49-952. Certain vehicles to carry flares or other warning devices. (1) No person shall operate any truck, bus, or truck tractor upon any highway outside the corporate limits of municipalities at any time specified in section 49-903, Idaho Code, unless there shall be carried in the vehicle the following equipment, except as provided in subsection (2):
(a) At least three (3) flares, or three (3) red electric lanterns, or three (3) portable red emergency reflectors, each of which shall be capable of being seen and distinguished at a distance of not less than six hundred (600) feet under normal atmospheric conditions at nighttime.
(b) At least two (2) red-cloth flags, not less than twelve (12) inches square, with standards to support the flags.
(c) No flare, fusee, electric lantern or cloth warning flag shall be used for the purpose of compliance with the requirements of this section unless the equipment is of a type which has been submitted to the board and approved by it. No portable reflector unit shall be used for the purpose of compliance with the requirements of this section unless it is designed and constructed to include two (2) reflecting elements one above the other, each of which shall be capable of reflecting red light clearly visible from all distances within six hundred (600) feet to one hundred (100) feet under normal atmospheric conditions at night when directly in front of lawful upper beams of head lamps, and unless it is of a type which has been submitted to the board and approved by it.
(2) No person shall operate at the time and under conditions stated in subsection (1) any motor vehicle used in the transportation of explosives, any cargo tank truck used for the transportation of flammable liquids or compressed gases, or any motor vehicle using a compressed gas as a fuel unless there shall be carried in the vehicle three (3) red electric lanterns or three (3) portable red emergency reflectors meeting the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, and there shall not be carried in any compressed gas propelled vehicle any flares, fusees, or signal produced by flame.
[49-952, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 266, p. 710.]