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The 2013 Florida Statutes

Title XXIII
MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 316
STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL
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F.S. 316.2225
316.2225 Additional equipment required on certain vehicles.In addition to other equipment required in this chapter, the following vehicles shall be equipped as herein stated under the conditions stated in s. 316.217.
(1) On every bus or truck, whatever its size, there shall be the following: On the rear, two reflectors, one at each side, and one stop light.
(2) On every bus or truck 80 inches or more in overall width, in addition to the requirements in subsection (1):
(a) On the front, two clearance lamps, one at each side.
(b) On the rear, two clearance lamps, one at each side.
(c) On each side, two side marker lamps, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear.
(d) On each side, two reflectors, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear.
(3) On every truck tractor:
(a) On the front, two clearance lamps, one at each side.
(b) On the rear, one stop light.
(4) On every trailer or semitrailer having a gross weight in excess of 3,000 pounds:
(a) On the front, two clearance lamps, one at each side.
(b) On each side, two side marker lamps, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear.
(c) On each side, two reflectors, one at or near the front and one at or near the rear.
(d) On the rear, two clearance lamps, one at each side, also two reflectors, one at each side, and one stop light.
(5) On every pole trailer in excess of 3,000 pounds gross weight:
(a) On each side, one side marker lamp and one clearance lamp which may be in combination, to show to the front, side and rear.
(b) On the rear of the pole trailer or load, two reflectors, one at each side.
(6) On every trailer, semitrailer, and pole trailer weighing 3,000 pounds gross, or less: On the rear, two reflectors, one on each side. If any trailer or semitrailer is so loaded, or is of such dimensions as to obscure the stop light on the towing vehicle, then such vehicle shall also be equipped with one stop light.
(7) On every slow-moving vehicle or equipment, animal-drawn vehicle, or other machinery designed for use and speeds less than 25 miles per hour, including all road construction and maintenance machinery except when engaged in actual construction or maintenance work either guarded by a flagger or a clearly visible warning sign, which normally travels or is normally used at a speed of less than 25 miles per hour and which is operated on a public highway:
(a) A triangular slow-moving vehicle emblem SMV as described in, and displayed as provided in paragraph (b). The requirement of the emblem shall be in addition to any other equipment required by law. The emblem shall not be displayed on objects which are customarily stationary in use except while being transported on the roadway of any public highway of this state.
(b) The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shall adopt such rules and regulations as are required to carry out the purpose of this section. The requirements of such rules and regulations shall incorporate the current specifications for SMV emblems of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.
(8) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.
History.s. 1, ch. 71-135; s. 1, ch. 76-31; s. 323, ch. 95-148; s. 175, ch. 99-248.
Note.Former s. 316.276.