• A lighted lamp or illuminating device on a vehicle, which projects a beam of light of an intensity greater than 300 candlepower (3770 lumens) must be directed so that the beam will not strike the level of the road at a distance of more than 75 feet from the vehicle. A vehicle on the highway may not have more than four lamps lighted on the front of the vehicle including head lamps, auxiliary lamps, spot lamps, or any other lamp if the lamp projects a beam of an intensity greater than 300 candlepower.
  • A person may not drive any vehicle on any highway with any lamp or device on it that displays a red or blue light visible from directly in front of its center. The use of flashing and rotating lights in Utah is not definitely restricted.
  • In addition to at least two headlights and two tail lights, vehicles in Utah must have at least two spot lights and one parking lamp (see below).
  • Utah headlights laws

    Lighting laws in Utah

    Utah Vehicle Code

    Title 41 – Motor Vehicles

    Chapter 6a – Traffic Code

    Part 16 – Vehicle Equipment

    Department of Transportation Department of Transportation


    41-6a-1603.Lights and illuminating devices. Duty to display. Time.

    1)

    (a) The operator of a vehicle shall turn on the lamps or lights of the vehicle on a highway at any time from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise and at any other time when, due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, persons and vehicles on the highway are not clearly discernible at a distance of 1,000 feet ahead.

    (b) The lights, lighted lamps, and other lamps and illuminating devices under Subsection (1)(a) shall be lighted as respectively required for different classes of vehicles, subject to the exceptions for parked vehicles under Section 41-6a-1607.

    2) Whenever a requirement is made as to distance from which certain lamps and devices shall render objects visible or within which the lamps or devices shall be visible, the provisions apply during the times specified under Subsection (1)(a) for a vehicle without load on a straight, level, unlighted highway under normal atmospheric conditions, unless a different time or condition is expressly stated.

    3) Whenever a requirement is made as to the mounted height of lamps or devices it shall mean from the center of the lamp or device to the level ground upon which the vehicle stands when the vehicle is without a load.

    41-6a-1604. Motor vehicle head lamps, tail lamps, stop lamps, and other lamps.

    1) A motor vehicle shall be equipped with at least two head lamps with at least one on each side of the front of the motor vehicle.

    2) (a) A motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, and any other vehicle which is being drawn at the end of a combination of vehicles, shall be equipped with at least two tail lamps and two or more red reflectors mounted on the rear.

    Colors Restrictions Colors Restrictions


    41-6a-1604. Motor vehicle head lamps, tail lamps, stop lamps, and other lamps.

    2) (b) All stop lamps or other lamps and reflectors mounted on the rear of a vehicle shall display or reflect a red color. A turn signal or hazard warning light may be red or yellow.

    41-6a-1616. High intensity beams -- Red or blue lights.

    2) (a) Except for an authorized emergency vehicle described in Section 41-6a-1601, a school bus described in Section 41-6a-1302, or a simulated emergency vehicle used in accordance with Section 41-6a-1718, a person may not operate or move any vehicle or equipment on a highway with a lamp or device capable of displaying a red light that is visible from directly in front of the center of the vehicle.

    2) (b) A person may not operate or move any vehicle or equipment on a highway with a lamp or device capable of displaying a blue light that is visible from directly in front of the center of the vehicle.

    Equipment Restricted Equipment Restricted


    41-6a-1607. Parking lamps required.

    1) (a) A vehicle shall be equipped with one or more parking lamps.

    41-6a-1610. Spot lamps.

    (1) A motor vehicle may not be equipped with more than two spot lamps.

    41-6a-1611. Hazard warning lamps.

    (1) A vehicle manufactured with hazard warning lights shall be equipped with hazard warning lights for the purpose of warning the operators of other vehicles of the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring the exercise of unusual care in approaching, overtaking, or passing.

    41-6a-1612. Back-up lamps. Side marker lamps.

    1)

    (a) A motor vehicle may be equipped with one or more back-up lamps either separately or in combination with other lamps.

    (b) A back-up lamp or lamps may not be lighted when the motor vehicle is in forward motion.

    (c) A lighted back-up lamp shall emit a white light.

    (2) A vehicle may be equipped with one or more side marker lamps that may be flashed in conjunction with turn or vehicular hazard warning signals.

    41-6a-1616. Flashing lights.

    (3) A person may not use flashing lights on a vehicle except for:

    (a) taillights of bicycles described in Section 41-6a-1114;

    (b) authorized emergency vehicles described in Section 41-6a-1601;

    (c) turn signals described in Section 41-6a-1604;

    (d) hazard warning lights described in Sections 41-6a-1608 and 41-6a-1611;

    (e) school bus flashing lights described in Section 41-6a-1302;

    (f) vehicles engaged in highway construction or maintenance described in Section 41-6a-1617;

    (g) a simulated emergency vehicle used in accordance with Section 41-6a-1718; and

    (h) a continuously flashing light system under Section 41-6a-1604.

    Other Rules Other Rules


    Headlights: 2 minimum

    • minimum height: 15 inches
    • maximum height: n/a

    Tail lights: 2 minimum

    • minimum height: 15 inches
    • maximum height: n/a

    Spot lights: 2 maximum

    • minimum height: n/a
    • maximum height: n/a

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