- Alaska Headlights Law
Lighting laws in Alaska
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Department of Transportation
13 AAC 04.020. Headlights
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a motor vehicle must be equipped with at least two headlights, one on each side of the front of the motor vehicle. The headlights must emit white light to the front of the vehicle, comply with the requirements and limitations set out in this section, and be mounted at a height of not more than 54 inches or less than 24 inches.
(e) When a motor vehicle is driven on a highway during the times specified in sec. 10 of this chapter, the driver shall use a high distribution of light or composite beam, directed at a height and of sufficient intensity to reveal persons and vehicles at a distance of 450 feet in advance of the vehicle for all load conditions, subject to the following requirements and limitations:
1) when the driver of a vehicle approaches an oncoming vehicle within 500 feet, the driver shall use a distribution of light, or composite beam, so that the glaring or high-intensity portion of the light is not projected into the eyes of the oncoming driver; the light must be of sufficient intensity to reveal a person or a vehicle at a distance of 150 feet in advance of the vehicle for all load conditions; and
2) when the driver of a vehicle approaches another vehicle from the rear, within 300 feet, the approaching driver may not use the highest distribution of light.
13 AAC 04.245. Display of warning lights and devices when vehicle is stopped or disabled
(a) When a vehicle described in sec. 240(a) of this chapter is disabled, stopped, or parked on a shoulder of a highway outside a municipality in a manner which presents a hazard to traffic, and at a time when lights are required to be illuminated under sec. 10 of this chapter, the driver of the vehicle must display the following warning devices, except as provided in (b) of this section:
1) a lighted fusee, a lighted red electric lantern, or a portable red emergency reflector, which must immediately be placed at the traffic side of the vehicle in the direction of the nearest approaching traffic;
13 AAC 04.100. Flashing blue lights on vehicles
(e) Police and public fire vehicles may not use a flashing blue light except simultaneously with a flashing red light as required in sec. 90 of this chapter.
(c) The following vehicles must be equipped with a flashing yellow warning light visible at 500 feet in normal sunlight to either the front, rear or sides or from all positions:
1) a vehicle of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, a municipality, or a contractor used in highway maintenance, inspection, survey or construction when working upon or within eight feet of a roadway;
2) a vehicle of a public utility company, when actually engaged in the construction, removal, repair, maintenance or inspection of a public utility facility and when parked or moving slower than the normal traffic flow upon or within eight feet of a roadway;
3) a motor vehicle engaged in towing a house or a building upon a highway;
4) a pilot car as provided in 17 AAC 25.090;
(b) Except as provided in secs. 37, 40, and 90 - 100 of this chapter, no person may drive or move a vehicle upon a highway displaying
1) a red light visible from directly in front of the center of the vehicle;
2) a flashing or rotating light; or
3) an alternately flashing light.
Headlights: 2 minimum
- minimum height: 24 inches
- maximum height: 54 inches
Tail lights: 2 minimum
- maximum height: 20 inches