169.55 LIGHTS ON ALL VEHICLES.
Subdivision 1. Lights or reflectors required.
At the times when lighted lamps on vehicles
are required each vehicle including an animal-drawn vehicle and any vehicle specifically
excepted in sections
, with respect to equipment and not hereinbefore specifically
required to be equipped with lamps, shall be equipped with one or more lighted lamps or lanterns
projecting a white light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the front of the vehicle and with a
lamp or lantern exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear, except that
reflectors meeting the maximum requirements of this chapter may be used in lieu of the lights
required in this subdivision. It shall be unlawful except as otherwise provided in this subdivision,
to project a white light to the rear of any such vehicle while traveling on any street or highway,
unless such vehicle is moving in reverse. A lighting device mounted on top of a vehicle engaged
in deliveries to residences may project a white light to the rear if the sign projects one or more
additional colors to the rear. An authorized emergency vehicle may display an oscillating,
alternating, or rotating white light used in connection with an oscillating, alternating, or rotating
red light when responding to emergency calls.
Subd. 2. Implement of husbandry.
(a) At the times when lighted lamps on vehicles are
(1) every self-propelled implement of husbandry must be equipped with at least one lamp
displaying a white light to the front, and at least one lamp displaying a red light to the rear;
(2) every self-propelled implement of husbandry must also display two red reflectors visible
to the rear;
(3) every combination of a self-propelled and towed implement of husbandry must be
equipped with at least one lamp mounted to indicate as nearly as practicable the extreme left
projection of the combination and displaying a white or amber light to the front and a red or amber
light to the rear of the self-propelled implement of husbandry; and
(4) the last unit of every combination of implements of husbandry must display two red
reflectors visible to the rear.
(b) The reflectors must be of the type approved for use upon commercial vehicles. The
reflectors must be mounted as close as practicable to the extreme edges of the implement of
husbandry. The reflectors must be reflex reflectors that are visible at night from all distances
within 600 feet to 100 feet when directly in front of lawful lower beams of headlamps.
Subd. 3. Implement of husbandry; hazard warning lights.
No person may operate a
self-propelled implement of husbandry manufactured after January 1, 1970, on a highway
unless the implement of husbandry displays vehicular hazard warning lights visible to the front
and rear in normal sunlight.
History: (2720-241) 1937 c 464 s 91; 1947 c 428 s 27; 1949 c 574; 1959 c 410 s 1; 1979 c
185 s 2; 1981 c 44 s 1; 1993 c 187 s 7,8; 1999 c 238 art 2 s 21,93; 2000 c 479 art 1 s 12