Question about trailer directionals

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  1. BillyBobFrank

    BillyBobFrank Light Load Member

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    Since some trailers don't have directionals in the top corners on the back side of the trailer, does that mean that it's not illegal to drive when one of them isn't functioning correctly? I'm picking up a trailer in SoCal for a quick drop and hook and while I'll report the issue, I'd rather not wait 2-3 hrs just for someone to show up.
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Dot law.

    If it’s on there, it has to work.
     
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  4. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Thats a myth... Only the minimum required lights must function. I've looked it up before, could probably find it... but I don't feel like searching for it right now.
     
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  5. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    @Cattleman84 is right. They put a law in place a few years back to stop the abuses by states who used the "it's gotta work" bs to fatten their coffers.
     
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  6. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Guess i haven’t looked that one up, but i’ve dealt with those “gotta work” officers in the past
     
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  7. Bud A.

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  8. Ridgeline

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    you have a book with all the regs in it, have you read it at all??
     
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