Captain Goddammit wrote:I read this line in the Law Enforcement edition of the Jack Rabbit Speaks: "Headlights and taillights on art cars will also be monitored while on playa."
I've scoured the DMV rules, and have never found anything that said MVs need normal street-legal lighting, but that line leads me to believe MVs have to have two red tail lights. I know the last time I registered mine in 2008, they threw the two red tail lights thing at us at the DMV completely by surprise and I had to quickly cobble something together on the spot. (Thanks for the borrowed trailer lights, fellow eplayan WeDeliver!)
Does anyone know what the deal is?
Captain Goddammit wrote:I tend to agree, I'm going to err on the side of caution and outfit my MV with a set of red tail lights, but I think it's an important detail that's been grossly overlooked that I'd like to spread the word about, if it is indeed a requirement.
Captain Goddammit wrote:Well, the DMV got right back to me, I was surprised!
Essentially they said they don't have the specific tail light rule, but the Law Enforcement Officers may choose to enforce such things.
So - I'm sayin, all Mutant Vehicle operators, equip your rig with headlights and tail lights!
all Mutant Vehicle operators, equip your rig with headlights and tail lights
Captain Goddammit wrote:I know the last time I registered mine in 2008, they threw the two red tail lights thing at us at the DMV completely by surprise and I had to quickly cobble something together on the spot.
Some clarification. The statement regarding LEOs monitoring brake/tail lights of Mutant Vehicles at the event was actually incorrect in the Jack Rabbit Speaks. Vehicles ENTERING the event may be monitored for tail lights, etc. however Burning Man's agreement with the BLM has an exception for Mutant Vehicles for certain requirements (including lighting) that they would normally enforce for street/off-road vehicles.
As folks have noted previously in this thread that the Black Rock DMV does not specifically mention Tail/Brake lights as a requirement for Mutant Vehicles.
That being said, while this is not a requirement of the BRC DMV, Nevada state law differs and while LEOs at the event have not generally enforced laws regarding tail lights at the event, they have on occasion stopped some vehicles (old dog/new tricks syndrome), so we generally suggest MV Owners consider that risk in your design plans.
As always, if you still have questions or need additional clarification please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Chef Juke for the DMV Hotties
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