PROHIBIT USE OF LIGHT BARS ON MOTOR VEHICLES.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 182 (Public) Filed Monday, March 6, 2017
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.
Intro. by McInnis.

Status: Ch. SL 2017-112 (Senate Action) (Jul 12 2017)

Bill History:

S 182/S.L. 2017-112

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 14 2017 - More information

    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: Jun 27 2017 - More information

    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 - More information

    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 - More information

    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. 


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