Rules and Regulations: Light Signals and Retro Devices


Current Regulations: Mandatory Lights and Retro-Reflectors

1. Passenger cars must be equipped with:

  1. Two main lights;
  2. Two dipped-beam headlamps, on the understanding that if the vehicle is equipped with dipped-beam headlamps with gas-discharge light sources and has been put into service after December 31, 2006, these pendant lights brisbane sources must comply with the relevant additional requirements in this section,
    Articles 115 and 117, as well as for the installation thereof;
  3. Two city lights;
    two direction indicators on the front and two on the rear of the vehicle, or one direction indicator on each side if the vehicle was put into service before 1 July 1967; the light of the direction indicator lamps for passenger cars put into service after 30 June 1967 must flash;
  4. Hazard warning lights if the vehicle was taken into use after December 31, 1997;
    one side direction indicator on each side of the vehicle if the vehicle was taken into service after December 31, 1997. Direction indicators on the front of the vehicle are considered to be side direction indicators if the light emitted from them is clearly visible from a point located 6,00 m behind the front of the vehicle and 1,00 m sideways;
  5. Two rear lights;
    Two brake lights if the vehicle was taken into use after 30 June 1967, or one or two brake lights if the vehicle was taken into use before 1 July 1967;
  6. A rear registration plate lamp;
    two red retro-reflectors on the rear of the vehicle;
    one rear fog lamp if the vehicle was put into service after December 31, 1997 this rear fog lamp must be located in or to the left of the median longitudinal plane of the vehicle;
  7. One reversing light if the vehicle was put into service after December 31, 1997;
    two marker lights visible at the front and two visible at the rear of the vehicle if the vehicle was taken into service after December 31, 1997 and is wider than 2.10 m or was taken into use before January 1, 1998 and is wider than 2.60 m;
  8. Side marker lights if the vehicle was taken into use after December 31, 1997 and is longer than 6.00 m. The provisions of Additional permanent requirements, articles 119 up to and including 122, Apply Here;
  • amber retro-reflectors on each side of the vehicle, if the vehicle was put into service after December 31, 1997 and is longer than 6.00 m, the rear retro-reflector on the side may be red. The provisions of Additional Permanent Requirements, Articles 119 up to and including 122,
  • a third stop lamp if the vehicle was put into service after September 30, 2001, installed such that:
    it is at a distance of no more than 0.15 m from the median longitudinal plane, and
  • the underside of the illuminating surface is higher than the top of the brake lights, referred to in section h.