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Title 13 . Public Safety
Chapter 4 . General Provisions
Section 37. Turn lights

13 AAC 04.037. Turn lights

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a vehicle must be equipped with electric turn signal lights meeting the requirements of (b) of this section, except that passenger cars and trucks less than 80 inches in width, and manufactured or assembled before January 1, 1953, need not be equipped with electric turn signal lights.

(b) When required under this section, a vehicle must be equipped with electric turn signal lights which indicate an intention to turn by flashing lights showing to the front and rear of the vehicle on the side of the vehicle toward which the turn is to be made, and visible from a distance of at least 500 feet in sunlight. The lights showing to the front must be mounted on the same level, as widely spaced laterally as practicable and, when signaling, must emit yellow light except that on a vehicle manufactured before January 1, 1969, the lights showing to the front may emit white or yellow light, or a shade of light between white and yellow. The lights showing to the rear must be mounted on the same level, as widely spaced laterally as practicable and, when signaling, must emit a red or yellow light, or a shade of light between red and yellow.

(c) A motor vehicle must be equipped with electric turn signal lights as provided in (b) of this section when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the left outside limit of the body, cab or load of the motor vehicle exceeds 24 inches, or when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the rear limit of the body or load of the vehicle exceeds 14 feet.

History: Eff. 6/28/79, Register 70

Authority: AS 28.05.011


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