Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     61-8-607. Lamps and other equipment on bicycles and mopeds. (1) A bicycle or moped when in use at dawn, dusk, or nighttime must be equipped with:
     (a) a lamp on the front emitting a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front. In lieu of a lamp affixed to the bicycle [or moped], a bicyclist may use a lamp with equal intensity and visibility affixed to the cyclist's helmet and facing forward.
     (b) facing the rear, either a lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the rear or a red reflector visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the rear when illuminated by low-beam motor vehicle headlamps; and
     (c) reflective material large and reflective enough to be visible from the left and right sides from a distance of at least 500 feet when illuminated by low-beam motor vehicle headlamps.
     (2) A bicycle or moped must be equipped with a brake enabling the operator to stop the bicycle [or moped] within no more than 25 feet from a speed of 10 miles an hour on dry, level, clean pavement.

     History: En. Sec. 87, Ch. 263, L. 1955; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 351, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 32-2190; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 503, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 255, L. 2015; amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 374, L. 2015.

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