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Chapter 46.37 RCW

VEHICLE LIGHTING AND OTHER EQUIPMENT

RCW Sections

46.37.005State patrol -- Additional powers and duties.
46.37.010Scope and effect of regulations -- General penalty.
46.37.020When lighted lamps and signaling devices are required.
46.37.030Visibility distance and mounted height of lamps.
46.37.040Head lamps on motor vehicles.
46.37.050Tail lamps.
46.37.060Reflectors.
46.37.070Stop lamps and electric turn signals required.
46.37.080Application of succeeding sections.
46.37.090Additional equipment required on certain vehicles.
46.37.100Color of clearance lamps, side marker lamps, backup lamps, and reflectors.
46.37.110Mounting of reflectors, clearance lamps, identification lamps, and side marker lamps.
46.37.120Visibility of reflectors, clearance lamps, identification lamps, and side marker lamps.
46.37.130Obstructed lights not required.
46.37.140Lamps, reflectors, and flags on projecting load.
46.37.150Lamps on vehicles -- Parked or stopped vehicles, lighting requirements.
46.37.160Hazard warning lights and reflectors on farm equipment -- Slow-moving vehicle emblem.
46.37.170Lamps and reflectors on other vehicles and equipment -- Slow-moving vehicle emblem on animal-drawn vehicles.
46.37.180Spot lamps and auxiliary lamps.
46.37.184Red flashing lights on fire department vehicles.
46.37.185Green light on firefighters' private cars.
46.37.186Fire department sign or plate on private car.
46.37.187Green light, sign or plate -- Identification card required.
46.37.188Penalty for violation of RCW 46.37.184 through 46.37.188.
46.37.190Warning devices on vehicles -- Other drivers yield and stop.
46.37.191Implementing rules.
46.37.193Signs on buses.
46.37.194Authorized emergency vehicles -- State patrol authority, maintenance, and applicant and driver screening.
46.37.195Sale of emergency vehicle lighting equipment restricted -- Removal of emergency vehicle equipment, when required -- Exception.
46.37.196Red lights on emergency tow trucks.
46.37.200Stop lamps and electric turn signals displayed.
46.37.210Additional lighting equipment.
46.37.215Hazard warning lamps.
46.37.220Multiple-beam road-lighting equipment.
46.37.230Use of multiple-beam road-lighting equipment.
46.37.240Single-beam road-lighting equipment.
46.37.260Alternate road lighting equipment.
46.37.270Number of lamps required -- Number of additional lamps permitted.
46.37.280Special restrictions on lamps.
46.37.290Special lighting equipment on school buses and private carrier buses.
46.37.300Standards for lights on snow-removal or highway maintenance and service equipment.
46.37.310Selling or using lamps or equipment.
46.37.320Authority of state patrol regarding lighting devices or other safety equipment.
46.37.330Revocation of certificate of approval on devices -- Reapproval, conditions.
46.37.340Braking equipment required.
46.37.351Performance ability of brakes.
46.37.360Maintenance of brakes -- Brake system failure indicator.
46.37.365Hydraulic brake fluid -- Defined -- Standards and specifications.
46.37.369Wheels and front suspension.
46.37.375Steering and suspension systems.
46.37.380Horns, warning devices, and theft alarms.
46.37.390Mufflers required -- Smoke and air contaminant standards -- Definitions -- Penalty, exception.
46.37.395Compression brakes (Jake brakes).
46.37.400Mirrors, backup devices.
46.37.410Windshields required, exception -- Must be unobstructed and equipped with wipers.
46.37.420Tires -- Restrictions.
46.37.4215Lightweight and retractable studs -- Certification by sellers.
46.37.4216Lightweight and retractable studs -- Sale of tires containing.
46.37.423Pneumatic passenger car tires -- Standards -- Exception for off-highway use -- Penalty.
46.37.424Regrooved tires -- Standards -- Exception for off-highway use -- Penalty.
46.37.425Tires -- Unsafe -- State patrol's authority -- Penalty.
46.37.430Safety glazing -- Sunscreening or coloring.
46.37.435Sunscreening, unlawful installation, penalty.
46.37.440Flares or other warning devices required on certain vehicles.
46.37.450Disabled vehicle -- Display of warning devices.
46.37.465Fuel system.
46.37.467Alternative fuel source -- Placard required.
46.37.470Air conditioning equipment.
46.37.480Television viewers -- Earphones.
46.37.490Safety load chains and devices required.
46.37.495Safety chains for towing.
46.37.500Fenders or splash aprons.
46.37.505Child passenger restraint systems.
46.37.510Seat belts and shoulder harnesses.
46.37.513Bumpers.
46.37.517Body and body hardware.
46.37.518Street rod, custom, and kit vehicles -- Optional and required equipment.
46.37.5185Street rod and custom vehicles -- Blue dot taillights.
46.37.519Kit vehicles.
46.37.520Beach vehicles with soft tires -- "Dune buggies" -- Inspection and approval required -- Fee.
46.37.522Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles -- When head lamps and tail lamps to be lighted.
46.37.523Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles -- Head lamps.
46.37.524Motor-driven cycles -- Head lamps.
46.37.525Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles -- Tail lamps, reflectors, and stop lamps.
46.37.527Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles -- Brake requirements.
46.37.528Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles -- Performance ability of brakes.
46.37.529Motor-driven cycles -- Braking system inspection.
46.37.530Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, mopeds, electric-assisted bicycles -- Helmets, other equipment -- Children -- Rules.
46.37.535Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, or mopeds -- Helmet requirements when rented.
46.37.537Motorcycles -- Exhaust system.
46.37.539Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles -- Additional requirements and limitations.
46.37.540Odometers -- Disconnecting, resetting, or turning back prohibited.
46.37.550Odometers -- Selling motor vehicle knowing odometer turned back unlawful.
46.37.560Odometers -- Selling motor vehicle knowing odometer replaced unlawful.
46.37.570Odometers -- Selling, advertising, using, or installing device registering false mileage.
46.37.590Odometers -- Purchaser plaintiff to recover costs and attorney's fee, when.
46.37.600Liability of operator, owner, lessee for violations.
46.37.610Wheelchair conveyance standards.
46.37.620School buses -- Crossing arms.
46.37.630Private school buses.
46.37.640Air bags -- Definitions.
46.37.650Air bags -- Installation of previously deployed -- Penalty.
46.37.660Air bags -- Replacement requirements.
46.37.670Signal preemption devices--Prohibited--Exceptions.
46.37.671Signal preemption device--Possession--Penalty.
46.37.672Signal preemption device--Use, sale, purchase--Penalty.
46.37.673Signal preemption device--Accident--Property damage or less than substantial bodily harm--Penalty.
46.37.674Signal preemption device--Accident--Substantial bodily harm--Penalty.
46.37.675Signal preemption device--Accident--Death--Penalty.
46.37.680Sound system attachment.
46.37.685License plate flipping device -- Unlawful use, display, sale -- Penalty.

Notes:

Emission control program: Chapter 70.120 RCW.

Lowering vehicle below legal clearance: RCW 46.61.680.

Moving defective vehicle: RCW 46.32.060.