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Bike Lights and The Law

January 4, 2012

 

Please note, it’s also illegal to ride a bicycle at night without a headlight in North Carolina.

Full story here: http://www.scpr.org/news/2011/12/29/30575/rolling-stoned-cyclist-toting-23-pounds-marijuana-/

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. jreesnc permalink
    January 4, 2012 12:39 pm

    I don’t suppose you have a link to an official looking statement about the lights? That would be a good thing to know, and share with other cyclists.

    • January 4, 2012 1:16 pm

      Yup.

      http://www.ncdot.gov/bikeped/download/bikeped_laws_Guidebook-Full.pdf

      On page 8, “For riding after dark, every bicycle must be equipped
      with proper lighting equipment:

      Front – a lighted lamp that is visible from a
      distance of at least 300 feet.

      Rear – a red reflex mirror or lamp that is visible
      from a distance of at least 200 feet. [ยง20-129(e)]
      Lights are required during the period from sunset
      to sunrise and when there is insufficient light to
      see clearly a person on the highway 400 feet ahead.”

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