Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 898Primary Sponsor: ReeseCommittee Number: 15Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Motor vehicle lights, times to useResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: TransportationComputer Document Number: DKA/3080AL.94Introduced Date: 19940111Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19940111Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: ReeseType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 898 Senate 19940111 Introduced, read first time, 15 referred to Committee 898 Senate 19931122 Prefiled, referred to 15 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-4450, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TIMES WHEN LIGHTS ON VEHICLES MUST BE USED, SO AS TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC TIME PERIODS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-4450 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-5-4450. Every A vehicle upon travelling on a street or highway within in this State shall must display lighted lamps and illuminating devices, excluding parking lights, from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. during Eastern Standard Time and from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. during Daylight Savings Time, and at any other time times when windshield wipers are in use as a result of rain, sleet, or snow, or when inclement weather or environmental factors severely reduce the ability to clearly discern persons and vehicles on the street or highway at a distance of five hundred feet ahead as required in this article for different classes of vehicles, subject to exceptions with respect to parked vehicles as provided in this article;. provided, however, the The provisions of this section requiring use of lights in conjunction with the use of windshield wipers shall do not apply to instances when windshield wipers are used intermittently in misting rain, sleet, or snow.
Until January 1, 1989, any a person who fails to display the lights of a vehicle he is operating when lights are required by this section due to inclement weather or environmental factors may be issued only a warning ticket.
Any A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, may be fined up to not more than twenty-five dollars."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.