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Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Lighting 2004

Published: | Category: Land transport rules , Vehicle lighting | Audience: General

Sets out standards and safety requirements for lighting equipment that is fitted to a vehicle (including a pedal cycle), to allow the vehicle to be operated safely and not endanger the safety of other road users.

About the rule

The rule is available in consolidated format (ie, a full, up-to-date, version of the rule including all its amendments) OR as the original, unamended rule with separate amendment rules. Please choose the option that best suits your needs from the list below.

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About the questions and answers

Questions and answers are provided to accompany a new rule or amendment rule when it is signed. Please note − these versions of the questions and answers are not updated to take into account any later amendments to the rule and are retained for historic interest only.

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: 27 February 2005
  • Reference: Rule 32005
  • Contact:
  • Amendments: 32005/9 (latest amendment)
  • Also known as: Vehicle Lighting Rule or Lighting Rule

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