Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

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R714. Public Safety, Highway Patrol.

Rule R714-200. Standards for Vehicle Lights and Illuminating Devices.

As in effect on August 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R714-200-1. Purpose.

Section 41-6a-1620 requires 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. The standards shall conform as nearly as practical to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulations.

R714-200-2. Authority.

This rule is authorized by Sections 41-6a-1601 and 41-6a-1620, and Subsection 53-1-106(1)(a).

R714-200-3. Federal Standard Adopted and Incorporated by Reference.

The Department hereby adopts the standards set forth in 49 CFR 571 Standard 108 (1997 edition) as the standard governing vehicle lights and illuminating devices in Utah and incorporates such federal regulation into this rule by this reference.

R714-200-4. Miscellaneous Light Restrictions.

A. Alternately flashing lights described in Sections 41-6a-1616 and 41-6a-1302 may not be used on any vehicle other than a school bus or authorized emergency vehicle.

B. No vehicle, except an authorized emergency vehicle, may use rotating lights as described in Subsection 41-6a-1616(4).

C. No vehicle, except a police vehicle, may use rotating blue lights or flashing blue lights as described in Section 41-6a-1616.

R714-200-5. Process of Requesting Equipment Approval.

A. Upon receiving a written request, the Department shall review the equipment to ensure that it meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

B. After reviewing the equipment, the Department shall issue a written response, explaining the reason for approval or denial of the requested equipment.


lights, motor vehicle safety

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

December 1, 2008

Notice of Continuation

June 19, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

41-6-117; 41-6-142; 53-1-106(1)(a)

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R714, please contact the promulgating agency (Public Safety, Highway Patrol). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.