car to you?
     
  3. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    You and everybody
    You heard wrong. The only lights required to be on are the ones required to work. 49 CFR 393.9 clearly states it.

    49 CFR § 393.9 - Lamps operable, prohibition of obstructions of lamps and reflectors.
     
  4. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    Now if the driver that took a box full of lights off his trailer at the Manchester scales reads this he will be double mad.
     
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    kwswan Road Train Member

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    I was wrote up for it in Cabool Mo. a few years ago. No ticket, but he wrote it on the inspection. I don't remember the exact wording that he used but I remember thinking wth.
     
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  7. JonJon78

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    How many lights do you have on the roof? So him writing that on the inspection was listed as a violation which didn't get you a clean inspection I'd imagine?
     
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    I had 9 on my visor on a T600. I had a loose u bolt on a trailer axle also,so no on the clean inspection.
     
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