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47-12-217.


47-12-217.


    A.  Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two spot
lamps which shall not be used in substitution of headlamps.
    B.  Every spot lamp mounted upon a motor vehicle shall be located
with the center of such lamps at a height of not less than thirty
inches, nor more than seventy-two (72) inches above the level surface
upon which the vehicle stands and every spot lamp shall be so
directed when in use:
    1.  That no portion of the main substantially parallel beam of
light will strike the roadway to the left of the prolongation of the
left side of the vehicle; and
    2.  That the top of the beam will not strike the roadway at a
distance in excess of five hundred (500) feet from the vehicle.
    C.  The operator of any motor vehicle which has in use a spot
lamp attached thereto shall upon discerning the approach of another
vehicle immediately turn said spot lamp off.  The operator of a motor
vehicle shall not use or turn on a spot lamp when following another
motor vehicle within five hundred (500) feet or to cause a vehicle to
yield right-of-way and stop.  The provisions of this subsection shall
not apply to vehicles of any fire department, fire patrol, law
enforcement vehicles, ambulances, or other authorized emergency
vehicles.
    D.  Any motor vehicles may be equipped with not to exceed two fog
lamps or two auxiliary lamps mounted upon the front below the level
of the center of headlamps.
    Fog lamps shall not be used in substitution of headlamps, except
under conditions of rain or fog rendering disadvantageous the use of
headlamps.
    Whenever fog lamps are used in substitution of headlamps, as
permitted herein, two such fog lamps mounted on opposite sides of the
front of the vehicle must be lighted.
    Every fog lamp or auxiliary lamp used upon a motor vehicle shall
be so adjusted and aimed that no part of the high intensity portion
of the beam shall, at a distance of twenty-five (25) feet, rise above
the horizontal plane passing through the center of the lamp.  Every
such fog lamp or auxiliary lamp, or driving lamps, shall meet the
requirements and limitations set forth in this section.
     E.  Any violation of this section shall be, upon conviction, a
misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than Ten Dollars
($10.00) nor more than Fifty Dollars ($50.00).



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