DAR File No. 41838

This notice was published in the July 15, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 14) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Public Safety, Highway Patrol

Rule R714-200

Standards for Vehicle Lights and Illuminating Devices

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 41838
Filed: 06/19/2017 09:31:17 AM

NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION

Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Subsection 41-6a-1601(2)(c)(iv) states that 49 CFR 571 Standard 108 related to lights and illuminating devices is adopted. Section 41-6a-1620 states that the department shall approve or disapprove any lighting device or other safety equipment, component or assembly of a type for which approval is specifically required under this part. It states that the department shall consider the part for approval within a reasonable time after approval has been requested. It also states that the department shall establish a procedure for the submission, review, approval, disapproval, issuance of an approval certificate, and the expiration or renewal of approval for any part mentioned above. Subsection 53-1-106(1)(a) states that the department shall make rules and perform the functions specified in Title 41, Chapter 6a, Traffic Code.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

There was a request that undercarriage lights of different colors be approved because the owner of the vehicle felt the lights enhanced safety and identification when picking up passengers at night.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

Subsection 41-6a-1601(2)(c)(iv) states that 49 CFR 571 Standard 108 related to lights and illuminating devices is adopted. Section 41-6a-1620 states that the department shall approve or disapprove any lighting device or other safety equipment, component or assembly of a type for which approval is specifically required under this part. It states that the department shall consider the part for approval within a reasonable time after approval has been requested. It also states that the department shall establish a procedure for the submission, review, approval, disapproval, issuance of an approval certificate, and the expiration or renewal of approval for any part mentioned above. Subsection 53-1-106(1)(a) states that the department shall make rules and perform the functions specified in Title 41, Chapter 6a, Traffic Code. This rule helps keep vehicles safe and help reduce distractions from improper lighting on vehicles. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

Public Safety
Highway Patrol
CALVIN L RAMPTON COMPLEX
4501 S 2700 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84119-5994

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Steven Winward at the above address, by phone at 801-550-6163, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]
  • Kim Gibb at the above address, by phone at 801-556-8198, by FAX at 801-964-4482, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]
  • Greg Willmore at the above address, by phone at 801-965-4889, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Effective:

06/19/2017

Authorized by:

Steven Winward, Captain


Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2017/b20170715.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Steven Winward at the above address, by phone at 801-550-6163, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]; Kim Gibb at the above address, by phone at 801-556-8198, by FAX at 801-964-4482, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]; Greg Willmore at the above address, by phone at 801-965-4889, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.