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RCW 46.37.523

Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles — Head lamps.

(1) Every motorcycle and every motor-driven cycle shall be equipped with at least one lamp which shall comply with the requirements and limitations of this section.

     (2) Every head lamp upon every motorcycle and motor-driven cycle shall be located at a height of not more than fifty-four inches nor less than twenty-four inches to be measured as set forth in RCW 46.37.030(2).

     (3) Every motorcycle other than a motor-driven cycle shall be equipped with multiple-beam road-lighting equipment.

     (4) Such equipment shall:

     (a) Reveal persons and vehicles at a distance of at least three hundred feet ahead when the uppermost distribution of light is selected;

     (b) Reveal persons and vehicles at a distance of at least one hundred fifty feet ahead when the lowermost distribution of light is selected, and on a straight, level road under any condition of loading none of the high intensity portion of the beam shall be directed to strike the eyes of an approaching driver.

[1977 ex.s. c 355 § 46.]

Notes:

Rules of court:  Monetary penalty schedule -- IRLJ 6.2.

     Severability -- 1977 ex.s. c 355: See note following RCW 46.37.010.