Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 49
MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 9
VEHICLE EQUIPMENT
49-909.  Additional equipment required on certain vehicles. In addition to other equipment required in this chapter, the following vehicles shall be equipped as follows:
(1)  On every bus or truck, whatever its size, there shall be:
(a)  On each side, one (1) reflector, at or near the rear; and
(b)  On the rear, two (2) reflectors, one (1) at each side, and one (1) stoplight.
(2)  On every bus or truck eighty (80) inches or more in over-all width and less than thirty (30) feet in over-all length, in addition to the requirements in subsection (1):
(a)  On the front, two (2) clearance lamps, one (1) at each side; and
(b)  On the rear, two (2) clearance lamps, one (1) at each side.
(3)  On every bus or truck thirty (30) feet or more in over-all length, regardless of its width, in addition to the requirements in subsection (1), clearance lamps required in subsection (2), plus:
(a)  On each side, two (2) side marker lamps, one (1) at or near the front and one (1) at or near the rear; and
(b)  On each side, one (1) reflector at or near the front.
(4)  On every truck tractor, the cab of which is as wide as or wider than any vehicle being drawn:
(a)  On the front, two (2) clearance lamps, one (1) at each side; and
(b)  On each side, one (1) side marker lamp at or near the front.
(5)  On every trailer or semitrailer having a gross weight in excess of three thousand (3,000) pounds, if wider than the truck or the cab of the truck tractor drawing it, the following:
(a)  On the front, two (2) clearance lamps, one (1) at each side;
(b)  On each side, two (2) side marker lamps, one (1) at or near the front and one (1) at or near the rear;
(c)  On each side, two (2) reflectors, one (1) at or near the front and one (1) at or near the rear; and
(d)  On the rear, two (2) clearance lamps, one (1) at each side, also two (2) reflectors, one (1) at each side, and one (1) stoplight.
(6)  On every trailer or semitrailer having a gross weight in excess of three thousand (3,000) pounds if of the same width or less than the truck or the cab of the truck drawing it, the following:
(a)  On each side, one (1) side marker lamp near the rear;
(b)  On each side, two (2) reflectors, one (1) at or near the front and one (1) at or near the rear;
(c)  On the rear, two (2) clearance lamps, one (1) at each side; and
(d)  On the rear, two (2) reflectors, one (1) at each side and one (1) stoplight.
(7)  On every pole trailer in excess of three thousand (3,000) pounds gross weight:
(a) On each side, one (1) side marker lamp and one (1) clearance lamp which may be in combination, to show the front, side and rear; and
(b)  On the rear of the pole trailer or load, two (2) reflectors, one (1) at each side.
(8)  On every trailer, semitrailer and pole trailer weighing three thousand (3,000) pounds gross or less:
(a)  On the rear, two (2) reflectors, one (1) on each side; and
(b)  On the front, two (2) reflectors, one (1) on each side.
(9)  If any trailer or semitrailer is so loaded or is of dimensions which obscure the stoplight on the towing vehicle, then the drawn vehicle shall also be equipped with one (1) stoplight.
(10) Reflectors shall be mounted at a height no less than twenty-four (24) inches and not higher than sixty (60) inches above the ground on which the vehicle stands. If the highest part of the permanent structure of the vehicle is less than twenty-four (24) inches, the reflector at that point shall be mounted as high as that part of the permanent structure will permit. Rear reflectors on a pole trailer may be mounted on each side of the bolster or load. Any required red reflector on the rear of a vehicle may be incorporated with the tail lamp, but the reflector shall meet all the other reflector requirements of this chapter.
(11) Clearance lamps shall be mounted on the permanent structure of the vehicle in a manner to indicate its extreme width and as near the top as practicable. Clearance lamps and side marker lamps may be mounted in combination provided illumination is given as prescribed for both.
(12) Lighting devices required shall be mounted, so far as practicable, in a manner to reduce the hazard of their being obscured by mud or dust thrown by the vehicle’s wheels.
(13) On every trailer where the connecting tongue is fifteen (15) feet or more in length two (2) amber-colored reflectors shall be mounted on the connecting tongue, one (1) on each side near the center of the connecting tongue.

History:
[49-909, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 234, p. 691; am. 1991, ch. 284, sec. 1, p. 731; am. 2005, ch. 126, sec. 1, p. 410.]


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