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Section 1: Vehicle lighting and signaling

Article R313-1

   Any vehicle may only be fitted with the lighting or signaling devices provided for in this code. These must be installed in accordance with the        requirements of this chapter.
These provisions do not concern the interior lighting of vehicles, provided that it does not disturb other drivers.
The fact, for any driver of a motor vehicle or animal drawn vehicle, to contravene the provisions of this article is punished by the fine provided    for the contraventions of the third class.
The fact, for any driver of a cycle, to contravene the provisions of this article is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the first class.


Article R313-2

   Redlights.
I. – Unless otherwise provided for in this article, any motor vehicle must be fitted at the front with two or four main beam headlights emitting a yellow or white light towards the front making it possible to effectively illuminate the road at night, in clear weather, for a minimum distance of 100 meters.
II. – Any motorcycle, any motor tricycle, any heavy motor quadricycle must be fitted at the front with one or two main beam headlights.
III. – Any motor tricycle or heavy motor quadricycle, the width of which exceeds 1.30 meters, must be fitted with two main beam lights at the front.
IV. – The provisions of I above are not applicable to mopeds or light motor quadricycles which, however, may be fitted with one or two main beam headlights.
V. – When a three-wheel moped or a light motorized quadricycle, the width of which exceeds 1.30 meters, is equipped with main beam headlights, these must be two in number.
VI. – The provisions of I above are not applicable to vehicles and agricultural or public works equipment, self-propelled, which, however, may be fitted with two or four main beam headlights.
VII. – The fact of contravening the provisions of this article is punishable by the fine provided for contraventions of the third class.
VIII. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, in the event of absence, non-compliance or defect of the main beam headlights, immobilization may be prescribed under the conditions provided for in articles L. 325-1 to L 325-3.

Article R313-3

   Headlights.
I. – Unless otherwise provided for in this article, any motor vehicle must be fitted at the front with two dipped beam headlamps, emitting a yellow or white light towards the front making it possible to effectively illuminate the road at night, in bad weather. clear, over a minimum distance of 30 meters without dazzling other drivers.
II. – Any motorcycle, any motor tricycle, any motor quadricycle, any moped must be fitted at the front with one or two dipped beam headlamps.
III. – Any motor tricycle, any motor quadricycle, any three-wheel moped, the width of which exceeds 1.30 meters, must be fitted at the front with two dipped beam headlamps.
IV. – Any vehicle and agricultural or public works equipment, self-propelled, may be fitted with two additional dipped beam headlights.
V. – The fact, for any driver, of contravening the provisions of this article is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.
VI. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, in the event of absence, non-compliance or defect of the dipped beam headlamps, immobilization may be prescribed under the conditions provided for in articles L. 325-1 to L 325-3.

Article R313-4

(Decree n ° 2001-1362 of December 28, 2001 art. 1 Official Journal of December 30, 2001)
   Front position lights.
I. – Unless otherwise provided for in this article, all motor vehicles must be fitted at the front with two position lights emitting a white or yellow light towards the front, visible at night, in clear weather, at a distance of 150 meters, without being dazzling for other drivers.
II. – Any motorcycle, any motor tricycle, any motor quadricycle, any three-wheel moped must be fitted at the front with one or two position lights.
III. – When the width of a motor tricycle, a motor quadricycle or a three-wheeled moped exceeds 1.30 meters, it must be fitted at the front with two position lights.
IV. – Any sidecar fitted to a motorcycle must be fitted with
V. – The provisions of I above are not applicable to two-wheel mopeds which, however, may be fitted with one or two front position lights.
VI. – Any vehicle and agricultural or public works equipment, self-propelled, may be fitted with two additional front position lights.
VII. – Any trailer may be fitted at the front with two position lights emitting a non-dazzling white light towards the front.
VIII. – The presence of the position lights referred to in VII above is compulsory when the overall width of the trailer exceeds 1.60 meters or exceeds the width of the towing vehicle by more than 0.20 meters.
IX. – The provisions of I above are not applicable to vehicles and agricultural equipment or towed public works.
X. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, every cycle must be fitted with a position light emitting forward a non-dazzling yellow or white light.
XI. – The fact, for any driver of a motor vehicle, to contravene the provisions of this article is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.
XII. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, in the event of absence, non-compliance or defect of the front position lights, immobilization may be prescribed under the conditions provided for in Articles L. 325-1 to L. 325-3.
XIII. – The fact for any driver of a cycle to contravene the provisions of this article is punished by the

Article R313-5

   Rear position lights.
I. – Unless otherwise provided for in this article, any motor vehicle or trailer must be fitted at the rear with two position lights emitting towards the rear a non-dazzling red light, visible at night, in clear weather, at a distance of 150 meters.
II. – Any motorcycle, any motor tricycle, any motor quadricycle, any moped must be fitted with one or two rear position lights.
III. – When the width of a motor tricycle, a motor quadricycle or a three-wheeled moped exceeds 1.30 meters, it must be fitted with two rear position lights.
IV. – Any sidecar fitted to a motorcycle must be fitted with a rear position light.
V. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, every cycle must be fitted with a rear position light. This light must be clearly visible from the rear when the vehicle is mounted.
VI. – When the trailer of a motorcycle, a motor tricycle, a motor quadricycle, a moped or a cycle, or its load, are likely to mask the rear position lights of the towing vehicle, the trailer must be fitted with the corresponding device (s), the number of which must be fixed at two if the width of the trailer exceeds 1.30 meters.
VII. – All vehicles and agricultural or public works equipment must be fitted with two rear position lights. These lights are not compulsory for vehicles or towed devices which do not mask those of the towing vehicle. For these latter vehicles or devices, these lights can also be fixed on a removable support.
VIII. – The provisions of this article are applicable to vehicles and special equipment of the emergency services and firefighting only if they are compatible with their technical characteristics of manufacture or use.
IX. – The fact, for any driver of a motor vehicle, to contravene the provisions of this article is punishable by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.
X. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, in the event of absence, non-compliance or defect of the rear position lights, immobilization may be prescribed under the conditions provided for in articles L. 325- 1 to L. 325-3.
XI. – The fact, for any driver of a cycle, to contravene the provisions of the present article is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the first class.

Article R313-6

   Side position lights.
I. – Any motor vehicle or trailer, the length of which is greater than 6 meters, with the exception of chassis cabs and agricultural or forestry vehicles, must be fitted with side position lights.
II. – Any motor vehicle or trailer, of a length less than or equal to 6 meters, any bus may be fitted with these lights.
III. – The fact, for any driver, of contravening the provisions of I above is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.

Article R313-7

   Stop lights.
I. – Unless otherwise provided for in this article, any motor vehicle or any trailer whose permissible gross weight is greater than 0.5 tonnes must be fitted at the rear with two or three stop lights emitting towards the vehicle. behind a glare-free red light.
II. – The brake lights must come on when the main braking device comes into action.
III. – Their light intensity must be appreciably greater than that of the rear position lights while remaining glare-free.
IV. – Any motorcycle, any motor tricycle, any motor quadricycle, any moped must be fitted at the rear with one or two stop lights.
V. – Any sidecar fitted to a motorcycle must be fitted at the rear with a brake light.
VI. – When the width of a motor tricycle, a motor quadricycle or a three-wheel moped exceeds 1.30 meters, it must be fitted at the rear with two stop lights.
VII. – The provisions of I above are not applicable to vehicles and agricultural or public works equipment which, however, may be fitted at the rear with two stop lights meeting the characteristics provided for in this article.
VIII. – When a trailer with an authorized total laden weight less than or equal to 0.5 tonnes or its load masks the brake light (s) of the towing vehicle, the trailer must be fitted with the corresponding device (s), the number of which is fixed. two must if the width of the trailer exceeds 1.30 meters.
IX. – The fact, for any driver, of contravening the provisions of this article is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.
X. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, in the event of absence, non-compliance or defective brake lights, immobilization may be prescribed under the conditions provided for in Articles L. 325-1 to L. 325-3.

 

Article R313-8

(Decree n ° 2001-1362 of December 28, 2001 art. 2 Official Journal of December 30, 2001)

Front fog lights.
I. – Any motor vehicle may be fitted at the front with two fog lights emitting yellow or white light.
II. – Any motorcycle, any motor tricycle, any motor quadricycle, any three-wheel moped may be fitted with one or two front fog lights.
III. – The provisions of this article are not applicable to two-wheel mopeds.

Article R313-9

(Decree n ° 2001-1362 of December 28, 2001 art. 3 Official Journal of December 30, 2001)
 Rear fog lights.
I. – Any motor vehicle or trailer must be fitted with one or two rear fog lights emitting red light. This provision only applies to vehicles put into service for the first time as from 1 October 1990.
II. – The provisions of I above are not applicable to motorcycles, motor tricycles, motor quadricycles, three-wheel mopeds, or agricultural or public works vehicles and equipment, self-propelled, which, however , may be fitted with one or two rear fog lights emitting red light.
III. – The provisions of I above are not applicable to two-wheeled mopeds, or to vehicles and agricultural or public works equipment towed.
IV. – The fact, for any driver, of contravening the provisions of I above is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.

Article R313-10

   Clearance lights.
I. – Any motor vehicle or trailer, the width of which, load included, exceeds 2.10 meters must be equipped with two lights visible from the front and two lights visible from the rear located as close as possible to the end of the overall width. These lights must emit a glare-free light of white color towards the front and red towards the rear.
II. – Rear clearance lights are optional on chassis cabs.
III. – Any motor vehicle or any trailer the width of which is between 1.80 and 2.10 meters may be fitted with these clearance lights.
IV. – The obligation provided for in I above is not applicable to vehicles and agricultural or public works equipment, self-propelled, which, however, may be fitted with the lights that it provides.
V. – The provisions of I above are not applicable to vehicles and agricultural equipment or towed public works.
VI. – The fact, for any driver, of contravening the provisions of I and II above is punished by the fine provided for third class contraventions.
VII. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, in the event of absence, non-compliance or defect of the clearance lights, immobilization may be prescribed under the conditions provided for in Articles L. 325-1 to L. 325-3.

Article R313-11

   Parking lights.
Any motor vehicle, with the exception of two or three-wheeled vehicles and agricultural or public works vehicles or devices, may be equipped with parking lights. These lights, located on the sides of the vehicle, must emit either towards the front and towards the rear an orange light, or towards the front the same light as the position lights and towards the rear a red light.

Article R313-12

(Decree n ° 2001-1362 of December 28, 2001 art. 4 Official Journal of December 30, 2001)

   Rear registration plate or operating plate lighting device.
I. – Any motor vehicle or trailer must be fitted with a lighting device capable of making legible, at a minimum distance of 20 meters, at night, in clear weather, the number written on its rear registration plate or on its operating plate.
II. – For towed agricultural vehicles, this device can be attached to a removable support.
III. – The provisions of I above are not applicable to mopeds or light motor quadricycles, which, however, may be fitted with a device for lighting the registration plate.
IV. – The provisions of this article are applicable to vehicles and special equipment of the emergency services and firefighting only if they are compatible with their technical characteristics of manufacture or use.
V. – The fact, for any driver, of contravening the provisions of this article is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.

Article R313-13

   When the width of a self-propelled agricultural machine or self-propelled public works equipment exceeds 2.55 meters, this vehicle must bear at the front and at its upper part a square panel illuminated at night, visible from the front and from the rear of the vehicle at a distance of 150 meters in clear weather, without being dazzling and showing in white on a black background a letter D with a height equal to or greater than 0.20 meter.
When the width of a towed machine, instrument or agricultural or public works equipment exceeds 2.55 meters, the towing vehicle must be fitted with the panel provided for in the previous paragraph.
If this panel is not visible from the rear of the assembly, the last vehicle towed must carry at the rear a set of reflective devices drawing in white on a black background a letter D of the same size as above.
The provisions of this article are not applicable to towing vehicles fitted with special lights provided for slow moving or bulky vehicles.
The fact, for any driver, of contravening the provisions relating to the installation of the panel D and the reflecting devices mentioned in this article is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.
At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, in the event of absence, non-compliance or defective lighting of panel D, immobilization may be prescribed under the conditions provided for in articles L. 325- 1 to L. 325-3.
The fact for any driver, under the conditions referred to in this article, to circulate without making use of the lighting device of the panel D is punished with the fine envisaged for the contraventions of the fourth class.

Article R313-14

   Direction indicator lights.
I. – Any motor vehicle or any trailer with a total permissible laden weight greater than 0.5 tonnes must be fitted with direction indicator lights with fixed position and flashing light. These devices must emit a non-glare orange light forwards and backwards.
II. – The provisions of I above are not applicable to mopeds or light motor quadricycles without closed bodywork, which, however, may be fitted with direction indicator lights.
III. – When a trailer with an authorized total laden weight less than or equal to 0.5 tonnes or an agricultural or public works device towed, or its load obscures the direction indicator lights of the towing vehicle, the trailer or the device must be fitted with the corresponding devices.
IV. – For any towed vehicle or agricultural or public works equipment, the direction indicator lights can be attached to a removable support.
V. – The fact, for any driver, of contravening the provisions of this article is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.
VI. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, in the event of absence, non-compliance or defective direction indicator lights, immobilization may be prescribed under the conditions provided for in Articles L. 325-1 to L. 325-3.

Article R313-15

(Decree n ° 2001-1362 of December 28, 2001 art. 5 Official Journal of December 30, 2001)
  Reverse lights.
Any motor vehicle or trailer, with the exception of motorcycles and two-wheeled mopeds, may be fitted with one or two reversing lights, emitting a white light.

Article R313-16

   Adjustable lights.
I. – Any motor vehicle may, under the conditions provided for by the Minister in charge of transport, be fitted with directional lights, emitting a selective yellow or orange light.
II. – The provisions of I above are not applicable to motorcycles, motor tricycles and quadricycles, or mopeds.

 

Article R313-17

(Decree n ° 2001-1362 of December 28, 2001 art. 6 Official Journal of December 30, 2001)

Distress signal.
I. – Any motor vehicle or trailer must be fitted with a distress signal consisting of the simultaneous operation of the direction indicators.
II. – The provisions of I above are not applicable to motorcycles or to three-wheel mopeds, to light motorized quadricycles or to self-propelled agricultural or public works vehicles and equipment which, however, may be fitted with a warning signal. distress.
III. – The provisions of I above are not applicable to two-wheel mopeds, vehicles and towed public works equipment.
IV. – The fact, for any driver, of contravening the provisions of I above is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.

Article R313-18

   Rear reflectors.
I. – Unless otherwise provided for in this article, any motor vehicle or any trailer must be fitted with two red rear reflectors, non-triangular in shape for motor vehicles and triangular in shape for trailers.
II. – All motorcycles and mopeds with two wheels must be fitted at the rear with a reflector.
III. – Any motor tricycle, any motor quadricycle, any three-wheel moped must be fitted with one or two rear reflectors.
IV. – Any three-wheeled moped or motorized quadricycle whose width exceeds 1 meter must be fitted with two rear reflectors.
V. – All cycles must be fitted with one or more rear reflectors.
VI. – When the trailer of a motorcycle, a motor quadricycle, a motor tricycle, a moped or a cycle, or its load, conceals the reflector (s) of the towing vehicle, the trailer must be fitted with the corresponding device (s), the number of which must be fixed at two if the width of the trailer exceeds 1.30 meters.
VII. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, all animal-drawn vehicles must be fitted at the rear with two rear reflectors. When, including the load, the length of the vehicle exceeds 6 meters or its width 2 meters, these devices must be located at the limit of the vehicle gauge. These devices must be placed in such a way that no part of the vehicle or its load destroys its efficiency by hiding them completely or partially.
VIII. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, hand cars must be fitted at the rear with a rear reflector, placed on the left, less than 0.40 meters from the overall width of the vehicle. This device must be placed in such a way that no part of the vehicle or its load destroys its efficiency by hiding it completely or partially.
IX. – For any vehicle or towed agricultural device or any towed public works equipment, the reflectors can be attached to a removable support.
X. – The fact, for any driver of a motor vehicle or animal drawn vehicle, to contravene the provisions of this article is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.
XI. – The fact, for any driver of a cycle, to contravene the provisions of the present article is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the first class.

Article R313-19

   Side reflectors.
I. – Any motor vehicle the length of which exceeds 6 meters, any trailer, any two-wheeled moped must be fitted with one or two side reflectors, not triangular, of an orange color.
II. – Any other motor vehicle may be fitted with one or two side reflectors, not triangular, of orange color.
III. – All cycles must be fitted with orange reflectors visible from the side.
IV. – The fact, for any driver of a motor vehicle, to contravene the provisions of this article is punishable by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.
V. – The fact, for any driver of a cycle, of contravening the provisions of the present article is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the first class.

Article R313-20

   Other reflectors.
I. – Any trailer of a four-wheel motor vehicle, with the exception of motor quadricycles and agricultural or public works vehicles and equipment, must be fitted at the front with two non-triangular colored reflectors. white.
II. – Any motor vehicle, with the exception of self-propelled agricultural or public works vehicles and equipment, may be fitted at the front with such reflectors.
III. – The pedals of any cycle, moped or light motorized quadricycle must include reflectors, except in the case of cycles with two wheels with retractable pedals.
IV. – All cycles must be fitted with a white reflector visible from the front.
V. – Any cycle can include a danger spreading device at the rear and on the left.
VI. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, any animal drawn vehicle, the length of which, including the load, exceeds 6 meters or the width of 2 meters, must be fitted at the front, at the limit of the template, with two front reflectors, reflecting white light.
VII. – The fact, for any driver of a motor vehicle or animal traction, to contravene the provisions of this article is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.
VIII. – The fact, for any driver of a cycle, to contravene the provisions of the present article is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the first class.

Article R313-21

   If the overall width of a load exceeds by more than 0.40 meter the point of the illuminating surface furthest from the median longitudinal plane of the vehicle, the load must be signaled at night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, By a lamp or device reflecting white towards the front and by a lamp or a device reflecting red towards the rear, so arranged that the point on the illuminating or reflecting surface of these lamps or devices furthest from the median longitudinal plane of the vehicle is less than 0.40 meters from the end of the overall width of the load.
The fact, for any driver, of contravening the provisions of this article is punishable by the fine provided for third class contraventions.
At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, in the event of the absence, non-compliance or defect of the lights or devices required by this article, immobilization may be prescribed under the conditions provided for in Articles L. 325 -1 to L. 325-3.

Article R313-22

   Any vehicle or agricultural or public works equipment may be fitted, for night work, with one or more work lights.
Any driver using these devices on roads open to public traffic in conditions other than night work is punishable by the fine provided for fourth class contraventions.

Article R313-23

   I. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, any animal-drawn vehicle must be fitted with the following devices:
1 ° At the front, one or two lights emitting a white or yellow light towards the front;
2º At the rear, one or two lights emitting a red light towards the rear.
II. – These lights must be visible at night on a clear day at a distance of 150 meters without being dazzling for other drivers.
III. – If there are two lights with white or yellow light or two lights with red light, they must be placed symmetrically. If there is only one white or yellow light or one red light, each of them must be placed to the left of the vehicle if the latter is moving and on the side opposite to the sidewalk or at the shoulder if parked.
IV. – However, can only be signaled by a single light, placed on the side opposite the shoulder or the sidewalk, emitting a white or yellow light towards the front and a red light towards the rear:
1 ° Traction vehicles single-axle animal;
2 ° Animal-drawn vehicles for agricultural use; the light must then be attached to the vehicle or carried in the hand by a conveyor immediately beside and to the left of the vehicle;
3 ° Other parked animal-drawn vehicles, on condition that their length does not exceed 6 meters.
V. – When several animal-drawn vehicles are traveling in a convoy, the first vehicle of each group of two or three vehicles following each other without an interval must be equipped with the light (s) emitting a white or yellow light and the last vehicle with the light (s) emitting a red light provided above. The intermediate vehicle, if it exists, is exempt from all lighting.
VI. – However, for vehicles stationary or parked in built-up areas, the use of the lights provided for in this article is not required when the lighting of the roadway allows other users to clearly see the vehicle at a sufficient distance .
VII. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, all handcrafts must be fitted with the lighting devices required for single-axle animal-drawn vehicles. In the same circumstances, any driver of a handcart, in circulation, stationary or parked on a road, must use these devices.
VIII. – The lights referred to in this article must be placed in such a way that no part of the vehicle or its load destroys its effectiveness by hiding them in a total or partial way.
IX. – The fact for any driver to contravene the provisions of this article relating to the equipment of the vehicles is punished by the fine provided for the contraventions of the third class.
X. – The fact that any driver does not make use, at night or during the day when visibility is insufficient, of the lights provided for in this article is punishable by the fine provided for contraventions of the fourth class.

Article R313-24

   I. – The electrical connections of four-wheel motor vehicles and their trailers, with the exception of agricultural or forestry vehicles and equipment, must be such as front position lights, rear position lights, side lights. bulk where they exist, the side position lamps where they exist and the rear registration or operating registration plate lighting device may only be switched on and off simultaneously.
This condition does not apply when the front and rear position lamps are used, as well as side position lamps combined or reciprocally incorporated in said lamps, as parking lamps.
For the same vehicles, the electrical connections must be such that the main beam headlights, the low beam headlights and the front fog lights can only be switched on if the front and rear position lights, the clearance lights where they exist , the side position lamps, where they exist, and the rear registration or operating number plate lighting device. However, this condition is not imposed for main-beam headlamps or dipped-beam headlamps when their light warnings consist of the intermittent illumination of the main-beam headlamps or of the alternating illumination at short intervals of the dipped-beam headlamps and the headlamps. of road.
II. – The electrical connections of two or three-wheel motor vehicles must be such as the front position lamp or, in the absence of a front position lamp, the dipped beam, the rear position lamp and the control device. The rear registration plate lights can only be switched on and off simultaneously.
For these same vehicles, the electrical connections must be such that the main beam, low beam and fog lamp can only be switched on if the front position light or, in the absence of a front position light , the low beam, the rear position light and the license plate light are also low. However, this condition is not imposed for the main beam or the low beam when they are used for light signals produced by intermittent illumination of the low beam at short intervals or by intermittent illumination of the high beam or by ignition. alternating at short intervals between low beam and high beam.
III. – The electrical connections of agricultural and forestry tractors must be such that the front position lights, the clearance lights, where they exist, and the rear registration plate lighting device can only be switched on simultaneously.

   For these same vehicles, the electrical connections must be such that the main beam headlights, the low beam headlights and the front and rear fog lights can only be switched on if the front position lights, the clearance lights where they exist and the rear registration plate lighting system are also suitable. However, this condition is not imposed for main-beam headlamps or dipped-beam headlamps when their light warnings consist of the intermittent switching on at short intervals of the dipped-beam headlamps or of the intermittent switching on of the main-beam headlamps or of l alternating switching on at short intervals of the dipped beam headlights and the main beam headlights.
IV. – The fact of contravening the provisions of this article is punishable by the fine provided for contraventions of the third class.
V. – At night, or during the day when visibility is insufficient, in the event of non-compliance or defective equipment required by this article, immobilization may be prescribed under the conditions provided for in Articles L. 325-1 to L. 325-3.

Article R313-25

   Unless otherwise provided by order of the Minister responsible for transport, two lights or devices with the same meaning and capable of being used at the same time must be placed symmetrically with respect to the longitudinal plane of symmetry of the vehicle; they must emit or reflect light beams of the same color and of the same intensity.
Lights and signals may not be of variable intensity, except those of the direction indicators and the distress signal.
The fact that any driver contravenes the provisions of this article is punishable by the fine provided for third class contraventions.

Article R313-26

   The doubling of red lights by strictly identical lights is authorized on vehicles whose total authorized weight exceeds 3.5 tonnes, provided that the stop lights and direction indicator lights are also doubled under the conditions set by order of the Minister in charge of transport.
The fact of contravening the provisions of this article is punished by the fine provided for third class contraventions.

Article R313-27

   Special lights for vehicles of general interest.
I. – Any priority vehicle of general interest may be fitted with special rotating lights or a special signaling ramp.
II. – Any vehicle of general interest benefiting from passage facilities may be fitted, with prefectural authorization, with special flashing lights.
III. – Any vehicle of general interest may be fitted with additional signaling devices using fluorescent or retroreflective elements.

Article R313-28

   Any slow moving or bulky vehicle, the list of which is fixed by the Minister in charge of transport, may be fitted with special lights and additional signaling devices using fluorescent or retro-reflective elements.

Article R313-29

   Holding, using, adapting, placing, applying or transporting for any reason the lights reserved for vehicles of general interest is punishable by the fine provided for contraventions of the fourth class.
These lights can be seized and confiscated.
Immobilization may be prescribed under the conditions provided for in Articles L. 325-1 to L. 325-3.

Article R313-30

   The technical rules provided for in this section are applicable to vehicles and special equipment of the armed forces only if they are compatible with their technical characteristics of manufacture and use.

Article R313-31

   I. – The Minister in charge of transport fixes by decree:
1 ° The conditions of application of this section and the conditions of approval and installation of the lighting and signaling devices that it provides;
2 ° The characteristics of the special lights of vehicles of general interest and of slow moving or bulky vehicles;
3 ° The characteristics of additional signaling devices using fluorescent or retro-reflective elements that can be fitted to the front, rear or side on vehicles of general interest and vehicles with slow progress;
4 ° The categories of vehicles which must include additional signage at the rear by fluorescent and retro-reflective devices, as well as the characteristics of these devices;
5 ° The categories of vehicles that may include additional signage by fluorescent or retro-reflective devices as well as the characteristics of these devices;
6 ° The categories of vehicles which must include, depending on their length, additional side reflectors as well as the characteristics and conditions of installation of these devices.
II. – For agricultural and forestry vehicles and equipment, the Minister responsible for agriculture must be consulted.
III. – The Minister in charge of transport may prohibit the use of lighting or signaling devices that do not conform to types that have received his approval.

Article R313-32

   The Minister in charge of transport fixes by decree:
1 ° The special lighting and signaling conditions for vehicles transporting logs or long pieces extending beyond the rear of the vehicles;
2 ° The rules relating to the light signaling of winter service vehicles;
3 ° The rules relating to the lighting and signaling of certain special vehicles whose speed cannot exceed 25 km / h by construction.

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