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Indiana Code - Motor Vehicles - Title 9, Section 9-19-6-17

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Stop lamps and turn signals; color, visibility, and operation

Sec. 17. (a) A motor vehicle may be equipped, and when required
under this chapter must be equipped, with a stop lamp or lamps on
the rear of the vehicle that:
(1) displays a red or an amber light, or any shade of color
between red and amber, visible from a distance of not less than
one hundred (100) feet to the rear in normal sunlight;
(2) will be actuated upon application of the service (foot) brake;
and
(3) may be incorporated with at least one (1) other rear lamp.
(b) A motor vehicle may be equipped and when required under
this chapter must be equipped with lamps or mechanical signal
devices showing to the front and rear for the purpose of indicating an
intention to turn either to the right or left. If lamps are used for this
purpose, the lamps showing to the front must be located on the same
level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable and when in use
must display a white or an amber light, or any shade of color between
white and amber, visible from a distance of not less than one hundred
(100) feet to the front in normal sunlight. The lamps showing to the
rear must be located at the same level and as widely spaced laterally
as practicable and when in use must display a red or an amber light,
or any shade of color between red and amber, visible from a distance
of not less than one hundred (100) feet to the rear in normal sunlight.
When actuated the lamps must indicate the intended direction of
turning by flashing the lights showing to the front and rear on the
side toward which the turn is made. If mechanical signal devices are

used for this purpose, the devices must be self-illuminated when in
use at the times required by IC 9-21-7-2.
(c) A stop lamp or signal lamp or device may not project a glaring
light.

As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.7. Amended by P.L.1-1991, SEC.93.

Last modified: May 27, 2006