7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Traffic Code by amending vehicle equipment restrictions.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ defines terms;
13 ▸ exempts a media production vehicle from certain vehicle lighting restrictions in
14 certain circumstances related to a media production; and
15 ▸ makes technical changes.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 41-6a-1616, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 100
24 41-6a-1718, Utah Code Annotated 1953
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 41-6a-1616 is amended to read:
28 41-6a-1616. High intensity beams -- Red or blue lights -- Flashing lights -- Color
29 of rear lights and reflectors.
30 (1) (a) Except as provided under Subsection (1)(b), under the conditions specified
31 under Subsection 41-6a-1603(1)(a), a lighted lamp or illuminating device on a vehicle, which
32 projects a beam of light of an intensity greater than 300 candlepower shall be directed so that
33 no part of the high intensity portion of the beam will strike the level of the roadway on which
34 the vehicle stands at a distance of more than 75 feet from the vehicle.
35 (b) The provisions of Subsection (1)(a) do not apply to head lamps, spot lamps,
36 auxiliary lamps, flashing turn signals, hazard warning lamps, and school bus warning lamps.
37 (c) A motor vehicle on a highway may not have more than a total of four lamps lighted
38 on the front of the vehicle including head lamps, auxiliary lamps, spot lamps, or any other lamp
39 if the lamp projects a beam of an intensity greater than 300 candlepower.
40 (2) (a) Except for an authorized emergency vehicle [
41 41-6a-1601, a school bus described in Section 41-6a-1302, or a media production vehicle used
42 in accordance with Section 41-6a-1718, a person may not operate or move any vehicle or
43 equipment on a highway with a lamp or device capable of displaying a red light that is visible
44 from directly in front of the center of the vehicle.
45 (b) Except for a law enforcement vehicle, or a media production vehicle used in
46 accordance with Section 41-6a-1718, a person may not operate or move any vehicle or
47 equipment on a highway with a lamp or device capable of displaying a blue light that is visible
48 from directly in front of the center of the vehicle.
49 (3) A person may not use flashing lights on a vehicle except for:
50 (a) taillights of bicycles [
51 (b) authorized emergency vehicles [
52 described in Section 41-6a-1601;
53 (c) turn signals [
54 (d) hazard warning lights [
55 (e) school bus flashing lights [
56 (f) vehicles engaged in highway construction or maintenance [
57 Section 41-6a-1617[
58 (g) a media production vehicle used in accordance with Section 41-6a-1718.
59 (4) [
60 or a media production vehicle used in accordance with Section 41-7a-1718, a person may not
61 use a rotating light on any vehicle [
62 Section 2. Section 41-6a-1718 is enacted to read:
63 41-6a-1718. Media production vehicle -- Definition -- Exemption -- Identification.
64 (1) As used in this section:
65 (a) "Media production" means the making of a motion picture, television show, video,
66 commercial, Internet video, or other viewable programming provided to viewers via a movie
67 theater or transmitted through broadcast radio wave, cable, satellite, wireless, or Internet.
68 (b) "Media production vehicle" means a vehicle used exclusively for media production.
69 (2) A media production vehicle is exempt from the restrictions of Section 41-6a-1616
70 while the vehicle is:
71 (a) being used to simulate an authorized emergency vehicle in a media production; or
72 (b) being driven in transit between the media production location and the media
73 production vehicle storage location if during transit the vehicle displays a sign prominently on
74 each front-side door of the media production vehicle stating "Media Production Vehicle."