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#1 User is offline   WGates1 

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:55 PM

I was planning on getting tube fenders for my tj and i was wondering if you need front blinkers in florida

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:31 AM

Look around your area or at a club function at any Jeep that has been modified from OEM. None are DOT any longer. Many do not have side markers but most do have front/rear blinkers.

Does it make it legal not to have them because you changed to tubes, no. If you have the important factors of lighting you should be ok and not get bothered unless you drive like a mad man, I would definitely get some blinkers on if you are going to drive it on the street.
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:33 PM

View PostJim B, on Mar 29 2010, 08:31 AM, said:

Look around your area or at a club function at any Jeep that has been modified from OEM. None are DOT any longer. Many do not have side markers but most do have front/rear blinkers.

Does it make it legal not to have them because you changed to tubes, no. If you have the important factors of lighting you should be ok and not get bothered unless you drive like a mad man, I would definitely get some blinkers on if you are going to drive it on the street.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 01:06 PM

Because of my remods on my jeep, I did some researching on this stuff back in February. There is Florida laws and Federal laws. Here you go:

#1 FOR STATE:

type just like this on your address bar...www.leg.state.fl.us/STATUTES/

Scroll to Title XXIII MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 316
*316.217 When lighted lamps are required...
*316.220 Headlamps on motor vehicles...
*316.221 Taillamps...
*316.222 Stop lamps & turn signals...
*316.2225 Additional equipment required on certain vehicles...
*316.224 Color of clearance lamps, identification lamps, side marker lamps, backup lamps, reflectors...
*316.225 Mounting of reflectors, clearance lamps & side marker lamps...
*316.226 Visibility requirements for reflectors, clearance lamps, id lamps & marker lamps...
*316.227 Obstructed lights not required...
*316.233 Spot lamps and auxiliary lamps...
*316.234 Signal lamps and signal devices...
*316.235 Additional lighting equipment...
*316.237 Multiple-beam road-lighting equipment...
*316.2395 Motor vehicles;minimum headlamp requirement...
*316.2396 Number of driving lamps required or permitted...
*316.241 Selling or using lamps or equipment...
*316.301 Display of warning lights & devices when vehicle is stopped or disabled...

This was good too - 316.251 Maximum Bumper Heights and 316.252 Splash & Spray suppressant devices


#2 FOR FEDERAL:

Google - Federal Motor Vehicle Lighting Standards. Click on the link that shows www.aamva.org......
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 10:06 PM

316.222 Stop lamps and turn signals.--

(1) Every motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, and pole trailer shall be equipped with two or more stop lamps meeting the requirements of s. 316.234(1). Motor vehicles, trailers, semitrailers and pole trailers manufactured or assembled prior to January 1, 1972, shall be equipped with at least one stop lamp. On a combination of vehicles, only the stop lamps on the rearmost vehicle need actually be seen from the distance specified in s. 316.234(1).

(2) Every motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, and pole trailer shall be equipped with electric turn signal lamps meeting the requirements of s. 316.234(2).

(3) Passenger cars and trucks less than 80 inches in width, manufactured or assembled prior to January 1, 1972, need not be equipped with electric turn signal lamps. (4) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.

History.--s. 1, ch. 71-135; s. 174, ch. 99-248.




316.234 Signal lamps and signal devices.--

(1) Any vehicle may be equipped and, when required under this chapter, shall be equipped with a stop lamp or lamps on the rear of the vehicle which shall display a red or amber light, visible from a distance of not less than 300 feet to the rear in normal sunlight, and which shall be actuated upon application of the service (foot) brake, and which may but need not be incorporated with one or more other rear lamps. An object, material, or covering that alters the stop lamp's visibility from 300 feet to the rear in normal sunlight may not be placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied over a stop lamp.

(2) Any vehicle may be equipped and, when required under s. 316.222(2), shall be equipped with electric turn signals which shall indicate an intention to turn by flashing lights showing to the front and rear of a vehicle or on a combination of vehicles on the side of the vehicle or combination toward which the turn is to be made. The lamps showing to the front shall be mounted on the same level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable and, when signaling, shall emit white or amber light. The lamps showing to the rear shall be mounted on the same level and as widely spaced laterally as practicable, and, when signaling, shall emit a red or amber light. Turn signal lamps on vehicles 80 inches or more in overall width shall be visible from a distance of not less than 500 feet to the front and rear in normal sunlight, and an object, material, or covering that alters the lamp's visibility from a distance of 500 feet to the front or rear in normal sunlight may not be placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied over a turn signal lamp. Turn signal lamps on vehicles less than 80 inches wide shall be visible at a distance of not less than 300 feet to the front and rear in normal sunlight, and an object, material, or covering that alters the lamp's visibility from a distance of 300 feet to the front or rear in normal sunlight may not be placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied over a turn signal lamp. Turn signal lamps may, but need not be, incorporated in other lamps on the vehicle.
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 09:42 PM

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