(a) Every motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer and pole trailer and any other vehicle
which is being drawn at the end of a train of vehicles shall be equipped with at least
1 tail lamp, mounted on the rear, which, when lighted as hereinbefore required, shall
emit a red light plainly visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear, provided,
that, in the case of a train of vehicles only the tail lamp on the rearmost vehicle
need actually be seen from the distance specified. Provided, however, that every such above mentioned vehicle, other than a truck tractor,
registered in this State and manufactured or assembled after July 1, 1956, shall be
equipped with at least 2 tail lamps mounted on the rear, which, when lighted as herein
required, shall comply with this section.
(b) Every tail lamp upon every vehicle shall be located at a height of not more than
72 inches nor less than 20 inches.
(c) Either a tail lamp or a separate lamp shall be so constructed and placed as to
illuminate with a white light the rear registration plate and render it clearly legible
from a distance of 50 feet to the rear. Any tail lamp or tail lamps, together with any separate lamp for illuminating the
rear registration plate, shall be so wired as to be lighted whenever the head lamps
or auxiliary driving lamps are lighted.
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