AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF LIGHT BAR LIGHTING DEVICES ON A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE THE MOTOR VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN ON THE HIGHWAYS OF THIS STATE. Enacted July 12, 2017. Effective October 1, 2017.
Summary date: Jul 14 2017 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 27 2017 - View summary
House amendment #1 modifies the 2nd edition, adding a provision to proposed GS 20-130(f) to clarify that the new subsection prohibiting the use of a light bar lighting device while driving a motor vehicle on State highways does not apply to or otherwise restrict the use of a light bar lighting device with strobing lights.
Summary date: Jun 20 2017 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends the prohibition in GS 20-130 on the use of light bar lighting devices while driving on highways to further exclude vehicles listed in GS 20-130.1(b) (which are mostly emergency and government-operated vehicles).
Summary date: Mar 6 2017 - View summary
Amends GS 20-130 to, excluding electronically modulated headlamps on motorcycles and specified public safety vehicles, prohibit driving a vehicle on a highway of this state while using a light bar lighting device, defined as a bar-shaped lighting device made up of multiple lamps capable of projecting a beam of light at an intensity greater than that allowed under the statute.
Applies to offenses committed on or after October 1, 2017.