Required Equipment

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  • Safety/Seat belts. Two lap and shoulder belts installed for use in front seat.
  • At least two, one on each side on the front.
  • Tail lights. At least two red lights on the rear. (Both must be working).
  • Brake lights. Two which shall only work when foot brake is applied. (Both must be working).
  • License plate light. A white light illuminating the rear license plate so that numbers are visible for at least 50 ft., if equipped.
  • Turn signals. All vehicles must be equipped with directional signals and they must be in working order.
  • Foot brake. Adequate to stop passenger vehicle within a distance of 25 feet at a speed of 20 miles per hour.
  • Emergency or parking brake and lights. Adequate to hold vehicle stationary on any grade. Two lights, front and rear.
  • License plates. Must have two license plates with month and year tabs displayed on rear plate.
  • Windshield and windows. Windshield required. Windshield, sidewings, side, and rear windows must be safety glass and afford driver clear vision. Tinting may not exceed the percent allowed by law.
  • Windshield wipers and defroster. Required devices for cleaning rain, snow, etc., from windshield.
  • Safety glass. All original and replacement glass must be safety glass.
  • Capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than 200 feet. No device shall emit an unusually loud sound or whistle.
  • Left side and inside or right mirror required. Vehicles with obstructed driver’s view through rear window and buses are required to have mirrors on left and right side. Mirrors must be adjusted to afford driver a view to the rear of the vehicle.
  • Antispray devices. The vehicle design or accessories must effectively reduce wheel spray to the rear.


Audible signal devices may not be used unless necessary to assure safe operation.


Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a muffler in good working order and in con- stant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise. No person may use a muffler cutout, bypass, or similar device upon a motor vehicle on a highway.


  • Three flares for nighttime emergencies.
  • Windshield washer.
  • Booted anti-ice wiper blades.
  • Snow tires or tire chains.
  • Frost scraper and snow brush.
  • Tow chain.
  • Emergency kit (i.e. first aid kit, extra clothing/boots, blanket, sand, shovel, food.)


A colorless, odorless, poisonous gas from vehicle exhaust can make you a dangerous driver and even cost you your life. It paralyzes before it kills.

Symptoms— headache, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Prevention— tight exhaust system, adequate fresh air circulation.


  • Never run a vehicle in a closed garage.
  • Be sure that the vehicle’s exhaust system is in good condition.
  • Keep the operating efficiency of engine high.
  • Never park and run heater or air conditioner with the windows closed.
  • Always have plenty of fresh air in vehicle.
  • Move victim of carbon monoxide to fresh air and administer artificial respiration.